Our favorite sighting of the week > This sweat bee on the right and recorded at the Growing center (iNat record >)
What a busy week it was (again)! Because I was out next week, I needed to make sure that we had all the data for all our sites, so that we don't have too much of a gap between 2 consecutive surveys. So we surveyed all our sites (again)!
Many of you helped and we thank you for that! Below are our session logs, and survey info. We'll be back in the field next week! (Check the EwA calendar).
This week, we surveyed the following locations:
Habitat (Belmont) > 09/02/19 session log
Fresh Pond (Cambridge) > 09/03/19 session log
Middlesex Fells Reservation (Winchester) > 09/04/19 session log
Somerville Growing Center (Somerville) > 09/05/19 session log
About the recording tools/apps that we use:
The easiest is to sign up (create an account) for each of these tools, and then record directly your observations when surveying in the field. Signing up is free and easy, and then once you have those profiles up and ready, we'll explain in the field how to record your observations. Very quickly you’ll be able to spot and identify with high accuracy. It’s true! (and it’s fun).
Some of you asked for our survey documentation, as well as wanted to know about the details of our protocol.
All our documentation is publicly accessible and listed in the EwA Plant Survey Protocol > here.
And specifically here are the info sheets that we used in the field with you:
Finally, a very cool virtual game (from the Caterpillars Count team) > Test your ability to find, identify and measure arthropods on virtual test branches. Race the clock as you play three increasingly difficult rounds, trying to locate and identify every arthropod on the page, and measure it correctly. Points are awarded for accuracy - try to get as many points as you can! Game > https://caterpillarscount.unc.edu/virtualSurvey/
ⓘ More About EwA Citizen Science Program » https://tinyurl.com/ewa-citizen-science
Thanks, - Claire