Congratulations to Jim Waggener and his group of citizen scientists for another important milestone to preserve and share the tens of thousands of data that has been collected in the Occoquan region count circle.
In November, Jim and ASNV, entered into a formal data exchange agreement with Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON), an online mapping project managed by the United States Geological Survey. This project seeks to provide open access to primary biodiversity and species occurrence information in the United States.
Since 1989, Waggener and a group of dedicated citizen scientists have documented birds, butterflies, dragonflies and first bloom dates of plants in year round surveys. To volunteer or learn more about the natural resource surveys or butterfly and dragonfly surveys click on the links to our web site earlier in this sentence.