Citizen Science | Outings | Public Event

Bridgewater Hollow BioBlitz!

When: June 23, 2019 from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Where: Long Trail Brewing Company, 5520 U.S. 4, Bridgewater

Bio-what?  BioBlitz!

On Sunday June 23rd, Northeast Wilderness Trust invites you to join our efforts to protect critical wildlands in central Vermont by helping us identify plant and animal species in the proposed Bridgewater Hollow Bramhall Wilderness Preserve.

Located in Bridgewater Corners, VT in the central Green Mountains, the 350-acre Bridgewater Hollow Bramhall Wilderness Preserve would safeguard a mature forest and the species that call it home, from native brook trout to bobcats.

This is a fun, all-day event open to everyone from curious nature enthusiasts to seasoned professionals that will result in tangible evidence to help this special landscape gain permanent protection from development and resource extraction.

The staging area for the day is Long Trail Brewing, just down the road from the property. Food and drink will be available throughout the day at the project site, and we’ll end with a celebration and happy hour at the brewery!

There are two ways you can lend your time and talents:

  1. Are you a seasoned amateur or professional naturalist who would like to take samples and make observations on your own? Sign up by selecting “General BioBlitz Parcipitant” (free) on the tickets/registration page.
  2. Want to learn from the best and contribute at the same time? Join a naturalist for one of several planned outings on Sunday, June 23rd. Check out the full schedule below!

**Please RSVP (free) by registering here.**

Draft Schedule:

– 7am: Take a morning bird walk with Spencer Hardy of Vermont Center for Ecostudies
– 9am: Discover unique flowers and plants on this walk with consulting botanist and ecologist Brett Engstrom
– 11am: Get up close and personal with Vermont’s slime molds on this walk with Northeast Wilderness Trust Stewardship Director, Shelby Perry
– 1pm: Join one of Vermont’s bee experts, Spencer Hardy of Vermont Center for Ecostudies, on this outing to collect and identify the bees that inhabit this mature forest
– 3pm: Learn to read the forested landscape with Chris Fastie of Middlebury College, one of New England’s experts in researching and observing changes in the land over time.
– 5-6:30pm: Cap it all off with a celebration at Long Trail Brewing, just down the road.

*** Parking is limited at the project site, so please meet us in the back of the parking lot at Long Trail Brewing on US 4 in Bridgewater and we’ll carpool 5 minutes to the property.

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