David Gregg, RINHS Executive Director, will present an illustrated program about the 969 species of animals and plants found in just one day last summer by 184 volunteer naturalists during the 15th Annual Bioblitz. Baykeeper Tom Kutcher of Save The Bay will describe the many different natural habitats to be found at Rocky Point.
Highlights include 69 species of birds, 283 species of plants, and a rare ladybug! The presentation will include slides and time for questions.
The event will be held in the Community Room at the Warwick Police Station, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick. As you go around the Apponaug circulator you can access the police station by turning right between the Mobile gas station and the fire station (technically it’s Court Street).
NOTE: THIS IS A CHANGE IN VENUE FROM THAT PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED…the event is at the POLICE STATION, NOT Town Hall.
Rhode Island BioBlitz is a program of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, a non-profit membership organization devoted to the exploration and appreciation of Rhode Island’s biodiversity and the application of scientific knowledge to environmental conservation problems. The 2014 BioBlitz, the 15th held in Rhode Island, was sponsored by Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rocky Point Foundation, City of Warwick, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Bucky Brook Coalition, and Largess Forestry. Save the Bay led the Marine Team.