A call to action for all naturalists, photographers and experts in the fields of ecology! Spread the word!!
Come help with a BIOBLTIZ, as part of an Eagle Scout project*, that will create a master list of flora and fauna in Colmar Manor Park. This will help with park management and future wetlands restoration.
Native plant people, Herp heroes, insect enthusiasts, Lepidoptera lovers, we need you!!
Photographers with an interest in the natural world can be very helpful!
When: Saturday July 18th, 7AM-10PM Come for whatever part of the day you can!
Insects- bee traps out early
Mammals/Moths/night-singing insects- 8-10PM
Plants/Reptiles/Amphibians/Fish/Butterflies- all day
Where: Colmar Manor Park, Colmar Manor Maryland, near the DC/MD line.
Directions: From Bladensburg Road in Colmar Manor, turn south onto 37th Ave., between the IHOP and the Ft. Lincoln Cemetery. Take your first right into the park and follow the road all the way to the end, to the third parking lot. 38.932093, -76.942854
What to bring. Many parts of the park have thick vegetation, mud, and few to no trails. Boots (mud boots or waders are ideal) and long pants recommended, binoculars, hand lens, camera and field guides very helpful if you have them. Please prepare for ticks with proper clothing and bug spray – the ticks are not heavy but it is best to be safe.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Why is this important? This project is focused on creating more resources and data that the park can use in the future. The park itself it in a vital, but overlooked area of the Anacostia Watershed region.
Jack Lofgren 240-994-9002
(*This is a proposed Eagle Scout project for Troop 1449)
Co-sponsored by Friends of Dueling Creek.