Autumnal Equinox Edition

Yesterday was the autumnal equinox. The nights have been frosty, but there is still lots to observe for the JCC Bioblitz at Mobbs Farm. We are up to 259 species recorded for science. So far Plant observations are in the lead, with Insects a close second.

If you are one of the 20 observers who has made a submissions to the project - way to go and many thanks! The last day of the bioblitz is Saturday so if you haven't made it over to Mobbs for a science observation walk you still have a few days.

Thank you to Conservation Commissioners Karina Dailey, Allaire Diamond, and Ann Kroll-Lerner, who volunteered to greet bioblitzers and answer their questions at Mobbs this weekend.

In other bioblitz news... Kudos to the teachers at MMU, BTMS, and CHMS for hosting a multi-school bioblitz this week. I volunteered at the CHMS bioblitz in 2019 and the amount of learning that happens when students are doing direct observation and recording of the natural organisms on their school grounds is amazing! The enthusiasm is palpable.

You can check in on their progress here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/chms-campus-fall-2020-bioblitz.

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