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BioBlitz a big success

Various species of photographers were identified at the 2016 Upper Delaware BioBlitz, where Scott Rando (left), Sandy Long, Roy Morsch and David Soete shared their work and some photographic tips. Compliments of the event’s sponsor—the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River unit of the National Park Service—10 lucky attendees received a small device that attaches to a smartphone and increases the macro capabilities of its camera.
TRR photo by Krista Gromalski


June 29, 2016

Last weekend, the 2016 Upper Delaware BioBlitz was conducted at the Ten Mile River Scout Camp in the Town of Tusten, NY, becoming the third such event to catalogue as many species as possible at properties within the watershed. Preliminary results indicate that the nine teams comprised of scientists and naturalists identified 759 species of reptiles, amphibians, birds, fungi, fish, plants, mosses, lichens, mammals, aquatic macro-invertebrates and terrestrial invertebrates.

The scientists will continue to examine their collections and send some off to experts for further evaluation at institutions such as the Smithsonian, according to the event’s organizers. Results will be updated at https://www.facebook.com/UpperDelawareBioBlitz and http://upperdelawarebioblitz.com.