The Biodiversity of Cedar Lake's Journal

October 13, 2021

FINAL BLITZ of 2021 - This Sat, 16 Oct, 1-5PM

Bring a camera/phone and join us this Saturday (16 Oct) from 1-5pm at Cedar Lake for our 12th and FINAL BioBlitz of 2021! Come take photos of biodiversity and then upload your pictures to our iNaturalist project! Hope to see you there :)

Posted on October 13, 2021 16:47 by dannyhughes dannyhughes | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 27, 2021

1 Blitz left! Over 350 species so far

Hello Naturalists!

We have only 1 more BioBlitz for 2021! It will be in mid-October. We are now well over 1,280 observations from more than 365 species. Check out our website for updates: https://www.thebiodiversityofcedarlake.com/

Thanks and cheers!

Posted on September 27, 2021 16:50 by dannyhughes dannyhughes | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 12, 2021

Only 2 BioBlitzes left!

Hello Naturalists!

We have 2 more BioBlitzes this year! We are now over 1,100 observations and more than 325 species. We think that we can maybe get to 350 species with your help. Keep your eyes on our website for updates: https://www.thebiodiversityofcedarlake.com/

Cheers!

Posted on September 12, 2021 16:55 by dannyhughes dannyhughes | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 22, 2021

BioBlitz this Weekend!

Hello Naturalists!
This Saturday, July 24th, we will be hosting our 7th BioBlitz from 1-5 PM at Cedar Lake!
We will be checking turtle traps at 2pm, checking snake boards at around 3:30, and we're hoping to break the 250 species mark at this Blitz, so you can help us in making iNaturalist observations!
We always find great biodiversity at each BioBlitz, so come out to the lake and experience the fun with us this Saturday!

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/cfiLP30k5
Our Website: https://www.thebiodiversityofcedarlake.com/

Posted on July 22, 2021 00:54 by lyssieahern lyssieahern | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 16, 2021

7/16/21 iNaturalist Project Update!

Hello everyone!
This last Saturday we held our sixth BioBlitz of the summer, and we wanted to share some of our interesting observations.
We found many interesting observations at Cedar Lake, including a Snapping Turtle, two American Goldfinches, a Great Blue Heron, and a second Dekay's Brownsnake under one of our snake boards. We also found and observed many other plants, insects, and birds.
We will be hosting our next BioBlitz on next Saturday, July 24th, and we hope to see some of you there to help us in discovering the biodiversity of Cedar Lake.

Check out our website: https://www.thebiodiversityofcedarlake.com/
or Facebook group 'Biodiversity of Cedar Lake' for more event details.

Posted on July 16, 2021 19:00 by lyssieahern lyssieahern | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 06, 2021

7/5/21 Biodiversity update!

Hello everyone!
So far, we have identified 206 species around the Cedar Lake! This is with the help of everyone participating in the project. Our most heavily observed species include the Canada Goose, Red-winged Blackbird, American Robin, Mallard and Great Mulleins; But observations have ranged to species of turtles, frogs, toads, insects, mammals and snakes.
We would love to see further participation in discovering the biodiversity that lives in and around Cedar Lake, and are hosting another Bio Blitz event on July 10th. At these events, we check our snake and turtle traps to collect data for our research, as well as supply insect and water nets to use.
Check out our website: https://www.thebiodiversityofcedarlake.com/
or Facebook group 'Biodiversity of Cedar Lake' for more event details.

Posted on July 06, 2021 01:15 by laurvelez laurvelez | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 21, 2021

6-21-2021 Project Update

Hello everyone!

This Saturday we will be having our fifth BioBlitz from 2-6pm!

At our last BioBlitz we found quite a few interesting organisms, including four Snapping Turtles and six Painted Turtles found in our turtle traps. We also saw a Freshwater Drum and a Mink, as well as many other birds, insects, and plants.

This project was recently featured in an article from the Gazette! The article can be found here: https://www.thegazette.com/local-government/coe-college-team-spearheads-cedar-rapids-community-based-project-to-study-cedar-lake-biodiversity/

Our website can be found at: https://www.thebiodiversityofcedarlake.com/
Our Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/BiodiversityofCedarLake

We hope to see some of you at the lake this Saturday to observe more organisms!

Posted on June 21, 2021 21:10 by lyssieahern lyssieahern | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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