Upcoming Events

Every Sunday at 11:00 am in Elm Grove Park:

Let’s meet at the entrance bed to assist with the care and maintenance of the Brookfield East High School SEED/ Beautification Committee Monarch beds!

During the month of September, 2020:

What in the world is a Bioblitz?

            A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an areas biodiversity. These events can happen in most any geography—urban, rural, or suburban—in areas as small as a backyard or as large as a country.

Why should I participate in this Bioblitz?            

            Parks for Pollinators is a national campaign focused on raising public awareness of the current pollinator crisis by encouraging local action and positioning parks as a national leader in advancing pollinator health. This campaign continues to assess the publics understanding of pollinators, to outline actions to protect them and to increase local park and recreation agencies’ capacity to promote pollinator protection within parks and to engage and educate their communities on what they can do to help.

When is this happening

            The entire month of September 2020

How do I participate?           

            Download the iNaturalist app and join our project:   Parks for Pollinators 2020: Elm Grove Beautification Committee.  Any observations you make within the confines of the Village for the month of September will then be counted towards our statistics:  identifiers, observations, observers and species.

What should I be looking for?

            Since this Bioblitz is related to pollinators, the following categories will be counted:

Butterflies and Moths
Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
Flies
Bats
Beetles
Hummingbirds
Flowering Plants

What happens with the collected data?

            iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! Whats more, by recording and sharing your observations, youll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

Where can I get more information about this Bioblitz?

            https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/parks-for-pollinators-2020-elm-grove-beautification-committee

Who can I contact for more information?

             Any member of the Beautification Committee, the Village Parks and Rec director, or e-mail at EGBeautification@gmail.com