Wellesley residents are invited to grab their smartphones, download the free iNaturalist app (iPhone/Android), become a citizen scientist, and get out to the town's trails and sanctuaries to help catalog all the bio-diversity in Wellesley. The Conservation Council will have weekly challenges and call-outs for the most observations, most unique species, and more. Who can photograph the most birds? Participants can explore their own backyards and nearby nature anywhere in Wellesley - but are reminded to practice social distancing while out on the trails.
Suggested spots to explore include: Centennial Reservation, the North 40, Longfellow Pond and the Town Forest, Boulder Brook Reservation, Guernsey Sanctuary, Fuller Brook Path, and other areas; further information can be found at www.wellesleyma.gov/800/Maps-Guides-Descriptions. Join the iNaturalist project "Wellesley Will Enjoy Time Outdoors" to see weekly stats.
The Bio Blitz is sponsored by the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission and Wellesley Conservation Council Land Trust. Contact info@WellesleyConservationCouncil.org for questions.