Unfortunately, this event is CANCELED due to the rain and low temperatures (and thus likely lack of pollinators) expected on Saturday . It is not being rescheduled this year. However there is another of our BioBlitz events scheduled for the following Saturday at Nahanton Park, September 30 from 10 am to Noon – https://newtonconservators.org/events/nahanton-park-bioblitz/
Are you interested in learning more about how to identify native plants? Or maybe you are more interested in birds or butterflies? Did you ever wonder how many species of plants and animals inhabit Newton’s Parks and Conservation Areas? Maybe you have developed skills identifying ferns or pollinators and you want to share that knowledge with others? Or perhaps you are just curious to learn more about nature in Newton?
If this piques your interest, join us for an upcoming Newton BioBlitz event in Hammond Woods! We will spend a few hours surveying plants and animals, learning, and posting our observations to iNaturalist. You do not need to be an experienced naturalist or expert to participate. Families are welcome. The Walk leader is Jon Regosin, former Deputy Director of Mass Fisheries & Wildlife (aka Mass Wildlife). You can register for this BioBlitz event HERE. Registration is encouraged but not required. Meet at the Hammond Pond Reservation trail head off Hammond Pond Parkway and the entrance to the Street shopping area.
The iNaturalist survey of Newton Parks can be found online HERE which includes the following areas: Webster Woods, Cold Spring Park, Edmands Park, Flowed Meadow, Nahanton Park, Dolan Pond Conservation Area, and Kennard Park. Each of these areas has a significant number of existing iNaturalist observations. Any observations done in these areas will automatically be included in the Newton Survey.