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Bristol Marsh BioBlitz

May 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us during this 24-hour event as a group of scientists and naturalists discover and document the various plant and animal life living in Bristol Marsh Preserve!

WHERE: 159 Basin Park, Bristol, PA 19007

We will hold free workshops that are open to the public from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Hands-on Discovery – Watch scientists in action sorting and identifying specimens (ongoing all day).  Visit our TALLY BOARD to find out how many species are being found at the marsh, updated throughout the day.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Riparian Buffers in the Environment- Join watershed specialist Meghan Rogalus of the Bucks County Conservation District to learn about riparian buffer functions, characteristics and benefits. Participants compare riparian buffers to common household objects and then discuss how the different riparian functions are important to humans, aquatic life and water quality.

10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. – Skins and Skulls- Wildlife Educator Sarah Berg from the Delaware Canal State Park explores the various animal adaptations through this interactive program utilizing skins and skulls of various mammals.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Riparian Buffers in the Environment- Join watershed specialist Meghan Rogalus of the Bucks County Conservation District to learn about riparian buffer functions, characteristics and benefits. Participants compare riparian buffers to common household objects and then discuss how the different riparian functions are important to humans, aquatic life and water quality.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Native and Invasive Plant Identification- Join US Forest Service Naturalist Sarah Low on a walk to learn how to identify common native and invasive plants within the marsh preserve.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.. – Enviroscape© Demonstration #1 – Join environmental educator, Mary Ellen Noonan from the Bucks County Conservation District as she demonstrates the Enviroscape © Model. This 3-D interactive model demonstrates how pollution from houses, cars and factories affects our water. In addition to identifying non-point source and point source pollution, participants learn about various best management practices that can be implemented in the watershed to improve water quality.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.. – Native and Invasive Plant Identification- Join US Forest Service Naturalist Sarah Low on a walk to learn how to identify common native and invasive plants within the marsh preserve.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.. – Enviroscape© Demonstration #2 – Join environmental educator, Mary Ellen Noonan from the Bucks County Conservation District as she demonstrates the Enviroscape © Model. See description above.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Bird Walk – Join Laurie Gneiding, one of our expert birders on an educational and informative bird walk on the Bristol Marsh Preserve Property.  See if you can spot the nearby Eagle and Osprey nests and learn about the many different birds who visit the marsh during the day.

2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. – Amphibian Workshop – Wildlife Educator Sarah Berg from the Delaware Canal State Park illustrates the many types of amphibians common to Pennsylvania in this fun workshop.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Final Tally of the 2013 BioBlitz – Come find out exactly how many different species we discovered at Bristol Marsh Preserve as we reveal our final tallies.

 

This BioBlitz, is free of charge and is sponsored by the Heritage  Conservancy. It is funded in part by a grant from the Sierra Club Huplits Program.  Schedule  subject to change.

For more information about the BioBlitz please contact Susan Myerov at Heritage Conservancy at 215-345-7020.

 

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Date:
May 18, 2013
Time:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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