Be Part of a BioBlitz!
Come explore the biodiversity of new conservation lands in Littleton and Harvard and learn what makes these lands so special.
In Spring 2019, SVT will hold “Discovery Days” at Horse Meadows Knoll and the Smith Property. During each Discovery Day, we'll provide a 3-hour opportunity for you to learn the skills it takes to be a naturalist.
Each Discovery Day will feature a different group of organisms or a habitat type that provides rich biodiversity and added value to conservation lands. One day will focus on birds, a second will feature plants and pollinators, and the third will cover aquatic organisms, invertebrates, and herpetology.
At the beginning of each day, an expert will provide an overview of the ecological value of the property. Participants will then break off into groups to tour the property and interact with multiple experts along the way. These experts will lead activities to help you:
- identify wildlife,
- understand the importance of ecosystem interactions, and
- learn about the resources available to naturalists.
We'll encourage you to generate a list of the species you see as the day goes on.
Then, on June 22, we’ll invite all Discovery Day participants and local experts to join us for a region-wide All Day BioBlitz, when we’ll scour the landscape and officially record all the species we encounter.
All skill levels are welcome!
To join us for the BioBlitz, you must participate in a Discovery Day in order to learn the necessary skills. Learn more and register: