Registration is now open for BioBlitz 2018. This is your chance to spend time in the field with experts learning more about the species that inhabit Whiterock’s land and helping to catalog those living things for future study. It’s what we call a win/win situation.

Register for the entire event  ($30), including 6 BioBlitz sessions, free camping on Friday night at River Campground and Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Can’t come for that long. A part day registration is available for just $20 that includes three BioBlitz sessions and lunch.

Full schedule of events:

Friday, June 15

9-11 pm

  • Mist Netting for Bats with Dr. Russ Benedict, Central College

Saturday, June 16th

7-830 am

  • Bird Count with Lee Searles, Leeward Solutions
  • Finding Native Pollinators, Dr. Amy Toth, Iowa State University

8-9 am         Breakfast

9-11:30 am

  • Archaeology & Geology of the Valley with Joe Artz, Earthview Environmental
  • Botanical Survey with Dr. Tom Rosburg, Drake University
  • Mammals of Iowa with Dr. Bill Clark, Iowa State University
  • Fish of the Middle Raccoon River with Kevin Lair, Iowa State University
  • Finding, and eating, Wild Edibles of the Valley, Pamela Swanson, Whiterock

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-3 pm

  • Botanical Survey with Dr. Tom Rosburg, Drake University
  • Dragonflies & Damselflies with Steve Hummel
  • Soil Health (Buried Tidy Whities Anyone?),Dr. Marshall McDaniel, ISU

3:30-6 pm

  • Archaeology and Geology of the Valley with Joe Artz, Earthview Environmental
  • Finding Native Pollinators with Dr. Amy Toth, Iowa State University
  • Mammals of Iowa with Dr. Bill Clark, Iowa State University
  • Finding, and eating, Wild Edibles of the Valley with Pamela Swanson, Whiterock

6-7:30 PM  Dinner

6:30

  • Wrap up and Fireside Chat (with good stories)
  • Rain Date for Mist Netting for Bats (8-10)

 

If you have questions, or want to book overnight accommodations, contact Guest Services at 712-790-8221.