Centennial BioBlitz Final Report – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

For 24 hours starting on Friday, June 26, 2015, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (FPDDC) hosted a Centennial BioBlitz, during which professional and citizen scientistsIMG_6720
surveyed 3,700 acres across four forest preserves to document the plants and animals that live there.

Several ENCAP, Inc. employees participated in the event, serving as professional scientists to help identify the 953 different taxa that were documented during the 24-hour period, including 429 taxa of vascular flora, 140 non-vascular flora, 146 vertebrate wildlife, and 228 invertebrates. Of these species, 60 had not been observed previously in DuPage County Forest Preserves and several federally listed rare and endangered species were also encountered.

Check out the final report from the FPDDC Centennial BioBlitz below to access the complete list of identified species and to learn more about the importance of conserving and restoring the native habitats that these plants and animals depend upon.

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