Crow island woods BioBlitz

encoregional survey by Paige Ross and Catherine Steel

Crow island woodland trail

9/22/15

Sunny

Temperature: 77°

Description: the trail had wood chips and was wet.

Common plants

Animal evidence

Slug!!

It was grey/orange. It was on a leaf and ground.

Fungi

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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.

We found that the species were evenly distributed. We did notice the most species near trees.

WHAT FACTORS MIGHT HAVE AFFECTED THE NUMBER OF SPECIES THEY FOUND? WHAT KINDS OF ORGANISMS HAVE YOU PROBABLY MISSED?

The factors that might have affected the species would be the number of animals and humans in the area. We probably missed most of the birds and animals. -----

DID YOU FIND ANY SPECIES NATIVE TO ILLINOIS? ANY NONNATIVE SPECIES? ANY INVASIVE SPECIES?

We found many Goldenrod, White snakeroot, Prairie dock. We most likely found some non native species, but I don't think we found any invasive species.

WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD BE DONE TO INCREASE THE BIODIVERSITY OF THE CROW ISLAND WOODS?

Maybe keep out any garbage and plant different types of plants. But keeping it clean will help to make sure it is safe for all animals to grow there.