Thursday, July 28, 2011

2011 Portage Valley BioBlitz in the History Books

Well, the Portage Valley BioBlitz is over. The weather wasn't beautiful-there was some pretty windy and rainy weather Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning-but if there is one thing that Alaskans are-it's hardy. The bad weather didn't keep people from heading out to Portage to watch one the 30 presentations that were offered or going outside to be part of a survey team.

The survey teams had great success cataloging the Valley's biodiversity. The current number of species observed is 385. Here is the breakdown:
  • Fungi-15
  • Plants-243
  • Aquatic Invertebrates-21 (and still counting)
  • Terrestrial Invertebrates-55
  • Birds-33
  • Fish-5
  • Bats-1
Thanks to everyone that came out. Be sure to check out the photos from the BioBlitz!

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