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BioBlitz in Hudson Valley


Most people have never heard of a BioBlitz. But, there’s going to be one on Aug. 19 and 20. It’s going to be at the Winnakee Land Trust’s 105-acre nature preserve on Route 9 in Hyde Park. 

“A bioblitz is a focused period of biological surveying to record living species within a designated area during a concentrated amount of time,” said John Mickelson, who is the land stewardship manager for Winnakee. “Winnakee has assembled some of the best local naturalists to lead bird walks and plant surveys for our first BioBlitz.” 

Activities include early morning bird walks; field surveys; and appearances by turtles, raptors, other wildlife and experts who will be telling all about them. Data collecting over the weekend will focus on common invasive plant species found across the preserve. 

The free event is sponsored by AT&T and the Open Space Institute. Advanced online registration is required. Because of the wildlife, pets are not permitted. More information and registration at winnakee.org or 845-876-4213.

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