Socially Distant Bioblitz (7/26/2020)'s Journal

August 01, 2020

Event summary

While Socially Distant Bioblitz (SDB) #6 had relatively few observers, the event remained truly international, with observers sharing observations from 4 continents. Among all the SDB events We have yet to see any observations come in from Antarctica… perhaps someone can recruit a scientist there to participate?

While some observations are still trickling in, here is what we achieved on 26 July:

  • Total Observations: 4,768
  • Total Species: 2,155
  • Total Identifiers: 501
  • Total Observers: 57

Similar to previous SDB events, an early-morning (or late to bed?) observer in the west Pacific submitted the first observation of the bioblitz. This time, the honor goes to @onidiras in South Korea, who found this vibrant Nioanalthes contortalis moth just 29 minutes after midnight local time. 35 hours and 17 minutes later, @ericarlson submitted the last observation of the bioblitz – an American Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidoides) found near Portland, Oregon (USA).

As the seasons continue to change, observers are finding new species in already-searched areas. This bioblitz, plants (910 species) and insects (823 species) made up the majority of observations, with birds (204 species) coming in a distant third. These groups significantly contributed to our growing species total for the SDB Series, which now surpasses 11,000 species! Will anyone be able to reach 1,000 species before the end of the SDB Series? Can you find 100 species in your own yard or neighborhood?

Mark your calendars for the next Socially Distant Bioblitz on 16 August! Sign up on the project page to automatically contribute your observations.

Warm regards,
Steven (@slamonde )

List of participating countries (17): Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Nepal, Peru, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and United States.

Posted on August 01, 2020 19:34 by slamonde slamonde | 3 comments | Leave a comment

July 28, 2020

Greetings from New Hampshire!

Hi everyone,

Good bioblitz on 26 July! I apologize for the lack of event updates throughout the day as I was preoccupied with welcoming home a new puppy. He has been a delight, despite wanting to chew everything in sight! As with previous events in the Socially Distant Bioblitz Series, I'll post an event summary this Friday or Saturday after giving everyone a few days to upload their observations. So far, 51 participants have submitted nearly 3,500 observations, which contain over 1,700 species. Nice work, team!

Additionally, my two co-organizers have moved on to other responsibilities, so if anyone is interested in assisting with event updates during future bioblitzes, please send me a message!


Posted on July 28, 2020 03:00 by slamonde slamonde | 1 comment | Leave a comment