Berkshire Bioblitz 2018

12 Aug

slime molds

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the the 9th annual Berkshire Bioblitz  at Hopkins Forest September 15th-16th, 2018.  Approximately 150 Biologists, students and volunteers from throughout the region took to the woods, wetlands and fields in search of as many forms of life as could be found.  Taxonomic groups covered included algae, vascular plants, trees, fungi, aquatic insects, moths, spiders, fish, birds, amphibians and mammals.  We even had a team out surveying slime molds this year!  We are still compiling the results which will be posted soon.  Thank you to all the scientists, volunteers, visitors, and sponsors who helped make this year’s Bioblitz a success.

cat birdThe initial tally for the day (with more to come!)
Tally to date:
77 Bryophytes
13 Liverworts
64 Mosses
74 Woody Plants
19 Plants & Herbs
41 Arachnids
5 Fish
57 Butterflies and Moths
1 Nematode
10 Mammals
361 initial count


This year’s event was hosted by Williams College and co-sponsored by Dr. Augie’s Science Education Programs and Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT).

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