BioBlitzing

The last couple of days I attended a bioblitz at Whiterock Conservancy.  A bioblitz is a social event in which participants attempt to identify as many organisms, usually within specific groups, as possible.

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Here, Tom Rosburg is leading a group identifying plants.  A fairly extensive inventory of plants already exists, so he concentrated on plants that are currently blooming in the reconstructed prairie area on this hill overlooking the Middle Raccoon River.

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That reconstructed prairie was quite spectacular.

Jim Durbin did a dragonfly and damselfly walk.  In spite of less than ideal weather we were able to see a number of species.

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The dragonflies or damselflies could be netted fairly easily, and were examined then released.

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This was a common whitetail.

It is nice to see events like this that involve people from different backgrounds all getting together to admire nature.  I enjoyed myself, and I am sure that a number of other people did as well.  I think even the experts learned a little.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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