Mainspring is partnering with Mountain True for their annual Bio-Blitz, a citizen-science program to inventory biological diversity.
The Blackrock Bioblitz will be held at Pinnacle Park, Sylva’s beautiful, 1,100 acre municipal park. The park has a base elevation of 3,000 feet and its high point, Blackrock Mountain, is over 5,600 feet. That range of elevation includes diverse natural communities including rich and acidic cove forests, oak-hickory forest, high elevation red oak forest, northern hardwoods forest, rock outcrops, and even spruce-fir forest. On June 2nd, more than a dozen expert naturalists and up to 50 other participants will work to document the full range of life forms at Pinnacle Park including: butterflies, moths, beetles, aquatic invertebrates, vascular plants, bryophytes, birds, mammals, and more.
Participants will congregate on the morning of June 2 at Bryson Park in Sylva at 9 a.m.
*All participants should bring at least 2 quarts of water, rain gear, and sturdy footwear on all hikes, and to pack their own lunches.
Sign up here.