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Birds, Bugs, Birches & Barnacles
June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calling all people curious about nature. Join Schoodic Institute’s staff on a natural scavenger hunt. We aim to safely document as many bugs, birds, trees, lichens and periwinkles that can be found on campus, along trails and at lookout points.
We’ll organize in small groups, and use our eyes and ears to note what we find. We can also use a camera, tablet, or mobile phone to capture and upload photos to iNaturalist, Merlin and eBird. These are apps that make it easy to document other than human life all around us.
This event is part of the Landscape of Change project, which seeks to revisit historic data on birds and bugs from Mount Desert Island. Also documenting birds and bugs on the mainland portion of Acadia and surrounding region helps biologists with the National Park Service put Mount Desert Island data in context, revealing more information about abundance and distribution of plants, animals and fungi.
Come out to learn, come out to discover, come out to gain knowledge about life and biological patterns within and around the park.
For more information, call 288-1310 or visit www.schoodicinstitute.org.