STARLIGHT --- As part of the Upper Delaware BioBlitz 2018, the Wayne Conservation District sponsors a Native Plant Walk led by Laura Silverman. It takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 am as part of the public participation aspect of the BioBlitz at the Gales property on Route 191 at Route 370 on Saturday, June 30.
Silverman is the founding naturalist at the Outdoor Institute, which connects people to the healing and transformative powers of nature through guided hikes, foraging excursions, plant-based workshops and culinary gathers that highlight local and wild flavors.
By nurturing humanity’s innate affinity for all living things, the institute strives to inspire joy and passionate stewardship of the land. It is about to release its first volume, Summer, f its three-volume Field Guide to the Hudson and Upper Delaware Valleys.
Registration for the native plant walk is appreciated but not required.
Other BioBlitz activities include
· Taking walks with experts to learn about birds, fish, bugs, and mushrooms
· Learning to take nature photos from professional photographers
· Learning how to draw nature by children’s book author and artists
· Enjoying an original performance of “Trees” by NACL Theater, live music, and puppets
· PLUS Special Friday night program at 8:30 pm covering bat acoustic ID and bug light tent demos
From 9 am to 3 pm, view the specimens, meet scientists of various disciplines, who have spent the previous 24 hours collecting specimens to showcase the property’s biodiversity.
Participants should wear comfortable hiking attire.