Ridgefield BioBlitz 2022

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Ridgefield BioBlitz 2022

Saturday, June 11

Location: Weir Farm National Historical Park

This program is in partnership with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission, Weir Farm National Historical Park, and the Woodcock Nature Center.

Come celebrate Ridgefield’s biodiversity! All ages welcome! A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. 

 

Join us as we visit different habitats and attempt to identify as many plant, animal, and fungi species that we can find. Participants will take a trail walk to Weir Pond, stopping to investigate field, forest, and aquatic habitats. Each habitat station will have activities guided by expert naturalists and scientists including insect displays, pond scooping for invertebrates, looking under logs, learning about bears, and even an art station to make your own nature journal!

Early Birding Survey

7:00- 8:30 AM

Join WNC educator and bird expert Tommy McCarthy on a short walk through field and forest to identify bird species by sight and listening to calls. Bring Binoculars.

Family Sessions

9:00-11:00 AM

12:00-2:00 PM

3:00-5:00 PM

Sign up for one Family Session. Participants will walk trails along field, forest, and pond habitats stopping at stations along the way. Each station will have activities including insect displays, pond scooping for invertebrates, looking under logs, learning about bears, and even an art station to make your own nature journal!

This event is free but pre-registration is required.

Email Sarah at sbreznen@woodcocknaturecenter.org

Online Registration Closed. Email Sarah

iNaturalist 

We will use the free mobile app iNaturalist to identify species and collect data. All species observed will be added to the Ridgefield Natural Resource Inventory. The NRI catalogs the mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, trees and flowers that inhabit Ridgefield, providing a blueprint to chart a more sustainable future. 

Please download the free iNaturalist app prior to the event! Download for iPhone or Google Play

 

Join the iNaturalist Ridgefield CT NRI Project.

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