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:
- Aquatic Invertebrates-21 (and still counting)
- Terrestrial Invertebrates-55