Nice Job Team!
The first thing we need to look at is our coverage across the state. Were we able to find 50 or more species in the blocks in the counties other than the Cape and Islands? Were we able to get good coverage on the Cape and Islands? Were we able to close the gaps we had in Berkshire, Bristol and Plymouth Counties?
You'll see from the map below, which still has a few bits of data to add, that we were able to meet all of those goals, and go well beyond our expectations. As always, click on the map to get a larger version.These numbers are driven by many factors: ecoregion, elevation, urbanization, access, amount of land, variety of habitats, and time spent in the block. In many cases there are not a lot of "un-found" species in a block – it is likely to be in the 5-10% range – but of course, they weren't found, so it will take a bit of magic to even estimate who might have been missed.
An interpretive key:
Red = weak species counts, most reds are on the "border" blocks and make sense,
Pink = Wide category, weak if inland (except on Cape and Islands) but there are very few of those,
Light Blue = Good coverage in Bristol, Plymouth or Cape and Islands. Ok elsewhere. Again, there are few of these blocks outside of the "Pine Barrens Curtain".
Medium Blue = Good to excellent coverage in any county.
Dark Blue = Excellent coverage in any state in the union!