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How Many Species Did Local Scientists Find in a 24-hour Period?


Aired 5/4/09

Over the weekend, a team of scientists, volunteers and educators participated in a 24-hour "rapid biodiversity assessment" at Mission Trails Regional Park, called BioBlitz. How many species of plants and animals did the BioBlitzers find?

Maureen Cavanaugh: Last week on These Days, we talked about the BioBlitz taking place at Mission Trails Regional Park. For a total of 24 hours, beginning last Friday afternoon, a team of researchers, educators and volunteers attempted to count and document as many animals, birds, plants, bugs and fungi they could find in the park.

And this morning, the organizer of BioBlitz is back with results.


Dr. Michael Wall, curator of Entomology and director of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias (BRCC) at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

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