… with possibly more in coming years. Yesterday was awesome, as I’m sure Lisa would attest, while finding some Red Efts:
The species inventory is STILL being compiled (my bet was that it would near 300sp.), and pictures are being compiled, via contributions of the few dozen individuals who participated. My pics can be found at my Flickr account.
Although I “instigated” the event, I really did very little – Kathie and Megan (left and right photos below, respectively) are really the ones that pulled off the BioBlitz, complete with a headquarters for collecting data, an array of microscopes, collecting equipment, and of course the land to search for organisms. Also, thanks to the Cornell Dept. of Plant Pathology, for donating money for lunch food.
While we wait for the final species tally, here are some additional pictures, available below the fold.
Towards the end of the day, we fed earthworms to a few flatworms, which proceeded to secrete digestive enzymes as their predatory mechanism.
Plenty of close-up discovery to be had: