July 29, 2017

MothFest! 2017 - Moundville Archaeological Park - July 29, 2017 7-11 PM

The Alabama Museum of Natural History invites you to MothFest! 2017 at Moundville Archaeological Park to help celebrate National Moth Week . Museum staff will have special light and bait stations set up to attract moths. "Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us to learn about, observe, and document the diversity of moths that visit us during this event. Free overnight camping within the park is available for participants. For complete details please email jpfriel@ua.edu, call 205-348-2136.

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January 10, 2017

UA Museums BioBlitz @ Moundville Archaeological Park - April 22, 2017

http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2017-bioblitz-at-moundville-archaeological-park

Come celebrate Earth Day (April 22, 2017) with the University of Alabama Museums, and join in the fun as we discover and identify the plants and animals that inhabit Moundville Archaeological Park. UA Museums staff, scientists and volunteers will be there to help identify the species we encounter, and to teach you and your family how to become citizen scientists that can contribute to our ongoing biodiversity projects.

This is a rain or shine event, and unless there is severe weather we plan to proceed with the event.

The main gate to the park will open at 6:30 AM, and the admin building at the park entrance will be staffed beginning at 8:30 AM. Participants and volunteers arriving before 8:30 AM can go directly to the Conference Center Building located on the the banks of the Black Warrior River, This building will serve as the headquarter for the event, and also be the starting point for all the walking tours. This building has air conditioning, wi-fi access, and bathroom facilities.

Staff will be based at the Conference Center for most of the day, helping to orient both staff and participants, and will also be there getting folks starting on using iNaturalist and will be projecting a “live scoreboard” of the iNaturalist observations that are made during the event. BioBlitz participants will be encouraged to stop by and receive assistance with identification of their observations.

All visitors attending the bioblitz will receive a colored wrist band to distinguish them from other visitors in the park that day. Admission to the park and the bioblitz/Earth Day event is free, but visitors will need to pay admission if they wish to visit the Jones Archaeological Museum at Moundville Archaeological Park, which is near where our Earth Day tables will be set up.

Our schedule of BioBlitz and Earth Day Celebration Events are as followings:

7 AM - 3 PM Biobltz Orientation & iNaturalist Help Center - John Friel
8 AM- 9:30 AM BioBlitz Bird Walk - Dwight Lammon
10 AM - 11:30 AM BioBlitz Butterfly Walk - Steve & Mary Jane Krotzer
10 AM - 3 PM Earth Day Celebration Tables - Various UA & local environmental groups; plus Jay Eubanks with live herps
12 PM - 1:30 PM BioBlitz Plant & Wild Flower Walk- Moncia Watkins
2 PM- 3:30 PM BioBlitz Amphibian & Reptile Walk - Jay Eubanks
4 PM - 5:30 PM Bioblitz Insect & Terrestrial Arthropod Walk - John Abbott
8 PM - 10 PM BioBlitz Black Lighting for Moths & Nocturnal insects Stott Noble & John Friel
8 PM - 10 PM Stargazing with UA Astronomical Society

For complete details please email almnh@ua.edu, call 205-348-7550.

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June 01, 2016

MothFest! @ at Moundville Archaeological Park - July 23, 2016 7-10PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/269340936747281/
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/moundville-archaeological-park-biodiversity-survey

The Alabama Museum of Natural History invites you to MothFest! at Moundville Archaeological Park to help celebrate National Moth Week . Museum staff will have special light and bait stations set up to attract moths. "Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us to learn about, observe, and document the diversity of moths that visit us during this event. Free overnight camping within the park is available for participants. For complete details please email jpfriel@ua.edu, call 205-348-2136.

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May 25, 2016

Birdfest @ Moundville Archaeological Park - May 28, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

http://alabamabirdingtrails.com/event/moundville-archaeological-parks-birdfest-2016/

Join the Moundville Archaeological Park staff, volunteers, and other avid bird lovers, for a day of birding activities and presentations. We have three experts to lead bird walks and give presentations. Featured events will also include activities for children, a live raptor show, and a show entitled, Summer Birds of Moundville.

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