Washington College Magazine

It’s A BioBlitz

July 25, 2013
Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society and the Maryland Biodiversity Project this spring co-sponsored the first BioBlitz held at the College’s Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms.

Some 56 entomologists, herpetologists, ornithologists, naturalists and students spent 24 hours probing marshes, ponds, creeks, fields and woods in search of as many species of flora and fauna as they could find. Initial counts topped 600 species, added many new species to the overall Chino species list, and the first Queen Anne’s County record of a Henry’s Elfin butterfly and a Common Sanddragon dragonfly.

Last modified on Jul. 29th, 2013 at 11:25am by Kristen Hammond.