by Carl Strang
Each year a bioblitz takes place somewhere in the state of Indiana. Last year I participated for the first time when the Kankakee Sands nature preserve was the location. This year it was at Connor Prairie, a historic interpretive park just north of Indianapolis.
It wasn’t all bioblitz. The usual history interpretation was taking place over the weekend.
The park invested considerable support for the bioblitz, a 24-hour hunt for as many species as participating scientists could find on the property.
Outside exhibitors added enriching educational experiences.
The scientists also were interested in teaching.
Scientists were encouraged to do their work where people could look over their shoulders.
Tomorrow I’ll share some of what I found at Connor Prairie.