As the year comes to a close, we take a look at all that our refuge partners accomplished. In 2018, 50 observers recorded data at refuges, up from 38 last year. These observers collected data on 106 species, up from 79 last year. Top contributing refuges included Valle de Oro NWR, Minnesota Valley NWR, and Bayou Sauvage NWR - well done!
The 15 active refuges recorded data on an average of 9.6 species. The top observed plant species were red maple, eastern cottonwood, and bur oak. The top observed animal species were American Robin, Sandhill Crane, and monarch butterfly.