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Bioblitz, Exploration, and potluck picnic lunch at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve!

A bioblitz is a large-scale, volunteer driven attempt to catalog all of the flora and fauna in a designated area.

No formal training is required, and no collections will be made. We will be using the website/smartphone app iNaturalist (www.inaturalist.org) to document each individual we find.

This event begins at 9 AM and will run until approximately 4 PM. A potluck picnic lunch will be held at noon -- please bring something to share if you would like to participate.

Volunteers are welcome to arrive and leave at whatever time is convenient for them.

Sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing are essential. Water is available, but please bring a refillable water bottle. Snacks are also a good idea.

LOCATION: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.003299,-87.783806&hl=en&num=1&t=h&z=19

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  • Cassi

    Here is a link to the preliminary results of our bioblitz last Saturday. This link will be updated as we identify more of the plants and animals we saw: http://cassisaari.com/o/2013/09/bunker-hill-forest-preserve-bioblitz/

    September 17, 2013

  • Aileen

    I won't be able to come until the afternoon. Is 2 pm too late?

    September 13, 2013

  • Leslie D.

    I love the idea of this event, but can't make it this Saturday. Please do another one!

    1 · September 12, 2013

    • Habitat 2.

      Leslie, We're already thinking about organizing Bioblitzes next spring and summer. Stay tuned -- there are so many wonderful places to explore, so many things to see! That said, we often do nature walks and tree id classes at our regular events, so there will be opportunities to see, photograph and cool organisms in the near fall. Our camping trip at Illinois Beach State Park should be amazing -- IBSP has more species than any other site in Illinois!

      1 · September 12, 2013

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