Run on lithium-ion batteries, the all electric Sun Flyer aircraft—a two-seater prototype developed by Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. and CEO George Bye —is super clean with zero emissions. It's also super quiet compared to its noisy, combustible cousins. This bodes well for national parks, where hundreds of thousands of air tours take place each year. Quiet flights over parks are better for humans as well as wildlife.
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On May 20-21, 2016 in Washington D.C., the National Park Service and National Geographic celebrated the NPS Centennial with BioBlitz 2016 — a national, multi-park, citizen science inventory of species involving an estimated 80,000 public participants. For two days the National Mall and D.C. area parks were buzzing with people of all backgrounds and ages keen to discover and document everything from insects and birds to plants and trees. Unlike other inventories in D.C., Rock Creek Park conducted a bat inventory led by a team of scientists and trained bat surveyors. Mist nets made of nylon mesh stretched across the creek in four locations. Curious BioBlitz-ers had come to the park, eager for a close view of the small and furry animals.