Lackawanna State Park will host a 24-hour biological survey, called a “bio-blitz,” starting at 3 p.m., Friday June 13 and concluding Saturday, June 14 at 3 p.m. The “blitzing” will take place in designated areas of the park by teams who have expertise in plants, birds, amphibians and reptiles, mushrooms, fish and insects.
A Bio Blitz is designed as part contest, part educational event and part scientific endeavor that will bring together scientists, professional naturalists, nature enthusiasts and the public in a race against time to count as many plant and animal species that livein the park.
Teams of surveyors will comb the property, looking for, capturing, and identifying as many different species of living things as they can. The public is invited to attend numerous activities scheduled during the event.
The BioBlitz is partially funded by the Overlook Estate Foundation through the PA Parks and Forest Foundation. For more information and an updated schedule, visit www. visitPAparks.com or call 570-945-7110 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.