7th Anacostia River Bioblitz's Journal

26 September, 2023

Wildlife Night Tour tonight!!

A few slots are still available for tonight's wildlife night tour at Langston Golf Course. We will look in the water, the wetlands and the adjacent riparian forests (including a mothing station!!) to explore the river's biodiversity at night https://www.anacostiaws.org/event/559-wildlife-night-tour-in-the-anacostia-river.html


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20 September, 2023

7th Anacostia River Bioblitz preliminary numbers

Hi all!

The 7th Anacostia River Bioblitz has already a record number of observations (3064 observations!) since we started the #AnacostiaBioblitz in 2017. The same is true for the number of species = 934 species observed during the weekend! Also record numbers of species observed in the Arachnid department with 36 species observed, and 297 insect species observed!


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19 September, 2023

Kudos to SERC!

AWS would like to thank the fisheries crew at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) @sercfisheries for doing another electrofishing survey (Friday) in the Anacostia River for a third bioblitz year in a row!! Here's a cool picture of a Longnose gar: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183757772

The following 12 species were observed this year:

Longnose Gar

Blue Catfish

American Shad

Gizzard Shad

Common Carp

Inland Silverside

Largemouth Bass
White Perch


Posted on 19 September, 2023 19:30 by jorbogmont jorbogmont | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Favorite #AnacostiaBioblitz observations

Hi folks!

Since these bioblitz saw the participation of the more experienced naturalists I see a lot of great pictures!! Here's some of my favorites:

Megacerus discoidus (Red Megacerus) by @mmmmbugs https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183918094

Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) by @mmmmbugs https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183918117

Bombus impatiens (Common Eastern Bumble Bee) by @jmgconsult https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183783181

Coluber constrictor ssp. constrictor Northern Black Racer by @amdurso https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183659178

Superfamily Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonid and Braconid Wasps by @maragay https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183255561

Acanalonia bivittata (Two-striped Planthopper) by @wetmoret https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183564242

Neuroterus quercusverrucarum (Oak Flake Gall Wasp) by @dbarber https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183835042

Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Florida Predatory Stink Bug) eating a bumblebee by me https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183694295 always interesting to see these species interactions, in this case predation.

Posted on 19 September, 2023 13:03 by jorbogmont jorbogmont | 7 comments | Leave a comment

18 September, 2023

7th Anacostia River Bioblitz

What a great weekend of community science and outdoor fun with the 7th #AnacostiaBioblitz! So far a record number of insect observations with 254 species of insects observed (so far). Take a look at it here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/7th-anacostia-river-bioblitzThe final results will be announced next week. Did you participate in the bioblitz? What was your favorite observation?

Huge thanks to the top 10 observers and identifiers!


Anacostia Watershed Society

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