2005 – 2016 Bio-Blitz Data

A Total Species
B Fungi Micro
C Fungi Macro & Lichens
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D Algae & Mosses
E Plants
F Insects
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G Arachnids
H Aquatic Insects (Macroinvertebrates)
I Herps
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J Fish
K Birds
L Mammal
2005Lenape450Westfield, Cranford, Kenilworth66319181333-10199011
2006Ash Brook Reservation, Golf Course460Scotch Plains644282153048915578
2007Watchung Reservation2060Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Summit683582901801519169213
2008Elizabeth River Parkway312Elizabeth, Union, Hillside58313281217425126510595
2009Briant Park, Hidden Valley Park, Houdaille Quarry173Summit, Springfield5236011241129986509
2010Clark Reservoir, Esposito, Milton Lake232.69Clark, Rahway60140261177258175716
2011Passaic River Parkway298Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit6444029719714621609
2012Rahway River Parkway, Rahway384Clark, Cranford, Rahway, Winfield52036238140146166010
2013Lenape, Nomahegan, Echo Lake1440Cranford, Kenilworth, Springfield, Union, Westfield552402431484195146514
2014Oak Ridge, Ash Brook Reservation833.6Clark, Edison, Scotch Plains5706518719471910136114
2015Watchung Reservation2142Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Summit7056234814932216177513
2016Kawameeh, Black Brook, Galloping Hill Golf Course, NJ American Water Company365Union, Kenilworth50441122242136135512
Results Disclaimer

It is important to remember that the data in the chart above reflects only a portion of the species living in a given park or parks and that the results of any Bio-Blitz are not conclusive. Many factors contribute to species numbers including: weather (in the weeks leading up to the event as well as the day(s) of, # of team members, # of experts on each team, location(s), access and method of collection/identification, etc. Although some numbers may be high, it is important to remember that they include many invasive species, as was the case in the highly urbanized and active use parks sampled in 2016. If a column has no entry, that is because there were no species found or there was no expert to sample that group. In 2005, macro or aquatic invertebrates were not sampled.