iNaturalist is a popular science application used to map and share observations of biodiversity across the globe. We’ve developed a specialized project for Avalon titled “Flora & Fauna of Avalon Nature Preserve”. The overall goal is to allow this to serve as a community science project where visitors and youth participants can document the biodiversity of plants and animals in the preserve. The app is free and available for anyone to use and Kayla will monitor the data to analyze seasonal trends, species abundance, and indicators of changes over time. Come join us on a morning hike through the preserve while collecting useful field data!
We will be meeting at the Avalon Barn located on Shep Jones Lane in Stony Brook.
What to bring/further instructions:
- Sneakers or hiking boots comfortable for walking on the trails
- Water bottle