By Gary Lloyd
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson hosted a bioblitz Saturday.
The event gives researchers, students and visitors a “great opportunity” to discover the wildlife at the preserve, said Resident Manager Charles Yeager.
There are three endangered species of fish at Turkey Creek, Yeager said. The vermillion darter is one of those species and is “absolutely beautiful,” Yeager said.
“It’s really special that we have it here, because it’s found nowhere else in the world,” Yeager said.
(Check out Jason Bradley’s video from the bioblitz)
Yeager said Turkey Creek offers a “vast wonderland” of nature for people to explore and learn about
A bioblitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. The goal of the bioblitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, was to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi and other organisms that live in the preserve.
Jason Bradley contributed to this story.
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