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BioBlitz this Friday-Saturday at SUNY College Lodge

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

We are only two days away from the blitz! On July 18-19, 2014 experts from across the region will take part in a ‘BioBlitz’ conducted by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History at the SUNY College Lodge Nature Preserve in Brocton.

SUNY College Lodge sign

A BioBlitz is a 24-hour race to identify as many species of plants and animals of all kinds on the property and we invite you to join in the fun. Hear from the experts what they are finding or join us for a number of free and public walks and talks about some of the unique and exciting life that can be found on the approximately 200-acre property owned and operated by the Faculty Student Association of SUNY Fredonia.

Here is a schedule of our walks and talks:

Friday, July 18:
5:00PM – Wildflower walk
9:00PM – Bats and owls

Saturday, July 19:
8:00AM – Bird walk and banding demonstration
9:00AM – Wildlflower walk
10:00AM – Amphibians, reptiles and vernal pools
11:00AM – Damselflies, dragonflies and butterflies
12:00PM – Mushrooms and other fungi
1:00PM – Ants and other insects
3:00PM – Closing ceremony

All of these programs are open to the public and free!

RTPI staff is currently conducting a year-long plant and wildlife assessment of the College Lodge. Working with SUNY staff and experienced local naturalists we are surveying all forms of life in order to create a conservation and management plan recommending best practices for the site. Visit the College Lodge page in our Natural History Atlas here: http://rtpi.org/college-lodge/

The College Lodge is located at 8067 Route 380 – Brocton, NY 14716. Get specific directions here: http://www.collegelodge.com/directions.aspx

We hope to see you there!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator