Joe Guthrie of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute invites you to a citizen science volunteer opportunity (Service Code C200). On Sunday, July 14th 2019 VWL and their partners at The Clifton Institute (www.cliftoninstitute.org) are co-hosting a BioBlitz at Oxbow Farm in Warren County, near Front Royal (What’s a BioBlitz? See here)
The Oxbow Farm BioBlitz will be limited to 30 participants, including staff from VWL and Clifton. To ensure a spot at this one-time event, register by using the following link (scroll to the bottom of the linked page and look for the REGISTER icon; select “1” and leave the registration fee at 0.00, then click “Submit”): https://bit.ly/2xijEhK
The draft schedule is as follows:
6:30-9:30 AM: Bird walk
10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Reptile and amphibian walk
3:00-4:00 PM: Flying insects walk
4:00-5:00 PM: Terrestrial arthropod walk (turning over logs and rocks)
3:00-5:00 PM: Fungi walk
3:00-6:00 PM: Plants & wildflower walk
8:30-10:00 PM: Night creatures (insects at black lights, reptiles and amphibians)
We will use the popular iNaturalist platform/app to collect, review and document everything we find during the BioBlitz.
If this interests you, please sign up by registering at the link above. If you have questions, please email [email protected] (cc-ed above) and Joe Guthrie ([email protected]). Some of you may have visited Oxbow in the past and know how special it is. For those of you who’ve not seen Oxbow, here’s an opportunity.