Fall BioBlitz 2014

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You are invited to participate in an exciting environmental education experience in Lancaster County!    BioBlitz Frog The Lancaster County Conservancy will be hosting a 24-hour fall BioBlitz at Climbers Run Nature Preserve, located at 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA. This 80 acre preserve is home to our  new educational center called the Susquehanna Riverlands Research and Education Center.

The BioBlitz will begin at Noon on Saturday, September 20, 2014 with an opening   ceremony and conclude on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Noon with a final species tally. 

BioBlitz BarnHours Open to the Public
Saturday, Noon to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m. to Noon

Free event, however, a donation of $10.00 would be welcomed.

Please note:If you are a guest and just visiting the preserve during the public hours (and not a scientist or field expert) please use the schedule above.

If you are a scientist and/or field expert working to inventory flora and fauna species during this event, please contact Dr. Christopher Hardy at christopher.hardy@millersville.edu for team details.  The Nature Atlas Portals are ready to be used for databasing and mapping the biota found during the BioBlitz.  The following link will redirect you to the portal page.    BioBlitz Portal Page

Come for an hour to see a botanist identify plants or for multiple educational opportunities with scientists and other field specialists from entomologists to herpetologists throughout the public hours of the event!

Registration is required. All attendees are encouraged to carpool if possible to this preserve.

Directions: From Lancaster – Manor Street – Left at intersection on Millersville Pike – Millersville Pike becomes 324 South and Marticville Road. Continue on Millersville Pike / 324 South /Marticville Road to the intersection of Marticville Road and Frogtown Road. Turn Left on Frogtown Road and then take the first Right to reach Climbers Run Nature Preserve.

From Lancaster – New Danville Pike – Left at intersection on Millersville Pike – Millersville Pike becomes 324 South and Marticville Road. Continue on Millersville Pike / 324 South / Marticville Road to the intersection of Marticville Road and Frogtown Road. Turn Left on Frogtown Road and then take the first Right to reach Climbers Run Nature Preserve.

Please review the program schedule (BioBlitz Program Schedule) and be sure to check any program(s) you want to attend on the BioBlitz Registration Form.

Please contact Nancy Beachler at (717) 392-7891 Ext. 211, nbeachler@lancasterconservancy.org to register  (BioBlitz_Registration Form) and/or if you have any questions.

Thank you for volunteering & your participation in this exciting research & educational opportunity!

BioBlitz Committee 2014-2015
Dr. Christopher Hardy, Associate Professor, Biology Department Millersville University
Lydia Martin, Education Specialists & Land Steward, LCC
Mike Burcin, CEO/COO & Director of Education, LCC
Nancy Beachler, Administrative Assistant, LCC
Claire Landis, LCC Volunteer Coordinator & PA Master Naturalist
Doug Musselman, PA Master Naturalist
Trevor Hall, Student, University of Delaware & LCC Summer Intern 2014

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