Here's a reminder that the registration deadline is approaching for what
will be the greatest gathering of biologists and naturalists ever assembled
in Vermont. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) will host a
BioBlitz June 25-26 along the Ottauquechee River in Hartford and Hartland.
As you probably know, a BioBlitz is a 24-hour survey of every living thing
at a park or preserve. All five kingdoms are in play -- bobcats,
butterflies, bacteria, birds and anything else living. Here's the web site:
[ ] If you plan to attend, PLEASE REGISTER NOW OR BEFORE JUNE 1 at
www.vinsweb.org/BioBlitz/join.html. The 24-hour survey period runs from 3
p.m. on Friday, June 25, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. Come for all of it
or part of it.
[ ] Spread the word. Forward this email to colleagues in the biological
sciences and post it to your favorite bio-listserv.
The BioBlitz site will be the new VINS preserve along the Ottauquechee
River in Hartford (43.64318N x 72.41089W) as well as the adjoining Quechee
State Park and land owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers extending into
Hartland to the North Hartland Dam. These properties comprise a mixture of
natural communities, including forested areas, openings, wetlands, ponds
and rivers (even the famed Quechee Gorge).
BioBlitz sponsors include the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy,
the National Wildlife Federation's Northeastern Field Office, the Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
So please join friends and colleagues for what we expect will become an
annual tradition in biodiversity at a different Vermont site each year. If
you have any questions, send them along to me by email. Thanks.
Vermont BioBlitz Coordinator
The Vermont BioBlitz
A Project of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
27023 Church Hill Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
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