RTPI to hold ‘BioBlitz’ Friday and Saturday at College Lodge
BROCTON – On Friday and Saturday experts from across the region will take part in a ‘BioBlitz’ conducted by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History at the SUNY College Lodge Nature Preserve in Brocton.
The schedule of walks and talks is as follows:
5 p.m. – Wildflower walk
9 p.m. – Bats and owls
8 a.m. – Bird walk and bird banding demonstration
9 a.m. – Wildflower walk
10 a.m. – Amphibians, reptiles and vernal pools
11 a.m. – Damselflies, dragonflies and butterflies
Noon – Mushrooms and other fungi
1 p.m. – Ants and other insects
3 p.m. – Closing ceremony
All of these programs are open to the public and free. Meet in front of the lodge main building for walks and talks.
RTPI staff is currently conducting a year-long plant and wildlife assessment of the College Lodge. Working with SUNY staff and experienced local naturalists, they are surveying all forms of life in order to create a conservation and management plan recommending best practices for the site.
The College Lodge is located at 8067 Route 380, Brocton.