– Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today –

More than 100 national parks are participating in the BioBlitz, a one-day event in which the public is invited to visit select national parks and see and document as many living creatures as possible. The Weir Farm, located outside of Ridgefield, Connecticut, is one of the participating parks.

Lead Image: Weir Farm, a national park

The event will be held at the Weir Farm on May 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists are encouraged to draw the animal and plant life on the farm. “Combining science, art, and nature, the BioBlitz provides a great opportunity to work alongside leading scientific experts and artists to discover, count, and document the living creatures in the park,” says Linda Cook, the superintendent of Weir Farm National Historic Site. “The results will contribute to the park’s official species list and help protect the exceptional biodiversity of the park and nearby Weir Preserve.”

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