📜 EwA Week Recap: Morning cloaks Awakening, Vernal Pools, Spring Field Phenology & Biodiversity Orientation & more...

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Claire O'Neill

Mar 28, 2021, 5:15:14 PM3/28/21
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Here's the recap of another busy week at EwA and a few highlights of what's coming...

📸  So many sightings again this week. If we have to pick one, that'd be the observation of a morning cloak at yesterday's EwA Fells' nature documentation event (Here's Joe's iNaturalist record). DYK that these magnificent butterflies overwinter as adults? When they awake they need sustenance but the flowers aren't quite ready. Any guess about that fulfills their need then?

We started the 2021 EwA vernal pool documentation (under permit) yesterday, and we have good pool prospects: Fairy shrimp, wood frog egg masses, we're happy. Although, the water level of the pools we scouted is incredibly low compared to last year's. Let's hope that the coming days bring water to those pools!

📊  Thanks to all for great biodiversity records this week!  - 302 observations total over 158 species. Curious about this week's records that have been validated by the iNat community so far? > here.


Running tally: 🏆  To date, we recorded 59,950 observations of 5,981 distinct species! Check our EwA umbrella project and see the details per site/observer & more... > here


📅  EwA Coming Events

Space is limited for all our events for health reasons but also to avoid putting pressure on natural habitats. We are asking our audience to follow a Register-and-commit (or cancel when you know you can't come). 🎟️ > here

  • Our next public Biodiversity walk is our monthly 🎟️  Biodiversity and phenology field orientation in the Fells, Wednesday Apr 14th! They are great opportunities to learn about our local fauna, flora, and seasonal cycles while recording critical data to help science and our communities protect our urban natural habitats.

  • Also on the EwA calendar this week: EwA's Nature Virtual Hour | Tuesdays at noon (🎟️  webinar registration) » A great opportunity to gather as a community and share our nature stories and our favorite week's sightings. Don't miss it, this is the last one in the weekly series. We're shifting to a monthly series, and we will be changing its format soon. Exciting!


EwA Fieldwork (& Resources)

We're getting back to weekly phenology this week! We've added species and pheno-monitoring sites. Exciting! 

Our biodiversity and habitat documentation fieldwork is also as healthy as ever thanks to our group of core citizen scientists who simply rock! 

🗺️  EwA Sites Map | 🌱  Site Protocols and Guides - Field Rosters - Field Notes > All here! | ℹ️  More About EwA Citizen Science Program » here

To all of you: Stay healthy!

Any questions❓ Don't be shy. Just email me or reply to this thread.

Thanks and Have a great week! - Claire

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Photo: Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) | iNaturalist record © Joe MacIndewar

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