And the results

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014 is finished for another year. The event saw more than 220 recorders participate at four sites, recording in total 2,104 different species. The Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014 title is awarded to Glenarm Estate, Co. Antrim where a massive 1,116 species were recorded over the 24 hour period. This is over 100 species more than recorded by Derrynane National Historic Property, the second placed site. Howth were third on 706 species, another impressive tally given the urban setting, followed by Clonbur/Cong woodland with 689 species.

Analysis of the results show that the richest site by area was Derrynane National Historic Park, and that the most productive recorders where at Clonbur/Cong Woodland where each recorder on average generated just over 38 records. The number species generated by recorders was highest at Derrynane National Historic Park and at Howth Head. Full analysis of the results are presented below.

Number of recorded species

Glenarm Estate 1,116 species
Derrynane National Historic Park 1,012 species
Howth Head 706 species
Clonbur/Cong Woodland 689 species

Number of species by area

Derrynane National Historic Park 7.5 per ha
Glenarm Estate 1.8 per ha
Clonbur/Cong Woodland 0.8 per ha
Howth Head 0.6 per ha

Number of records by recorder

Clonbur/Cong Woodland 38.3 records
Howth Head 32.0 records
Derrynane National Historic Park 31.1 records
Glenarm Estate 23.1 records

Number of species by recorder

Derrynane National Historic Park 19.1 species
Howth Head 17.2 species
Clonbur/Cong Woodlands 14.4 species
Glenarm Estate 12.4 species

 

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BioBlitz 2014 Species Group Statistics

Number of vascular plants recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014.

Number of vascular plants recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014.

Number of bryophytes recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014.

Number of bryophytes recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014.

Number of fungus and lichen recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of fungus and lichen recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

Number of insect recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of insect recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

Number of birds recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of birds recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

Number of mammals recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of mammals recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

Number of mollusc recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of mollusc recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

Number of fish recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of fish recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

Number of crustacean recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of crustacean recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

Number of alga recorded at each site during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014

Number of alga recorded at each site during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

 

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BioBlitz 2014 – No. of species recorded by group

Detailed breakdown of species groups recorded during Ireland's BioBlitz 2014 on 23rd & 24th May 2014

Detailed breakdown of species groups recorded during Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014 on 23rd & 24th May 2014

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BioBlitz 2014 5PM Tallies

The results are in and Glenarm Estate have been crowned BioBlitz 2014 champions with Derrynane a close second, Howth head third and Clonbur fourth. The event was a huge success and a great time was had by all. Congratulations to Glenarm and a big thanks to all those who took part and helped make the day so enjoyable.

Glenarm Estate – BioBlitz 2014 Champions

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 5PM

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 5PM

Howth Head 5pm Tally

Howth Head 5pm Tally

Glenarm 5pm Tally

Glenarm 5pm Tally

Derrynane 5pm Tally

Derrynane 5pm Tally

Clonbur 5pm Tally

Clonbur 5pm Tally

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BioBlitz 2014 3PM Tallies

The penultimate BioBlitz 2014 tally is in. Derrynane has made a tremendous effort and has made some serious ground on Glenarm. Glenarm are still holding on but can Derrynane make a late comeback and steal the show? The hotly contested third place stand-off between Clonbur and Howth continues. Who will win the day? Find out at 5pm.

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 3PM

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 3PM

Howth Head 3pm Tally

Howth Head 3pm Tally

Glenarm 3pm Tally

Glenarm 3pm Tally

Derrynane 3pm Tally

Derrynane 3pm Tally

Clonbur 3pm Tally

Clonbur 3pm Tally

 

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BioBlitz 2014 1PM Tallies

The 1PM tallies are in! Glenarm have extended their lead with Derrynane building some serious momentum also. There is also a hotly contested neck and neck race for third between Clonbur and Howth at present with each nipping at one anothers heels!!

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 1PM

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 1PM

Howth Head 1PM Tally

Howth Head 1PM Tally

Glenarm 1PM Tally

Glenarm 1PM Tally

Derrynane 1PM Tally

Derrynane 1PM Tally

Clonbur 1PM Tally

Clonbur 1PM Tally

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BioBlitz 2014 11AM Tallies

The first tallies for BioBlitz 2014 are in. The counts show Glenarm with a strong initial lead. Can they keep the momentum going and can the other sites catch them?? Check back at 1300hrs for the next official tallies or follow live.

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 11AM

BioBlitz 2014 Master Tally 11AM

Howth Head 11AM Tally

Howth Head 11AM Tally

Glenarm 11AM Tally

Glenarm 11AM Tally

Derrynane 11AM Tally

Derrynane 11AM Tally

Clonbur 11AM Tally

Clonbur 11AM Tally

 

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High Jinks at Howth

Some photo updates from Howth. Everyone looks to be in fine form.

Marine touchpool at Howth HQ

Marine touchpool at Howth HQ

Where's Derrynane's tally????

Where’s Derrynane’s tally????

Jan Baar's and his son Micheal ready for action!

Jan Baar’s and his son Micheal ready for action!

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Freshwater Sampling at Howth

Freshwater sampling has begun at Howth. Hopefully the records will begin to “pour” in!

Freshwater sampling has started in Howth

Freshwater sampling has started in Howth

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Lots Going on at Derrynane

Derrynane is in full swing for BioBlitz 2014, see the images below for a snapshot of the fun!

Vinny Hyland showing everyone the wonderful diversity of the shoreline

Vinny Hyland showing everyone the wonderful diversity of the shoreline

Vinny Hyland showing everyone the wonderful diversity of the shoreline

Vinny Hyland showing everyone the wonderful diversity of the shoreline

Mick O'Sullivan happy with his catch

Mick O’Sullivan happy with his catch

Caroline Mhic Dhaeid leading the botanists at Derrynane

Caroline Mhic Dhaeid leading the botanists at Derrynane

Patrick Fitzgerald of atlanticirishseaweeds.com totting up an impressive list of species

Patrick Fitzgerald of atlanticirishseaweeds.com totting up an impressive list of species

Hard early birders for the dawn chorus

Hard early birders for the dawn chorus

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