Bi-State Conservation Action Network( BiCAN), a group from various Quad-City environmental agencies, is planning a BioBlitz on June 25/26 from 2pm-2pm. Registration deadline is June 4. It will be held at Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Elton Fawks and Fisherman's Corner. Experts will be surveying and cataloging species from various areas of the preserve.
The goal is to collect basic taxonomic data and to highlight the value of local habitats. The hallmark of a BioBlitz is that members of the public witness and participate in the study of local biodiversity, learning more about the natural world in their own community. The public is welcome to join in various hikes and educational programs.
A BioBlitz is a 24-hour period of intense biological sampling in an attempt to document all living things in a specified area. Join scientists and naturalists from around the region as they survey mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, insects, and much more during this 2 day event. The free app, iNaturalist, will be used to record all findings for the 2021 Blitz.
We are currently seeking experts and volunteers! Registration deadline is June 4.
BiCAN Agencies – City of Davenport, Guardians of the Prairie and Forest, Nahant Marsh, Scott County Secondary Roads, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Trees Forever, University of Illinois Extension, Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District, Girl Scouts, and Niabi Zoo
Current Sponsors – QC Audubon, Living Lands and Waters, Friends of Nahant Marsh, Guardians of the Prairie and Forest