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Friday June 9, 2023
8:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Five Rivers BioBlitz, June 3-10

Help us celebrate Five Rivers’ biodiversity by taking part in a BioBlitz. Our goal is to take inventory of the species of plants, animals, and insects that live at Five Rivers. From June 3-10 you can participate by submitting your observations online via iNaturalist or by joining an organized BioBlitz event. Five Rivers will be hosting themed activities for all ages to enjoy throughout the week so the whole family can get involved.

Friday, June 9, 8:00 p.m. - Moth Night – Did you know there are 439 types of moths found in New York State, yet only 64 butterflies? Come meet some of our beautiful and mysterious moth neighbors up close. We will use sheets and flashlights to attract moths and identify them with the help of an entomologist. Meet at the Visitor Center. 

Please call 518-475-0291 to register. Everyone is welcome, regardless of knowledge or experience. You will be contacted in the event of a weather-related cancellation.

Full descriptions of other BioBlitz activities listed below are on individual calendar entries. 

Saturday, June 3
8:00 a.m. - Bird Walk
10:30 a.m. - Introduction to iNaturalist
1:00 p.m. - Insect Search 

Sunday, June 4
10:00 a.m. - Animal Signs
1:00 p.m. - Plant Diversity

Tuesday, June 6
8:00 p.m. - Bat Night

Thursday, June 8
4:30 p.m. - Outdoors After School: Animal Signs (for children K-gr5 and their caregivers)

Friday, June 9
8:00 p.m. - Moth Night

Saturday, June 10
8:00 a.m. - Morning Bird Walk

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* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Note that the events at environmental education centers will only display in the region in which they are located, even though they serve residents from adjacent areas. We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs. Please call the contact number ahead of time to let us know your specific needs and we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you.

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