📜 EwA Week Recap: Woodcock in Town, Tardigrades, Fairy shrimps & more...

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Claire O'Neill

Mar 14, 2021, 5:50:22 PM3/14/21
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Here's the recap of another busy week at EwA and a few highlights of what's coming...

📸  So many great winter sightings again this week. It definitely feels like Spring is around the corner! My personal favorite is the sighting of a woodcock in Somerville this past Sunday! Then, there are the tardigrades spotted by Matt in the Fells last Sunday. A last one would be the sighting of fairy shrimps right at the edge of a vernal pool along one of the formal trails that we explored yesterday in EwA's monthly Fells' Forest Exploration. For the sake of clarity, we did not enter that pool (also note that no one can enter a pool in the Fells without a permit). Those beauties were right there–visible–from that legit trail that runs along the edge of the pool. A treat!

📊  Thanks to all for great biodiversity records this week!  - 176 observations total over 105 species. Curious about this week's records that have been validated by the iNat community so far? > here.


Running tally: 🏆  To date, we recorded 59,294 observations of 5,969 distinct species! Check our EwA umbrella project and see the details per site/observer & more... > here


📅  EwA Coming Events

  • Our next public Biodiversity walk is our monthly Fells' Nature Documentation with Bill and Joe in a couple of weeks. Don't miss it! 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. Space is limited for all our events and we are asking our audience to follow a Register-and-commit (or cancel when you know you can't come). 🎟️ > here

  • 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! 


EwA Fieldwork (& Resources)

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

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: The unusual sighting of a woodcock in Somerville | iNaturalist record

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