These data are current as of 8/01/2015.

We are still waiting for lab identification of a number of arthropod species. These files will be updated as those data come in. Links below will take you to another page where you can download the file by clicking on the link in that new page.

2014 NYBG BioBlitz Species List and Observations Dec 28 – This file has the 2014 BioBlitz observations divided by taxon team. There is also a summary of team totals, and the species list that just has unique species (not number of times observed or location). The zones we used in the park are shown on this map – NYBG BioBlitz Zone Map

2014 iNaturalist NYBG Observations – This file has all exported data from the BioBlitz observations that were logged on the iNaturalist database. There is also a help file (iNaturalist Observation File Help 2014) that defines the columns in the spreadsheet.

Below are links to the .kml files for location data that can be used in mapping programs. There are three files because of a 200 observation limit in iNaturalist and a search that can only include one day at a time (Sept 7 has over 200 observations). Note that these files have all the iNaturalist observations. You can make your own filtered lists and maps though iNaturalist directly. If you go to the observation search page you can type in your parameters (day and taxon of interest) and search. At the bottom of the results page will be a link to the .kml file. Because of iNat’s quirks, you will need to add the “&limit=200&page=1″ (without the quotation marks) to the end of the search results url to get all of the data in one place if there are more than 200 observations.

Acoustical Bat Data – MHC_NYBG_Bioblitz1 – Instructions for reading the data are on sheet one. You’ll probably also want the map of the garden (linked above).

Microbial Analysis Results –

Older Bronx Data:

Bronx River Bioblitz_final_2005 – This file is a total species list for the 2005 BioBlitz of the Bronx River Corridor if you want to compare old and new diversity data. Here is the Forest Natural History Project’s List of species:

NY Botanical Gardens Bee records_AMNH_862014 and Natural History_Animals_2014beforebioblitz – These are files from the records of the American Museum of Natural History.

Useful Databases:

  • iNaturalist
  • Encyclopedia of Life – – A curated encyclopedia of every multicellular species on earth.
  • Arctos –  – This is an access point to a number of online museum collections.
  • eBird – – This database features data reported from citizen bird sightings.
  • USDA – – This is a database kept by the USDA that reports many useful characteristics about plant species, including their status as native or exotic/invasive.