Bio Blitz is Closely Approaching!

What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a hands-on, citizen science event to promote interest in local biodiversity. People will have the opportunity to work in the forest alongside scientists from Auburn University and the local area while discovering the diversity of insects, fish, fungi, plants, mammals, herpetofauna, birds, and bats.

Where? Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, 2222 N. College St. Auburn, Alabama.

When? This come-and-go event is open to the public from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017. Stay for a couple of hours or stay for the day. It is up to you.

Who can attend? Anyone who loves nature and learning about the natural world! All are invited to attend, including students, teachers, and families.

Does it cost anything to participate? The cost is $5 per person for all participants 10 years old and up. Each participant will get an Explorer’s Kit, which will include a notebook, pencil, and hand lens along with information about Alabama’s forest and wildlife. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Water, light snacks and bathroom facilities will be available on site.

I still have questions. Who can I contact? For more information, contact BioBlitz coordinator Becky Barlow, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Forestry Specialist. Phone: 334-844-1019 Email: rjb0003@aces.edu.