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May 19, 2006

Minnesota BioBlitz 2006

Armed with sonar detectors, bug lights, live traps and laptops, volunteers, under the leadership of professional researchers and biologists, will explore the urban landscape—including the lawns of participating homeowners—in Minnesota Bioblitz 2006, a 24-hour event beginning at 5 p.m. today in St. Paul’s Falcon Heights neighborhood. Jennifer Menken, a naturalist at the U of M’s Bell Museum of Natural History and co-coordinator of Bioblitz, says Bioblitz aims to increase the public’s awareness of an area’s biological diversity.

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