2012 Diptera BioBlitz Great Basin National Park
Posted by xylo on 12 June 2012 11:17:40
On behalf of the organizers:
The park would like to announce the 2012 BioBlitz to be held June 19-21, 2012, which will concentrate on the Order Diptera (flies). Dr. Riley Nelson from Brigham Young University will be leading the effort, with assistance from the Nevada Department of Agriculture and other entomologists.
The event will begin with a workshop about Diptera life history, collecting methods, and more. Following that, a 48-hour collection period will commence, and participants will have the chance to visit many areas of Great Basin National Park. At the same time, numerous educational programs will be held to share the importance of Diptera with park visitors and staff. At noon on June 21, everyone will reconvene for a closing lunch and to hear the preliminary results of this biodiversity discovery event.
The park is providing free camping for participants. For more BioBlitz information or a registration form, please email Gretchen Baker, or call + (1) 775-234-7331 x251.