Crow Island BioBlits
By Hannah Ross and Margo Roeser
Crow Island Woodland Trail
In the woods it's darker than outside of the woods, because the trees block the sun. Also lots of the trees have been knocked down. There are also lots tall flowers and weeds along the path. There were also lots of dewdrops on the leaves on the path. And it was mostly green with little pops of color along the way.
How many different species did we find?
20 different plant speices
And 10 different trees
WERE SPECIES EVENLY DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE SITE OR DID YOU FIND GREATER VARIETY IN PARTICULAR AREAS? IF THERE WERE DISTRIBUTION DIFFERENCES, WHERE DID YOU FIND THE GREATEST DIVERSITY? EXPLAIN.
WHAT FACTORS MIGHT HAVE AFFECTED THE NUMBER OF SPECIES THEY FOUND? WHAT KINDS OF ORGANISMS HAVE YOU PROBABLY MISSED?
DID YOU FIND ANY SPECIES NATIVE TO ILLINOIS? ANY NONNATIVE SPECIES? ANY INVASIVE SPECIES?
WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD BE DONE TO INCREASE THE BIODIVERSITY OF THE CROW ISLAND WOODS?