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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Falling Behind--1000 Species Challenge (Day 18)

Aquarium at ESU
So, I'm falling a bit behind the pace needed to get to 1000 species by the end of the month.  No worries, I plan to catch up, but it is sobering to see how many more species I still need to find!  Over the past two days, my sources of new species include a saltwater aquarium at the East Stroudsburg University campus, trees in my yard, and a few birds from here and there...including a Merlin at Spruce Run and a Green Heron at Coldbrook Preserve.  By the end of the 18th, I should have had 617 species.  I'm a bit behind!

Total Species: 535

New Species:
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Paper Wasp Polistinae sp.
Broadleaf Plantain Plantago major
Buckhorn Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Cattail Typha sp.
Cocklebur Xanthium strumarium
Curled Dock Rumex crispus
Duckweed Lemnoideae sp.
Eastern Black Walnut Juglans nigra
Gray Birch Betula populifolia
Nimblewill Muhlenbergia schreberi
Silver Maple Acer saccharinum
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
Merlin Falco columbarius
Sand-shifting Starfish Astropecten polyacanthus
Cinnamon Clownfish Amphiprion melanopu
Firefin Goby Nemateleotris magnifica
Royal Gramma Gramma loreto
Sailfin Tang Zebrasoma veliferum

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