(CNS) Mercy Farm in Benson is home to at least 36 moth species, more than two dozen types of trees, a half dozen spore bearer varieties, two score of plants, 42 types of birds, a dozen insects and a dozen animals, eight types of aquatic life and three Sisters of Mercy – all on 39 acres.
It’s easy to count the sisters who live at the eco-spiritual center but difficult to count the other forms of life there.
But thanks to a recent “BioBlitz,” the sisters have a better handle on just what is living with them on the religious congregation’s property.
The BioBlitz was a 24-hour period of intense biological surveying in May to attempt to record all the living species on the farm. [More]