Friday afternoon, promptly at 3:00, dozens of biologists and naturalists will descend upon the city of Montpelier. They’re participating in what’s called a Bioblitz: a 24-hour snapshot of the biodiversity in one small area. This is the first time an entire state capitol has been "blitzed."
VPR’s Jane Lindholm drove over to the North Branch Nature Center, which is hosting the blitz. The center’s executive director Chip Darmstadt was frantically preparing for the influx of scientists. The phones were ringing off the hook so the two stepped outside into the drizzle to walk and talk about the Bioblitz.