AUGUST 16: Become a citizen scientist at this year’s SI BioBlitz and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls.
Where: Blue Heron Park Nature Center, 222 Poillon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
Meet Local Wildlife at the Third Annual Staten Island Bioblitz
Researchers will once again conduct a 24-hour survey of the plants and animals found in Blue Heron Park. Families, students, and naturalists are encouraged to join in and get up close with local wildlife. Possible sightings include snapping turtles, bats, and great horned owls.
Free family-friendly activities will also be available during the Bioblitz, including nature walks with park rangers, a butterfly counting hike, scientist talks, an evening owl prowl, and a FrogWatch USA frog and toad monitoring session.
For more info, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/894883634218634/
Who will be there: Researchers from the Staten Island Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, NYC Parks Department, Friends of Blue Heron Park, the Greenbelt Conservancy, and the College of Staten Island
FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Your data is valuable in assessing the health and biodiversity of local amphibian populations, and you may also have a chance to monitor your favorite wetland with your family, friends, or scout troop. Community service credit is available. Please, bring a headlamp and sturdy shoes. Free. Ages 8+. For questions by 4 pm the day of event, email or call us: firstname.lastname@example.org 718-351-3450.