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BioBlitz 2013/2014

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Who
: SUNY Plattsburgh's Wildlife club, faculty, students, and Plattsburgh community members

What
:
A BioBlitz is an event where a group of volunteers or students collaborates with experts -- both professional and amateur—to inventory as many species as possible present in a specified area over a 24 hour period.
The idea was pioneered by Peter Alden and Edward O. Wilson on 4th July 1998 when a team of scientists and naturalists identified over 1900 species at the Walden Pond Reserve outside 
                                                                                      
Boston, MA.  


Where: SUNY Plattsburgh Rugar Woods (behind field house). Shuttle (SUNY van) will be available for the first event (birding) about 10min prior to the birding start (5:20AM) at ACC parking lot near Amity Plaza. We encourage participants to walk to Rugar Woods (proceed to Rugar Street, take left onto Adirondack Ln. at the high school, take right on Bowman St., take left at parking lot containing dumpsters and proceed to the metal gates leading to Rugar Woods. Follow the gravel road in to the clearing to the left of Chip Cummings Field.

Click HERE for a map of landmarks to get you to and from the bioblitz staging area and shuttle from SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Click HERE for a map of Rugar Woods to navigate the trail system.


When:                           April 27, 2014                    5:30AM-9:30PM

Why
: We aim to start on long-term biogeodiversity monitoring project at SUNY Plattsburgh’s urban forest tract, Rugar Woods.


How: Use your smartphone to enter data HERE
Note: hitting the button to SHOW LOCATION INFORMATION on the form hyperlinked above adds lat/long & accuracy into the data form (no need to worry about logging location JUST HIT THAT BUTTON ON THE FORM)

Schedule of Events:



Suggested items for your day pack:
Smartphone, water, breakfast, snacks, lunch, field guides, binoculars, compass, loupe, GPS unit, notebook/writing utensil, ruler for scale, camera.

Suggested attire:long pants, long-sleeve shirt, fleece, boots for muddy terrain.
Note
: Ticks abound during this season.


Transportation:
A shuttle
will be provided from the ACC to Rugar Woods, 15 minutes before each session.
 

Hope to see you there!!