BioBlitz Summary

Well, I am finally getting around to putting up the information about the BioBlitz. It’s hard going, as Maeve is hanging over one arm as I type…She looks terribly uncomfortable, but what do I know? And half the pictures I placed disappeared right when I went to post this.


Mike Graziano with a group of interested BioBlitzers.

As I mentioned before, we had over 200 species found during our BioBlitz.

Just a few of the spiders:
Orchard Orbweaver
Nursery Web Spider
Wolf Spider


Wolf spider

Long-bodied Cellar Spider
Sowbug Killer Spider (How great is that name?)
Dark Fishing Spider

Some butterflies:
Cabbage White Butterfly
Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Mourning cloak butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Hummingbird Spinx Moth

And lots of birds:
Wood Duck
Mallard Duck
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher

Great crested flycatcher

Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula (This little beauty was the bird I couldn’t find with my binoculars…)

Northern parula

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Eastern Towhee
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Finch
Canada Goose
House Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Chimney Swift
Wood Thrush
Hermit Thrush

And a few others:


Dekay’s snake


Redback salamander

There were also chipmunks, a bat, and many others. Can’t wait to see what turns up next year. My thanks to everyone who stopped by and also to everyone of the experts who helped us identify everything. And a special thanks to Mike G. for putting the whole thing in motion. Ah, the energy of youth!

Until next time!


One response to “BioBlitz Summary

  1. Pingback: Bioblitz 2014:: May 10, 2014 | Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum

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