By Marcus Simon
The results of the Hitchcock Center’s 16th Annual Biothon are in!
More than 116 people went out to explore the wildlife in our Valley on our Biothon weekends of May 1-3 and 8-10.
16 teams went out from 2 to 24 hours, finding a record 651 different species of birds, plants, trees, insects, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and more. View the list of species here.
More than $19,100 in Biothon support poured in from 243 people. Thank you! Your generous donations spread the Biothon buzz and provide vital funding for all of Hitchcock’s year-round environmental and science education programs.
Congratulations to our prize winners!
found 213 species of plants, invertebrates, birds, mammals, amphibians, and more! Aaron receives a framed John Green original photo of an anhinga taken in the Everglades. Thank you to Penny Beebe for donating this piece to the Biothon. Each team member also receives an illustrated trail or wildlife guide.
This year’s highlights:
we more than doubled last year’s fundraising, nearly doubled the number of people participating in Biothon, and found 100 more species than last year.
Thank you to everyone who joined in the Biothon – and of course to our Biothon committee chair, Elizabeth Farnsworth, and committee members Danielle Barshak and Dan Ziomek.Click here to return to full list of blog entries. Or chose a specific Blog category below.