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BioBlitz :: May 16, 2015

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Glen Echo BioBlitz!

Organized by Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum (LOUA) with help from Friends of Ravines (FOR), Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) and Glen Echo Bird Club

Where: Glen Echo Park – Base Camp at Bird Mural under Indianola Bridge

When: Saturday, May 16 from 8am – 8 pm

Why: Our goal is to record as many species in a 12-hour period as possible from Glen Echo Ravine

Come visit Glen Echo Ravine for a chance to explore the birds, bugs, plants and other organisms that inhabit our ravine on walks lead by local plant and wildlife experts. There will be workshops, free handouts, and a chance to see talk with local experts and enthusiasts about everything biology!

Schedule of Events

8:00 – 9:30 – Bird Walk (Lead by Glen Echo Bird Club) – a chance to see many rare or difficult-to-observe warblers and other songbirds

9:30 – 10:00 – Bird Workshop – learn about bird-friendly gardening, how to attract various species to your yard, proper seed mixes, and bird houses

11:00-12:00 – Plant Walk – learn to identify and see numerous trees and wildflowers

12:00 – 12:30 – Plant Workshop – learn about responsible gardening, utilizing natives plants, and how to deal with trouble areas in your yard

2:00 – 3:00 – ‘Everything’ Walk – a little bit of everything – birds, plants, bugs

4:00-5:00 – Plant Walk – learn to identify and see numerous trees and wildflowers

5:00-5:30 – Plant Workshop – learn about responsible gardening, utilizing natives plants, and how to deal with trouble areas in your yard

6:00-6:30 – Bird Workshop – learn about bird-friendly gardening, how to attract various species to your yard, proper seed mixes, and bird houses

6:30-7:30 – Bird Walk – – a chance to see many rare or difficult to observe warblers and other songbirds