Bioblitz at the Blueberry Sandplain Grassland

  • June 8, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us at the blueberry field portion of Crystal Spring Farm Preserve for an event in which we will observe, photograph, identify and catalog as many species as we can over the course of a morning. You don’t need to be an expert to contribute— just come with an observant eye and a curious mind!
BTLT protects twenty acres of blueberry sandplain grassland, a rare habitat in Maine that supports various unique species. Help us understand which species are occupying this part of the preserve by learning to use the digital community science platform iNaturalist, an public online database that holds more than 19 million observations of over 200,000 species.
Your observations will help guide our management of this special habitat. We will catalog all species we are able to observe, but we will pay particular attention to birds, insects, and plants.
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019. 8:30-11:00 AM, with optional early birding at 7:00 AM. At 1 PM, there will be an optional session at a location with WiFi (to be determined) for those wanting help uploading their data to iNaturalist.
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Where: The blueberry sandplain grassland at Crystal Spring Farm Preserve, south of Pleasant Hill Road. Park and meet us at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden at the end of Maurice Drive.
Who: All are welcome. Participants younger than 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring:
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • water and snacks
  • protection from the elements (sun, rain, mosquitoes, ticks)
  • digital camera or smart phone
  • binoculars, hand lens, species field guides (optional)
To register or for more details, contact Richard Joyce at richardvanjoyce@gmail.com or (248) 505-8326.

Venue:  

Address:
40 Maurice Drive, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, United States

Description:

CSF – North is the location of one of our trail heads, as well as our Tom Settlemire Community Garden and Labyrinth in the Woods