The 2016 CT State BioBlitz was held on June 3rd and 4th at the Two Rivers Magnet Middle School in East Hartford.

After sampling a 5-mile radius around Two Rivers Middle School for 24 hours, the 160+ participating scientists tallied up an amazing 2,765 species, making the 2016 BioBlitz into a new record holder. The previous record for the most species counted in a single 24-hour BioBlitz event had been set in 2001 in Danbury, CT, with 2,519 species.

Information about past CT BioBlitzes can be found here and last year's UConn BioBlitz web page is here.
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Final Tally

algae 184
parasites 116
mollusks 25
bryophytes 74
lichens 36
birds 100
fish 29
herps 17
mammals 31
fungi 120
plant pathogens 49
arachnids 111
aquatic & other insects 87
hemiptera 87
beetles 320
diptera 183
hymenoptera 197
lepidoptera 442
vascular plants 557
Total 2765

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