2017 Bio Blitz Report Published

In June of 2017 the Indiana Academy of Science held its Annual Bio Blitz at Red-tail properties, White River Woods and McVey Memorial Forest. Scientists from all backgrounds surveyed the two preserves to conduct a two-day, full-scale inventory of flora and fauna. Seventy scientists formed 19 teams and reported 1086 taxa. Special highlights of the report include findings of the federally endangered Indiana Bat and  3 species of freshwater mussels, the state endangered Cerulean Warbler and Osprey, as well as many state and county records of bees, butterflies, dragonflies, herpetofauna, mushrooms, spiders, and vascular plants. Read the full report to learn more.