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Banneker Fall BioBlitz: Reptiles, Amphibians and much more

  • 25 Sep 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Banneker Historical Park & Museum
  • 0


(depends on selected options)

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The NHSM Herp Club had such a great time exploring Banneker Park this summer finding salamanders, snakes, turtles and frogs, we are going back this fall to look for more. All are welcome.

A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. While generating useful data for science and conservation they are also an excuse for naturalists, scientists, and curious members of the public to meet in person in the great outdoors and are a lot of fun!


This important data will create a baseline from which future surveys can be measured and compared. There are 98 Herps in Maryland. What herps live at Banneker? What herps should live at Banneker? Are populations increasing, decreasing, changing? These are just some of the questions our data will help to answer. We will be utilizing the free app inaturalist to capture and synthesize the data we collect. There is a Banneker BioBlitz project set up. Please join the the project through your inaturalist account. inaturalist is a free community science app. You can also just take photos and share with NHSM to upload to the data collection system.

Here is an orientation video:

See images from the summer.

This is a full outdoor experience. Dress for the weather (RAIN DATE is September 26). Bring shoes for mucking around and dry shoes to change into. Bring a camera or phone to capture the data in the form of photographs. Gloves to move rocks and trees are recommended. Families are welcome to bring kids. Children must be supervised at all times.

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The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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