Citizen Scientists required to help take stock of the Shirley and George Pond Nature
LPBLT's BioBlitz will bring together local naturalists and experts with interested
individuals to share their knowledge of a variety of topics including plant identification,
pollinator and butterfly identification, and bats and moths. It will be happening
at the Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve on Saturday August 12th from 8:30
a.m. until 11:00 p.m. with different sessions held throughout the day.
This event is an important way for LPBLT to collect valuable information about the
nature reserve and expand our database of species on the property. It will provide
a "snap-shot" of the species and diversity of the property, and give a baseline
of data that can be used for future management decisions or evaluating the health
of an ecosystem over time.
Participants will have the opportunity to see how biological inventories are done
and gain skills that will help them do their own.
Anyone interested in participating in LPBLT's BioBlitz can find more information
about the event or register for any of the sessions at http://ow.ly/4Gxw30dmoKj
In addition, LPBLT is in search of volunteers to help run the event. Volunteers
are needed for event set up and take down, running the registration table, and assisting
with parking and directions. If you are interested in volunteering with LPBLT and
can lend a few hours, please contact Lyndsay Shular, Stewardship Coordinator at
519-420-9913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for LPBLT's BioBlitz was provided by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Founded in 1996, LPBLT is a charitable non-government organization that protects
and restores important natural habitats in Norfolk County and other parts of the
Long Point watershed. We promote conservation through outreach, research, habitat
restoration, and species at risk recovery. We work with landowners, volunteers,
partners, and other conservation groups to steward and protect natural areas in
the region. We also strategically acquire and manage natural areas to safeguard
special features and ensure the habitat is protected in perpetuity. For more information