The Milwaukee Public Museum is sponsoring the very first BioBlitz in Dane County at Lake Farm County Park! Over one hundred scientists from many different fields of study will identify as many plant and animal species as they can within a 24-hour period.
Spiders, insects, mammals, plants, fish, reptiles and many other species will be identified. Come and see what they discover! Use microscopes, see live critters and interact with the scientists! This event is free and open to the public – a great family event! Event sponsors are the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area and Dane County Parks.
It’s a 24-hour event where scientists work together to see how many species of plants and animals they can find in one area. On Friday, June 22, some of Wisconsin’s best science minds from MPM and other local institutions will converge on the Dane County Park to discover its native biodiversity.
The BioBlitz will be open to the public on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the scientists, see what species they’ve found, and take part in hands-on activities – BioBlitz is fun for the whole family!