On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Parkville Nature Sanctuary will celebrate Earth Day by hosting two events sponsored by Friends of Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Adults and teens can participate in the first annual BioBlitz and individuals, groups and families with small children can take part in the annual Garlic Mustard Pull Extravaganza. Both events will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BioBlitz is a science-based event that records as many living organisms in an area in a given time period. The event will be led by plant and wildlife experts who will assist with the inventory. For those planning to participate in the BioBlitz, please download the iNaturalist app to a smart phone and play with it before the event. This fascinating tool will help with identifications and data compilations.
The Garlic Mustard Pull Extravaganza is an annual event held at the sanctuary. Individuals, groups and families with young children can pull and bag Garlic Mustard which is one of the most destructive and invasive species in Missouri today.
Groups across the country are celebrating Earth Day. Parkville Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan said, “Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to help educate people on the great benefits of the environment. The Parkville Nature Sanctuary celebrates Earth Day by bringing people and nature together.”
To register for these events, contact Parkville Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan at (816) 741-7676.