BioBlitz helps Mercy sisters catalog all forms of life on Vermont farm

(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]