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Academy of Science - St. Louis BioBlitz // Creve Coeur Park
 
 
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Creve Coeur Park
Saturday, May 26, 2012
7:00 am – noon

Expedition Teams FULL
REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Team information below.


OASIS Members:
Sign up to be a BioBlitz registration table volunteer.
Click here for information and to register.

Co-sponsored by: St. Louis Audubon Society

Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids! Join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists during the second BioBlitz in Creve Coeur Park. Expeditions leave every hour from the base camp - from 7:00 am until noon on May 26, 2012.  Families with nature lovers, budding scientists and experienced naturalists of all ages are invited as we study the biodiversity in Creve Coeur Park.

EXPEDITION TEAM DESCRIPTIONS

Saturday, May 26, 2012

To register for a team, click here.

Time

Area of Expertise

Description

 7:00 am

Animals

(THIS TEAM IS FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Peter VanLinn  - Park Ecologist, Forest Park Forever – What is a controlled burn? Remote Sensing, Field Sampling and the Mojave Desert? Ask Peter as you hike the trails at Creve Coeur Park searching for and documenting the animals that live in the Park.

7:30 am
9:30 am

Plants

(BOTH TEAMS ARE FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Katy Manar, U. S. Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District Park Ranger – On this team, you will be looking at plant identification.  Katy is an expert at native Missouri plant id.  Ask Katy about the Corps of Engineering River Project.  Where is the new water trail?  Katy knows!

8:00 am

Herpetology

(THIS TEAM IS FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Michael Dawson, MS, Naturalist Instructor, St. Louis Zoo, Identification can be difficult - find out the significance of small or large scales on the head or above the eyes and teardrop-shaped spots. Find out which snakes are helpful to ranchers and farmers. What's a black rat snake? Find out on the Herp Team!

8:00 am
9:30 am

Birds

(BOTH TEAMS ARE FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Mary Dueren, St. Louis Audubon Society - Have you ever wondered what's flying in your own backyard? Should you feed birds year-round, where should you place your bird feeder, how do you attract birds - ask Mary while you stroll through the park and identify local species to add to the BioBlitz Baseline Database! Beginners & experienced birders welcome!

8:00 am
9:30 am

Animals

(BOTH TEAMS ARE FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Shannon Rapp – Fontbonne University, Department of Biology – Follow the woodland trail in search of habitats of the animals of Creve Coeur Park – How many animals will you identify – see if your team can beat the 7:00 am team in animal sightings!

9:00 am

Plants

(THIS TEAM IS FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Peter Hoch, Ph.D. Curator-Research, Missouri Botanical Garden - Research emphasis includes systematics and ecolution of Epilobium in North America. Peter has inventoried plants from St. Louis to Pakistan. Join this team as we add the Creve Coeur plant species to the BioBlitz database. What is the "Flora of China?" Ask Peter who will also share a few stories from past expeditions!

9:00 am

Water Quality Monitoring

THIS TEAM IS FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

CH2M HILL Geologists will lead the water quality monitoring. We will perform pH, turbidity, temperature and dissolved oxygen tests from samples we extract. What is World Water Day- find out today!  Be prepared to get your feet wet!

9:00 am
10:30 am

Lepidoptera - Butterflies & Moths

(BOTH TEAMS ARE FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Phillip E. Koenig - Join this team to search the fields for butterflies & moths. Philip is considered the Missouri expert! Department of Conservation and others look to Phillip for lepidoptera identification and hundreds (even thousands) of state records.  Phillip will bring a sampling of his collection to the “butterfly station” at the base tent.

 

All expedition teams will meet at the registration tent which will be located at the far corner of the Gateway Sports Athletic Fields Parking lot. Please check website for any possible weather delays. BioBlitz teams will continue through rain; however, if severe weather (lightning, high winds or tornado) occurs, we may have to "pause" until it is clear to continue.

For details, Peggy James Nacke 314-533-8291.

Note: Allow extra time for construction delays - you may have to follow "detour" routes to enter the park. Try to arrive about 15 minutes early to "check in."

REQUIRED WAIVER AND MAP
Click here
for Creve Coeur Park Map  |  Click here for student waiver or adult waiver

NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED PART OF THE BIOBLITZ, YOU MUST SIGN A WAIVER AT THE REGISTRATION TENT BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

DIRECTIONS

  • From Hwy 364 go north on Maryland Heights Expressway to Creve Couer Mill Road (the 2nd light). At this light, turn right and drive a short distance to the entrance to the park on your left.
  • From Hwy 70 take Earth City Expressway south. It becomes Maryland Heights Expressway just past Harrahs. Continue past Marine (main park entrance) to Creve Coeur Mill Road.  At that light make a left and the park entrance will be a short distance on the left.
  • From Olive Blvd, turn south onto Creve Coeur Mill Road. Stay right at the jog at Water Works Road, and continue past the Lake House Restaurant and under Hwy 364. Then make a right at the park entrance.
  • After turning into the park, continue straight along the soccer fields. The Bioblitz tent will be just beyond the restrooms on the left. Park anywhere in the lot.

 

Creve Coeur Park BioBlitz co-sponsored with: