Bug Bioblitz-Sweep Nets

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Brumley Nature Preserve-North Parking Lot
3620 Old State Hwy 10
Durham, NC 27705

The North Carolina Entomological Society has teamed up with Triangle Land Conservancy to host the Brumley Bug Bioblitz on the afternoon of September 29, 2018.  We hope to document as many insects, spiders, and other arthropods as possible and upload the photos to iNaturalist where they can be shared with scientists and naturalists.  Anyone hiking at Brumley Nature Preserve this afternoon is welcome to photograph and submit bug photos to the Brumley Bug Bioblitz project on iNaturalist. For those who want a chance to explore the preserve’s diversity of insects more thoroughly, we are offering three structured events guided by the NCES.  These events are free, but pre-registration is required. Please register below for the Sweep Net and Beat Sheet hike.

Sweep Net and Beat Sheet Hike 2 – 3 pm

Get a chance catch bugs like a real entomologist!  We will use sweep nets and beat sheets to sample insects on plants.  After photographing them, we will release them back into the wild. Bring your phone or camera to help take photos.  Insect nets and beat sheets will be provided. 

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