Berksdale Bio-Blitz!

BioBlitz is a “…species counting competition designed to showcase the environmental value of the natural habitats found on (the) golf course.” Berksdale’s participation this year will top off our “Education and Outreach” category toward full certification in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. A kick-off event will be held on the Berksdale course, May 22nd , during a 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. tee time block, beginning and ending at the Kingsdale cart barn. Field guides from the Lake Ecology Department, the Master Naturalist and Master Gardener groups will be available to lead participants in identifying the great diversity of flora and fauna to be found on Berksdale. The Bella Vista Birders will be sighting and taking photographs along the property the morning of the 24th and/or the 25th. Through May 28th, “Wildlife Scorecards” will be available in the Kingsdale Pro Shop so that golfers may add to our inventory as they play Berksdale. We have received tremendous support for this program from the Golf Maintenance, Golf Operations, Marketing, Recreation and Administration departments of the BVVPOA. Audubon International and the USGA sponsor this annual event, and we are excited to begin participating. For more information, please see auduboninternational.org, bvbirders@gmail.com or contact wendyb@bvvpoa.com.