Summer bioblitzes scheduled

For Greene County News

XENIA — Greene County Parks & Trails will host three bioblitzes this summer at Russ Nature Reserve in Beavercreek, 2380 Kemp Road. Participants will seek to record all the living species in various categories in the reserve on each of the event days.

The blitzes will be held on the following days: Flowering plants: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, June 20; Wildlife: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 11; Insects: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

Participants do not need to be experts and can stop by for all, some or part of any of the scheduled times.

Russ Nature Reserve is the newest park site managed by Greene County Parks & Trails and includes a bee apiary, high-fence garden, a nature playscape, hiking trails, a tree nursery and more. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted.

For more information, call Greene County Parks & Trails at 937-562-6440, email or visit

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