May 4th & 5th 2018

Over the course of the two days, experts, volunteers, and local students searched high and low for species that had emerged after the ice storm only 3 weeks prior. Groups explored the forests, meadows, and wetlands, finding warblers perched in the treetops, salamanders hidden under logs, and wildflowers just starting to bloom. Some groups were lucky enough to see a white-tailed deer bounding through the forest, hear the avian species at risk Bobolink with his R2-D2-like song, and catch a glimpse of the blue Spring Azure butterfly. Over 230 species were identified, including a whopping 77 bird species!! Thank you to all the experts and volunteers that contributed your time, knowledge, and enthusiasm to the days!