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Nahant Marsh BioBlitz

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - June 23 @ 2:00 pm

In partnership with the Guardians of the Prairie and Forest and the Friends of Nahant Marsh, we invite you to join us for the 2018 Nahant Marsh BioBlitz, to be held from 2 p.m. on June 22 to 2 p.m. on June 23.

A BioBlitz is a 24-hour period of intense biological sampling in an attempt to document all living things in a specified area.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join scientists and naturalists from around the region as they survey mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish plants, insects and much more on our 305- acre forest preserve.

This is an exciting chance for citizens to work alongside the experts!


Guided hikes, hayrack rides, educational displays, and other hands-on public programs will be offered:


Guided hayrack rides will leave from the Education Center on the hour.

7:30 p.m., Birds of prey falconry demonstration

8:30 p.m., Owl prowl and frog identification hike


Guided hayrack rides will leave from the Education Center on the hour.

6:30 a.m., Birding hike

8:30 a.m., Bird banding demonstration (to be confirmed)

10:30 a.m., Turtle collection analysis

11:30 a.m., Acoustic bat detection program and analysis

Noon, Guided nature hike

12:30 p.m., Birds of prey falconry demonstration

1 p.m., Fish collection analysis

All public activities are free. Programs will begin from the wooden benches outside the Education Center.

For questions or to register as a volunteer, contact Lindsey Kennedy at lmkennedy@eicc.edu or call 563-336-3374.

*Activities may change due to weather, flooding, and other unforeseen events.


June 22 @ 2:00 pm
June 23 @ 2:00 pm
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Nahant Marsh, Davenport
4220 Wapello Ave.
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