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The 2017 UConn BioBlitz will be held on September 15th and 16th at the Greenwich Point Park.

Teams of scientists and other volunteers, representing the UConn Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the UConn Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission and Conservation Commission will focus on Greenwich Point Park for this BioBlitz. After sampling the Park for 24 hours, we will tally up the total number of species found and formally record any species previously not known to occur on the peninsula. The previous record for the most species counted in a single 24-hour BioBlitz event had been set in 2016 in East Hartford, CT, with 2,765 species.

Information about past CT BioBlitzes can be found here.
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Taxonomic groups to tally:

algae 121
birds 81
fish 15
amphibians 2
reptiles 0
mammals 15
bryophytes and lichens 37
fungi 101
non-insect invertebrates 147
insects 390
vascular plants 307
Total : 1216

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