BRAT receives grants for BioBlitz

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The all-volunteer Black River Action Team is hosting a two-day nature exploration extravaganza Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28 thanks largely to a pair of community grants from the Claremont Savings Bank and Mascoma Bank.

The funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the second Black River BioBlitz, allowing participants of all ages to join the free, family-friendly event held in Springfield, Vt. From hands-on displays to expert-led walks, participants will be intrigued by all manner of flora and fauna, from trees to turtles, dragonflies to ducks, and ferns to flowers. There will even be a nocturnal session featuring owls presented by VINS and moths by the Vermont Entomological Society. Observations of all organisms can be shared with the project page at iNaturalist to help BRAT build on a natural resources inventory of the watershed.

Learn more about BioBlitz at

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