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Things with Wings Mini-BioBlitz

May 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

The first mini-BioBlitz of the season will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 1:00 PM in Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial.   ‘Bio’ means ‘life’ and ‘Blitz’ means ‘to do something quickly and intensively’. Together they make ‘BioBlitz’, a collaborative search to discover as many species as possible, within a set location. The park offers an outdoor learning space that is perfect for this fun activity and families and all ages can become scientists as they study the biodiversity at the site of Abraham Lincoln’s first home in Illinois.

We hope you can join us as we survey all “Things with Wings” and take part in the Illinois State Bird Count within the park. An expert/speaker will speak on the importance of birds and flying insects and will be available to help you identify species found.

The iNaturalist program will be explained so that everyone can download the app and use it on their mobile device if they would like.  The number of participants is limited to 50 due to COVID19 regulations and masks are required.  Send your reservations to Melody2a@hotmail.com.

For more information:

Melody Arnold- melody2a@hotmail.com


May 8, 2021
1:00 pm
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Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial
39.805351, -89.104150
Decatur, Illinois
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