This Friday through Monday (15-18 Feb) is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This is one of the premier citizen science projects world wide and was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
Photo by Patricia McMurray
The 3rd Northumberland-Lancaster Christmas Bird Count is on Tuesday 18 Dec. Last year the event identified over 100 species. Christmas Bird Counts is an approved project (C3U) in the NNMN Volunteer Management System.
Presentation by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore at the Lancaster Community Library. He will discuss the state of the Bay to include the importance of Atlantic Menhaden in maintaining a viable ecosystem – that includes the management of fish, birds, and other wildlife equities and issues.
Capture and Curation Methods for Studying Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Discovering How Important Scientific Specimens Can Be!
Two curators from the Virginia Museum of Natural History are offering a one-day, hands-on "field and lab methods" workshop at Gloucester Point, Virginia on March 14, 2018. They taught a similar workshop there last October, and it was very well received.
North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) at Bush Mill Stream NAP by a game camera
The training is to prepare members of the chapter for the eMammal citizen science project Urban to Wild (https://emammal.si.edu/urban-wild).