BioBlitz Fun Day Announced

BERLIN — The Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the annual Great Worcester Herp Search will join forces with the National Park Service for the BioBlitz Fun Day on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Assateague Island National Seashore.

The objective of this event is to form teams to identify as many species as possible in the park.  Species include will include birds, aquatic sampling, reptiles and amphibians, plants, GIS, shells, beach intertidal zone sampling, butterflies and flying insects.

Sign up for a team or be assigned to a team. There will be a morning session beginning at 9 a.m. and then an afternoon session that starts at 1 p.m.

To pre-register, contact Kelly Taylor at Kelly_Taylor@nps.gov. Indicate which session you plan on attending. Pre-registration does not guarantee a spot on a specific team. Park entrance fees will be in effect.

On-site team registration begins at 8 a.m. at the North Beach Picnic Pavilion. Teams will consist of up to 20 people.

Sunscreen, hats, mosquito and tick repellant, greenbriar proof-pants, bright clothing and boots are recommended.