BioBlitz for Beginners: Inventorying Acadia's Spider Population
Contact: Kelly Pontbriand, 207-288-1316
Become an Arachnologist for the day! Join Jonathan Mays (Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife) for an informative public workshop on spider natural history, ecology, habitat preferences and collecting techniques. Following an indoor discussion, participants will take part in specimen collecting in the field and contributing to a weekend-long rapid biodiversity assessment of Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Section.
The Spider Blitz will be held at the Schoodic Education and Research Center on Sunday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This will be Acadia’s fifth annual BioBlitz and is co-sponsored by the Maine Entomological Society, Maine Forest Service, University of Maine, and the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic.
Local residents, teachers, students, business owners, and interested visitors are invited and encouraged to participate in the Spider Blitz. The program is free, but does require advanced registration.For more information or to register, contact Kelly Pontbriand via e-mail or at 207-288-1316. Registration deadline is Friday, July 20.