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BioBlitz at the St Joseph County Park District
On Saturday June 9th at Spicer Lake Nature Preserve County Park near South Bend in St. Joseph County Indiana, Dr. Gary Merrill (Adjunct Curator (Bryology) in the Department of Botany), James Louderman (Collection Assistant in the Division of Insects) and Alan Resetar (Collection Manager in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles) participated in the fourth BioBlitz sponsored by the St Joseph County Park District. A population of the declining cricket frog (Acris crepitans) as well as many interesting bryophytes and insects were found. A short sound clip from the bioblitz with a calling cricket frog making its characteristic clicking can be heard here (I attached a sound file). We did not want to disturb the frogs so there is no cute frog footage - only cattails and calls.