NEDSA MEETING 2019 SCHEDULE of EVENTS!

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Thursday 7-25:

Everybody check in to their accommodations

5-7 PM, NEDSA Grand Poobah Josh Rose will be in the lobby at the Holiday Inn Express; meeting host Kelly Stettner will drop in to say hello when she gets off from work. All are welcome but none are required. Kelly is preparing paper copies of the meeting information packet (maps, list of field sites, list of food sources, etc.) which will be available for anyone who needs this.

Dinner individually or in spontaneously formed groups

8 PM - optional visit to Hoyt’s Landing hoping for Neurocordulia (Shadowdragons)

Friday 7-26:

8 AM (or any time later in the day) - Anyone who RSVP’d with Kelly for a sandwich can swing by the Route 106N Market and Deli to pick it up this morning.

9 AM, everyone gather in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn to form carpools and head to field sites. Main group will tour along the chain of sites between Stoughton Pond and Springweather Natural Area.

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4 PM (tentative) - talk by Pam Hunt about the Northeast Enallagma Project (location TBA)

Dinner individually or in spontaneously formed groups

8 PM - bonfire and s’mores at the Tree Farm Campground


Saturday 7-27:

9 AM, gather for group photo in the Holiday Inn parking lot, then form carpools and head to field sites. Main group might focus on the North Springfield Bog and vicinity.

12 noon, Black River BioBlitz begins at Hoyt’s Landing; NEDSA meeting attendees can choose whether to assist with the Blitz or to continue visiting other field trip sites

6 PM, BYO picnic dinner at Phil Drinker’s Farm (directions at the end of the field trip sites list)

8 PM, owl program by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (also at Phil's Farm)

9 PM, black-lighting for moths and other insects with the Vermont Entomological Society (also at Phil's Farm)


Sunday 7-28:

Everyone check out of their accommodations (unless anyone is staying past the end of the meeting)

9AM: Black River BioBlitz continues at Muckross State Park. NEDSA meeting attendees can choose whether to assist with the Blitz or to continue visiting other field trip sites.

12 noon: BioBlitz ends. After lunch (individually etc.), NEDSA participants spend the afternoon visiting any field trip sites which haven’t been visited yet (Lake Ninevah? Knapp Brook WMA?), or revisiting any where species of interest were reported earlier in the weekend.

Then, head home until next year!