I applaud your coverage of the BioBlitz in the National Capital Area in this article. You only touched the surface, however. BioBlitzes are just a part of All Taxa Biodiversity Inventories that are being conducted from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to some protected areas in Europe. Specifically related to slime molds, the National Science Foundation has funded a planetary inventory of all species of slime molds, and a team at the University of Arkansas is using national parks and monuments as representative habitats for the study of slime mold diversity in North America.

Paul E. Super
Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob
Lake Junaluska, N.C.