Thanks to everyone who turned out for the the 9th annual Berkshire Bioblitz at Hopkins Forest September 15th-16th, 2018. Over 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.
Finally tally for the day was: 503 species. More to come as the identifications start rolling in. Thanks to everyone who participated!
We found one of the biggest red oak trees in Berkshire County measuring 16 feet across! Some rare algae, and the beaver entertained us during the owl prowl by slapping his tail and getting water all over Berkshire Naturalist: Jason Crockwell.
This year’s Berkshire Bioblitz was hosted by Berkshire Natural Resources Council, and sponsored by Dr. Augie’s and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT). Special thanks to Mariah from BNRC and Elizabeth from BEAT for all their help and organization.