Ecoblitz Postponed Due to Tropical Storm Bill

Red-backed Salamander

Red-backed Salamander

The Indiana Forest Alliance and its partners have decided to postpone this weekend’s Ecoblitz, due to heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill.  Two teams of experts and volunteers were scheduled to survey for birds and herptiles (reptiles and amphibians) in the 900-acre Ecoblitz area in the heart of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest Back Country Area.  The surveys will now take place on Saturday, June 27th, and Sunday, June 28th.  This purpose of the Ecoblitz is to document the biological diversity of an intact, interior hardwood forest ecosystem.  This is done through a comprehensive inventory of flora and fauna in this tract, with the assistance of experts from a dozen colleges and universities, as well as citizen experts.  If you would like to accompany one of these expert-led teams next weekend or at any of our future Ecoblitz weekends, contact Audrey Moore ataudrey@indianaforestalliance.org.