Join the Green Mountain National Forest Telephone Gap BioBlitz

Calling all naturalists! From ant experts to moose watchers, the Green Mountain National Forest invites you to participate in a Telephone Gap BioBlitz. Now is the perfect time to get out in the Telephone Gap area and track animals or photograph woody twigs!

The Green Mountain National Forest’s Telephone Gap BioBlitz is now in its tenth month, with over 2264 observations of 719 species, reported by 135 observers! The variety of observations includes everything from wildflowers and trees to blue-green algae, mammals and birds, insects, and fungi, and most recently, animal tracks in winter.

Check it out in iNaturalist:

As winter continues its frozen hold, this is the perfect time to document wildlife tracks of all sizes. It’s also a perfect time to photograph woody twigs in winter. Grab your camera, don your snowshoes, and explore some of the more remote areas away from roads and trailheads.

This a beautiful part of the Green Mountain National Forest, more diverse than we imagined, with substantial areas of old forest. Vermont Natural Heritage Inventory staff, collaborating with National Forest staff, indicate there are 28 significant natural communities to be mapped within the boundaries of the Telephone Gap BioBlitz. Wow! Come on out and join the fun!

Information packet:

Maps and other downloadable supporting information:

OR, link to all this information from the BioBlitz summary page on the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests website:

Posted on 03 March, 2021 19:29 by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland


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