Mobbs Bioblitz - Spring Edition

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The Jericho Conservation Commission is partnering with the Mobbs Committee to host a spring Bioblitz from May 8-23. 2021.

Why a Bioblitz? A bioblitz is a community science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible, in this case, our own backyard treasure - Mobbs Farm.

Anyone can participate, but you will need to set up an account on iNaturalist to submit your observations. Visit the JCC/Mobbs Bioblitz page to sign up. Our goal is to learn more about the diversity of natural communities that exist within the Mobbs boundaries by inviting residents to make observations of plants, insects, birds, fungi (photographs or sound recordings) during their walks along the trails and submit them to iNaturalist . This project will allow us to continue safe distancing while exploring nature within Jericho. Participants should NOT collect items... follow the "Take only photographs, leave only footprints" mantra. You can make observations any time within the specified dates (May 8-23, 2021) as long as you are anywhere on the Mobbs property.

All participants must follow the parking guidelines and rules of Mobbs while participating in the Bioblitz.

State of Vermont COVID-19 restrictions in place during the dates should be followed.

The Mobbs Farm Property, acquired by the Town of Jericho in 1970, is located approximately one mile south of Jericho Center on Browns Trace. The property consists of over 260 acres of both open and forested land and is roughly separated into two equal halves by Fitzsimonds Road.

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