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Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

September 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Smith Creek Park
633 Shenandoah St
NC 28411

Parks & Gardens and Cape Fear Museum are taking part in the Parks for Pollinators national campaign by hosting a BioBlitz at Smith Creek Park on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 9am-12pm!  During this event, participants will learn how to use the iNaturalist app and best practices for photographing pollinators and plants.  After the workshop, participants will explore the park and record the pollinators and plants they find.

  • This FREE program is suitable for all ages
  • Registration is not required, but recommended – Click here to register
  • Participants will meet at the picnic shelter

What is a BioBlitz?  The National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation’s Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is an event where community members work with parks staff to create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife that can be found in local parks.  To participate, community members will use an app called iNaturalist to take pictures of plants, insects and animals to see what wildlife is present in the park on the day of the event.  The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis.  The information gathered during the campaign will help us understand how we can better protect pollinators and other wildlife in our community.

NHC Parks & Gardens Office: 896 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621
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