By Gary Lloyd
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson will be hosting a bioblitz April 20
A bioblitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.
The goal of the bioblitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi and other organisms that live in the preserve.
The bioblitz will begin at 9 a.m. and last until about 1 p.m., said Turkey Creek Resident Manager Charles Yeager. Yeager said the preserve is offering a limited number of participant spots by reservation only. Interested parties should reserve their spot by emailing email@example.com no later than Friday.
Participants will be paired with a group of a biologists to assist or observe their sampling efforts. Yeager said biologists and students from all over Alabama will be on hand to perform the bioblitz.
The preserve this Saturday and Sunday will host a Living History Demonstration presented by the Turkey Creek Long Rifles. Visitors will experience what life was like for some of the first settlers and industrialists in the state of Alabama. The camp features camp cooking, loading/firing flintlock muskets, storytelling, tomahawk throwing and a Native American demonstration garden.
Participants will have the option of going on a guided tour of the preserve. Admission is $1.
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