Join us for our first ever bio blitz held at Ocmulgee National Monument. The event is open to the public and we are encouraging the general public to come out and participate in the event. Participants will help us collect data and identify the different species of butterfly on the park grounds. Butterflies are one of the most beautiful elements of the natural world and ecologically important pollinators, consumers, and food sources for other animals.
On August 24, 2013, from 9:00am-4:00pm participants will conduct a day of field observations counting butterflies along the trails with Ocmulgee National Monument. Participant will be given a free butterfly bio blitz t-shirt and water bottle and the park will provide cameras, binoculars, and field guides while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, binoculars, and field guides if possible as well as appropriate clothing is required of all participants, including long pants and closed-toed shoes, sun protection, bug spray, water, and snacks.
Children’s education and craft programs available that include: finger painting and making a butterfly sun catcher to take home as a souvenir of the event.