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BioBlitz @ Leight Estuary Center

  • 04/28/2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • 04/29/2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • Abingdon, Maryland


Join Scientists from around the Chesapeake Bay at our the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center’s Sixth Annual BioBlitz.
So what is BioBlitz? 
It is 24 fascinating hours of searching the forest, water, meadows, and air for different plants and animals. Our goal is to document the species that make Leight Park their home. Discover the natural history of our region and learn to identify the flora and fauna of the upper Bay alongside a science professional while helping us update our species list. Join us for one session or more.

  • Saturday afternoon, April 28, 2012
  • 12-2 pm Snails & Herps (reptiles and amphibians)
  • 12-2 Fish and other Aquatic Organisms of the upper Bay (seining)
  • 1:30 – 3:30 Insects of sunlit habitats
  • 2-4 Zooplankton in the freshwater tidal marsh
  • 4-6 Wetland Plants
  • 4:30-6:30 Terrestrial arthropods of the dark forest
  • 4:30-7 Marsh Mammals (canoe)
  • 7:30-9 Nocturnal Insects*
  • 7-9 Marsh Amphibians*
  • 7-10 Rails and Owls in the marsh (kayak)*
  • Sunday morning, April 29, 2012
  • 6:30-10:30 am Migratory and Resident Birds of forest and meadow
  • 8-10 am Mushroom Foray
  • 9-12 noon Forest Trees: taxonomy and habitat
  • 10-12 noon Marsh Plants & Eagles (canoe)
*Bring a headlamp or flashlight for these sessions.

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