UPDATED NOVEMBER 22 2017
Here is the current species and observation list for the 2017 Macaulay Honors College Alley Pond Park BioBltiz: 2017 Alley Pond BioBlitz Data November2017 The first sheet is a summary page with our species count (currently at 500 species!!) which is likely to increase as some of the insect teams send back their final reports. You will find a unique species list, a list of all observations (includes multiple observations of the same species), and then individual observation lists for each BioBlitz team.
You can check out the iNaturalist observations here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2017-macaulay-honors-college-alley-pond-park-bioblitz As the community IDs more of these, it is possible we will get additional species from this list. Research Grade iNaturalist observations have been added to the Excel file above.
Here is an Excel file of the project observations from iNaturalist (as downloaded on October 13): 2017 MHC APP BioBlitz iNaturalist Observations 10_13_17 and a file that explains the columns: iNaturalist Observation File Help 2017. These observations can be mapped using this kml file: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/project/2017-macaulay-honors-college-alley-pond-park-bioblitz.kml You can always download an updated list from iNaturalist by going to the project link and clicking on “Export observations” to the right of the map.
There has been no previous BioBlitz at Alley Pond Park and the iNaturalist records from before the BioBlitz are not extensive. Here is the observation list for all of Queens County from iNaturalist: Queens Co iNat observed species
Pull down the Data menu above to find the results of our previous BioBlitzes. You may also be interested in the results from last year’s City Nature Challenge (a 5-day self-guided city BioBlitz): https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2017-new-york-city
There also have been some non-Macaulay-affiliated BioBlitzes in the city. Including:
The 2007, 2009, and 2010 Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge BioBlitzes: http://nbii-nin.ciesin.columbia.edu/jamaicabay/bioblitz/2007BioBlitz/2007BioBlitz.jsp
The 2016 Gateway National Park BioBlitz: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-gateway-jamaica-bay-bioblitz
The 2015 Van Cortlandt Park BioBlitz: http://www.nyc.gov/html/bxcb8/downloads/pdf/news/vcp_bioblitz_2015.pdf
The previous (2003) BioBlitzes in Central Park: https://eportfolios.macaulay.cuny.edu/bioblitz/data/2003-central-park-bioblitz-summary-data/
- iNaturalist – www.inaturalist.org
- Encyclopedia of Life – http://eol.org – A curated encyclopedia of every multicellular species on earth.
- Arctos – http://arctosdb.org – This is an access point to a number of online museum collections.
- eBird – http://ebird.org/ebird/eBirdReports?cmd=Start – This database features data reported from citizen bird sightings.
- USDA – http://plants.usda.gov/java/ – This is a database kept by the USDA that reports many useful characteristics about plant species, including their status as native or exotic/invasive.