BioBlitz! 2011, October 14-15 – Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Record setting attendance and wonderful weather contributed to the success of this year’s BioBlitz! Oklahoma. 333 citizen scientists and expert biologists scoured the drought stricken park to find over 880 species, from microscopic diatoms to the tracks of a black bear! The extra dry summer contributed to very low numbers of plants and aquatic invertebrates. Yet, we were able to find the virile crayfish – the species depicted in our 2011 logo! The bird, mammal, and fish counts were near average and, of course, the terrestrial invertebrates nearly doubled the count.


 Chickasaw NRA Website

Taxa Group # of Species
Mammals 18
Plants 190
Reptiles & Amphibians 18
Fungi 23
Fishes 18
Diatoms & Algae 97
Birds 93
Lichens 21
Aquatic invertebrates 26
Terrestrial invertebrates 373 +/-
— Odonata 29
— Lepidoptera 72
Total 877 +/-