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by Sarah Yarbrough

On May 14-15, Freshwater Land Trust held a Bioblitz at one of our Village Creek properties in Adamsville. This biodiverse property is notable as the southernmost known location for the eastern hemlock tree.

Volunteers gathered at the 204-acre property to find and identify as many species as possible within 24 hours. Overall, 199 species were cataloged.

The biggest categories were non-woody plants (73), trees/shrubs (42), invertebrates (41), and fungi (22). Of these finds, 8 were noted as non-native species with 2 invertebrates, 3 trees/shrubs, and 3 non-woody plants.

Volunteers cataloged species by using the iNatralist app, a nature app used for the observation, identification, and sharing of plants and animals that are tagged with the location in which the species was found. Check out pictures of some of the cataloged species below.

Special thanks to our volunteers who dedicated their time to attend this event!

If you are interested in participating in our next BioBlitz, subscribe to our e-newsletter or check back on our events page to learn how you can be a part of our future activities!

Carnival Candy Slime Mold (Arcyria denudata)

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Flat-backed Millipede (Genus euryurus)

Ambiguous Crayfish (Cambarus striatus)

Tussock Moth (Genus orgyia)

Trainwrecker (Neolentinus lepieus)

Plantain-leaved Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)

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