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Help a Middle School Class BioBlitz in Bristol!

My 8th grade team, Team Apex, is doing a Wildlife Unit. As an end project for this unit we plan on hosting a bioblitz at The Watershed Center in Bristol. Now what’s a bioblitz, you ask? Well, a bioblitz is when a group of people get together to gather data about all the living species they can within a certain area or ecosystem. We have been learning about biodiversity, and how important biodiversity is for an ecosystem. Biodiversity is the variety of different species within an ecosystem. It is so important in an ecosystem because the more species you have, the more complex the ecosystem is. So if an area is biodiverse, and one species’ population decreases, the rest of the ecosystem will not be at risk because they will have other species they can rely on. We have been studying certain ecosystems that are at The Watershed and their biodiversity. In order for us to fully understand our ecosystems’ biodiversity, we are going to need to go and collect data at that ecosystem. That is ...more ↓

Posted on May 24, 2016 08:26 AM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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It started with a simple question. How many species occur in Vermont? You’d think we’d know this for a small state steeped in a rich tradition of naturalists dating back to Zadock Thompson and his seminal 1842 work on the natural history of Vermont. But, the simple answer was, no one really knew.

We do know how many species there are of some of the popular taxonomic groups like birds ...more ↓

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