Bioblitzing the Anacostia River
By: Jenny Glenn, Maryland Master Naturalist
There are many surprising species that make Heritage Island and Kingman Island near RFK Stadium their home. A casual walk along the paths might reveal a false map turtle (a species originally native to the Mississippi River basin) keeping an eye on a Needham's Skimmer dragonfly.
A false map turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica)
Needham's Skimmer (Libellula needhami)
Great Egret (Ardea alba) eating a fish
Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) in yoga poses