Bioblitz Open House, July 5, 2011

Posted June 29, 2011

Biodiversity experts will descend on the Caledonia Gorge Protected Natural Area for the third annual New Brunswick Museum-organized Bioblitz from June 24 to July 7.

On Tuesday, July 5 from 4-8pm an Open House will be held at the Recreation Hall at the Mary’s Point Country Cottage (206 Mary’s Point Road, Harvey, Albert County, N.B.) where you are invited to come and meet some of the experts participating in the Bioblitz, and learn about their discoveries.

Led by the NBM, in 2011, this volunteer-supported biological inventory program will bring together biodiversity specialists from Canada and the United States to spend 2 weeks intensively investigating the biodiversity of this poorly known conservation area. Information collected will support the development of management plans for the PNA and will inform future research projects and ecosystem monitoring. Interaction and involvement with the local community will also encourage public stewardship of the site. Specimens collected will be deposited in the New Brunswick Museum and associated data made widely accessible through electronic means.

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