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DLIA Discovery Of Punk Rock Caterpillar, Turns Out To Be Rare Species

At the request of the park, DLIA has formed  Tree Teams of citizen scientists to sample threatened forest types, in order to discover what species of invertebrates may also be lost  as these forests  continue to decline.   DLIA is a pioneer in using comprehensive approaches to biodiversity sampling, but some tree stand types have not had this sampling. The high elevation American beech tree stands are the first forest type to be sampled by DLIA using a newly developed multi-collection method.

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Thank You for Coming to the 2014 Salamander Ball

Thanks to all who obeyed the call
To "come one come all to the Salamander Ball"!
Click to see Tinah Utsman's fantastic photos from the Ball!

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Thank you for a great 2014 ATBI Conference

Thank you to all who participated in, and attended our annual ATBI Conference of March 2014. We believe it was very profitable: not only for the attendees in general, but for the gathering and collaboration of experts in the field of conservation biology. We were also delighted and enthused by the presence and presentations of our keynote speaker, bat conservationist and author, Dr. Merlin Tuttle.

Thank you Dr. Tuttle!
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