Bioblitz 2013

Fort Hays State University crew sampling wetlands

24 hours of data collection throughout Quivira


Researchers from Fort Hays State University, Sterling College, and McPherson College, as well as a variety of volunteers, conducted a Bioblitz at Quivira April 19-20, 2013.  The goal was to find and document as many species of plants and animals as possible in a 24-hour period, throughout the Refuge.

Live Arkansas Darter collected for photographs

Arkansas Darter (Etheostoma cragini) captured during the Bioblitz

Although some groups, like reptiles and insects, were inactive due to temperatures in the 50s and 60s, the event was a great success.  Highlights included Porcupine (!), Arkansas Darter, and 108 species of birds.

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Bioblitz results: Complete list of species found