📜 EwA Weekly Highlights: Striking Pennant, Biodiversity Walks this WE, Intro to Monitoring this Wed & More

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Claire O'Neill

Aug 8, 2021, 6:52:21 PM8/8/21
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Here's the recap of another busy week at EwA and a few highlights of what's coming...

📸  Many wonderful new records made it into the EwA Biodiversity projects this week again. One favorite: a male calico pennant (Celithemis elisa) spotted by Bill at the Fells this week. The contrast of red and the grey sky is lovely. Looking at the visible inflorescence of the wildflower that it is resting one, that plant seems to be the invasive purple loosestrife. Such a pretty pink to add to the overall composition, but a detrimental plant here in our corner of the world. It takes over, displaces and reduces the overall local biodiversity of the areas that it invades.

📊  Thanks to all for incredible biodiversity records this week! 524 observations total over 316 species! Curious about the records that have been validated by the iNat community so far? > here.

Running tally: To date, we recorded 77,834 observations of 6,609 distinct species! Check our EwA umbrella project and see the details per site/observer & more... > here

📅  EwA Coming Events

Field Events » Don't miss this Saturday's Forest Exploration at the Fells (9:30 am), and EwA's Introduction to Plant & Wildlife Monitoring for Conservation at the Growing Center (2pm)Space is limited for all our field events. Wildlife ethics is important to us and we seek to avoid putting pressure on natural habitats that large gatherings unavoidably do. We are asking our audience to register-and-commit to avoid no-shows (or cancel when you know you can't come) [ Events details & registration ].

And if you're interested in monitoring with us this Wednesday, you can join EwA's Introduction to Plant & Wildlife Monitoring for Conservation at the Fells (9:30am)

■ EwA Fieldwork (& Resources)

We are monitoring phenology and entomofauna weekly at all sites. 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

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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