Personal Bioblitz Spring 2022 Results
(report by Lena Struwe, 6/8/2022)
Thanks for Natalie Lemanski for summarizing the data for this year's Personal Bioblitz, the ninth ever. Here are the results! (Note that the species count on the iNaturalist PROJECT HOME PAGE will change, because more species will be identified as we go along. These numbers are the official numbers for this year).
A few things of note— people managed to see over 1000 species in 2.5 months! Women are overrepresented, and we have some mega-iNaturalist-users in this project. Over 3100 worldwide members on iNaturalist helped to identify species in this project - with user @sadawolk being by far the most prolific with her knowledge – thanks Sandy Wolkenberg!
Cumulative Results for the 2022 Project
Total observations: 70,461 (A new record, beating last year’s record of 68,914!)
Total species: 9,197 (Another new record!)
Some Fun Facts
Most Species Observed
Most Species That Were Not Observed by Anyone Else
Most Frequently Observed Species
And, the number of observations on iNaturalist for New Jersey, just passed 1 million! When the Personal Bioblitz started on iNaturalist, there were 1000 observations in New Jersey. See a list of the most observed New Jersey species ever.
Thank for your participation in the 2022 Personal Bioblitz!