2023 Acton-Boxborough BioBlitz
Please join us from June 1 through June 15 for the 2023 Acton-Boxborough BioBlitz to take inventory of our local wildlife.
The Acton-Boxborough area includes more than 2,000 acres of conservation land and over 3,000 acres of private property. From cattail marshes and ponds to fields and forests, these habitats are home to snapping turtles, frogs, insects, birds and mammals. How many species can we find?
How to participate? Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone and click the Nature of Acton and Boxborough 2023 project. Or visit this website: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/nature-of-acton-and-boxborough-june-2023.
Starting June 1, take a snapshot of any plant, animal or fungus you see and add them to the list. Can we find 200 species this year? Who can ID the most?
Taking observations of wildlife helps advance science. According to National Geographic, “High quality data uploaded to iNaturalist becomes part of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, an open source database used by scientists and policy makers around the world.”
This event continues our observations from the Acton-Boxborough BioBlitz as part of the City Nature Challenge Boston area in 2021. The 2023 BioBlitz is a collaboration of the Acton Conservation Trust, Green Acton, AB PIP STEM, Acton Men’s Outdoor Club, Energize Acton and the Boxborough Conservation Trust.
Need a head start? Check out the AB PIP STEM Nature Guide for native plants, animals, insects and invasives.
Induction Cooking Demo
From either library, you can borrow a Zavor Induction Pro Cooktop kit. It contains a carrying case, portable Copper Chef induction cook plate, Cuisinart stainless steel 10" skillet, owner's manual, fact sheet, AB PIP STEM "Science of Induction Cooking" info, Fire Safety + Induction Cooking tips, and Mothers Out Front test magnet.