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Connecting Plants, Bugs, and Birds
October 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
BioBlitz Thursdays continue!
Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and researchers from Schoodic Institute to participate in an ongoing long-term study by Schoodic Institute about the connections among plants, insects, and the birds that eat them. No prior field experience is necessary. This is a learn-by-doing event where your efforts will contribute vital data toward understanding the changing biodiversity of Acadia National Park. October is an important month for migrating songbirds, seabirds, and raptors. Seabirds sail over the water, raptors use thermals and mountain updrafts, and songbirds feed by day among insect and fruit-laden forest environs. Plan on investing two hours of easy, slow-paced trail walking and help gather data using iNaturalist, Nature’s Notebook, and eBird. Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Director, and a team of field technicians will provide instruction.
Registration is required. There is a $10 fee per person, and space is limited to 18 people.