FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ- Expert Sessions

Date: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ- Expert Sessions

(FOR ADULTS)

FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND  

Birds 1: 7:00AM-9:00AM

Prairie Plants 1: 10:00AM-12:00PM (Blufftop)

Prairie Plants 2: 10:00AM-12:00PM (Blufftop)

Woodland Plants: 10:00AM-12:00PM (Creek)*

Insects: 12:30PM-2:30PM

Birds 2: 8:30PM-10:30PM

Are you an expert in field identification of plants, insects or birds?  Then we want YOU! Work with other experts, in partnership with Maplewood Nature Center and Great River Greening, at our first Fish Creek Bioblitz. Help us identify, record and generate a species list. Download the iNaturalist smart phone app or hand-record observations. Bring your favorite field guides, sweep nets, insect jars, and binoculars or use those provided. Surveys will be off trail.  Long pants, closed-toe footwear and tall socks are highly recommended. A light refreshment will be provided. Fee: Free! Register online by Friday, June 15th at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170.  Co-sponsored by the Friends of Maplewood Nature.

at fish creek preserve, 1505 Henry Lane, Maplewood 55119

*AT FISH CREEK, MEET AT OAKWOOD CHURCH PARKING LOT, 1388 POINT DOUGLAS RD S., SAINT PAUL,  

  MN 55119

 

BIRDS

Prerequisites:

  • Can identify a considerable number of Minnesota birds by sight/sound

  • Can maneuver on uneven terrain

  • Experience using a field guide or Ebird

INSECTS

Prerequisites:

  • Can identify major groups of Minnesota insects

  • Preferred ability to identify some to genera/species

  • Can crouch, bend, and maneuver on uneven terrain

  • Experience carefully handling live specimens

  • Experience using a field guide

  • Experience using a dichotomous key

PLANTS

Prerequisites:

  • Can identify both Minnesota native and non-native plants

  • Can crouch, bend, and maneuver on uneven terrain

  • Experience using a dichotomous key

  • Experience collecting vouchers a plus

Contact: 
651-249-2170