New Hope Creek Biodiversity Survey 2021 - 2022

Welcome to the "New Hope Creek Biodiversity Survey 2021- 2022" website!

Aims of this website

This website tracks the course of a biodiversity survey of the bottomlands along New Hope Creek, conducted primarily in Durham County, North Carolina, but with a small portion of adjoining Orange County also included. This project was commissioned by the Durham County Open Space Program and funded through a grant obtained from Burt's Bees. The work is being done by the North Carolina Biodiversity Project and began on August 1, 2021. It will run for an entire calendar year with a final report due in the fall of 2022.

The data presented in this website represent records that have been compiled from various sources that predate the current survey, as well as records obtained during the course of this project. These data can be searched using the options given in the menu on the upper left side of this page. General Search selects records based on a combination of several different attributes and sort orders. Species Search pulls up records for specific species and project sites. Lists of species, sorted by project site, are given by Species by Site and the Taxon Tally lists all of the species recorded in the project area, sorted by taxonomic group.

This project covers taxa belong to the four Kingdoms of the Eukaryotes: Vertebrates; selected orders of Insects, Arachnids, and Myriapods; Vascular and Non-vascular Plants; Fungi; and Slime Molds. As a biodiversity survey, we also include the habitats of these species as survey targets. A list of these habitats, along with the species that are associated with them and have been recorded in the project area, is provided under the Habitats tab on the menu.

As a work in progress, records will be added on a regular basis until the survey is completed in August, 2022. Many of these records are drawn from the taxonomic websites maintained by the NCBP. We welcome any records from the public and recommend that they be submitted directly to one of these websites. Maps showing the study sites as identified in this project can be found under the Maps tab and we ask that these site names be used when submitting records to our websites.

Summary of Current Results

Number of taxa with records: 2,133

Number of records: 7,821

Number of groups: 13


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