BioBlitz 2015


  • Thorn Preserve

If you haven't been to the Thorn Preserve, our stunning 60 acre preserve near Woodstock, NY, this weekend's a great opportunity to have a visit and learn a thing or two.

Walks are roughly on the hour on topics ranging from birds and butterflies to Liverworts and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates.

Sign up on site to join the experts on these walks into the field.  (As many as you want).  Each session will run 1 – 3 hours, depending on area of study.

Friday,  April 24th

8:15 AM                     Orienteering with GPS and Map (repeated) —- Dan Snider

8:15 AM                     Mammals —- Peter Koch

9AM  – 3PM             Nature for Children and Families—- Matt Helffrich

10:00 AM                  Insects —- Dr. Aaron Haselton

10:00 AM                  Soils —- Justin O’Day

12:00PM                   Reptiles and Amphibians —- Jason Tesauro

1:00PM                     Mushrooms and Fungi —- Professor Bill Bakaitis

2:00 PM                   Butterflies and Diurnal Moths —- Steve Chorvas

Saturday, April 25th

8:00 AM                  Birds —- Steve Chorvas

9:00 AM                  Trees and Woody Plants —- Dr. Vern Rist

9:00AM                   Aquatic Macroinvertebrates —- Peter Koch

10:00AM                 Herbaceous Plants —- Gretchen Stevens

3:00PM                 Assembly at Base Camp  for Presentation of Data

Sunday April 26th

11:00AM                 Mosses, Hornworts and Liverworts —- Dr. Ralph Ibe

The Experts:

Bill Bakaitis • Professor Emeritus SUNY Dutchess

Steve Chorvas • Naturalist

Aaron Haselton • Chair of Biology Dept, SUNY New Paltz

Matt Helffrich • Outdoor Educator

Ralph Ibe • Faculty, SUNY New Paltz

Peter Koch • Ecologist,  taught at University of Georgia

Justin O’Day • Cornell Extension

Vern Rist • PhD Cornell

Dan Snider • Catskill Center

Gretchen Stevens • Hudsonia/Bard College

Jason Tesauro • Consultant/Hudsonia