Arquivos de periódicos de setembro 2021

01 de setembro de 2021

September Update

Into September, and the days already noticeably shorter. It seems like we just passed 100,000 observations for the survey project (it was early June), and we are now within striking distance of 120,000. Thank you citizen science.

Many species and numbers are fading now, but species like the Mosaic Darners will be peaking in September. We're also seeing more perched Common Green Darners and Black Saddlebags - these are newly emerged individuals preparing to migrate south.

Still looking for some observations:

The needed counties -

For Widow Skimmer - Lawrence, Seneca
For Blue Dasher - Lawrence, Putnam, Tuscarawas
For Eastern Pondhawk - Columbiana, Hardin, Henry
For Common Whitetail - Henry, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Putnam, Vinton

Observations are coming quickly now for Eastern Pondhawk - easily the most reported in August, and will soon be the most observed for the year. August 2021 had more observations and more observers than in 2020. Counties on the low end for the year - Lawrence, Allen, Monroe, and Columbiana - all with 20 or fewer observations. Not a surprise that these are also the counties with the fewest species.

Publicado em 01 de setembro de 2021, 01:27 AM por jimlem jimlem | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

10 de setembro de 2021

September 10 Update

Nearly a third of the way through September. We have logged over 1000 research grade observations on the month, over 60 species, from over 100 contributors. These numbers put us on track for our best September. Pleasant weather helps get the humans out, maybe it will hold.

Several people have commented that numbers seem down. My take is it is quite variable by site, perhaps related to the summer flooding.

We are now at 139 species for the year, equaling the total for 2019 and 2020. Recent observations of Green-striped Darner, Red Saddlebags, and Saffron-winged Meadowhawk got us to 139. Based on historical data, the likely species to get us over 139 would be Striped Saddlebags. Going further back in time, maybe Mottled Darner, Canada Darner, or Cherry-faced Meadowhawk.

Still looking for some observations to get select species to 88 counties for 2021:
For Eastern Pondhawk - Columbiana
For Widow Skimmer - Lawrence, Seneca
For Blue Dasher - Lawrence, Tuscarawas
For Common Whitetail - Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Vinton

Counties on the low end for the year:

Co Obs Sp #People
Jefferson 26 14 4
Gallia 25 17 4
Meigs 23 12 3
Carroll 22 14 3
Columbiana 21 11 8
Monroe 15 10 3
Lawrence 11 8 4
Publicado em 10 de setembro de 2021, 03:24 PM por jimlem jimlem | 4 comentários | Deixar um comentário

20 de setembro de 2021

September 20 Update - Equinox Edition

Two/thirds of the way through September - we are over 2100 research grade observations on the month, 66 species, over 150 contributors. These numbers continue to put us on track for our best September ever.

We are still at 139 species for the year, equaling the total for 2019 and 2020.

With monicap273's trip to Columbiana Co, we now have Eastern Pondhawk recorded in all 88 counties for 2021. Yay. monicap273 also came to the rescue in Lawrence Co - Widow Skimmer also now in all 88.

Still looking for some observations to get select species to 88 counties for 2021:
For Blue Dasher - Tuscarawas
For Common Whitetail - Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Vinton

A couple observers have asked for a little longer list of species:
For Fragile Forktail - Jackson, Meigs, Pike
For Eastern Forktail - Lawrence, Mahoning, Monroe, Morgan, Pike, Vinton
For Eastern Amberwing - Guernsey, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Preble

Nothing else is close. Blue-fronted Dancer recorded in 71 counties, Ebony Jewelwing in 68, Violet Dancer in 66, and the flight season on these is winding down. I expected more counties for Autumn Meadowhawk, but so far reported in only 44.

Counties on the low end for the year:

County Observations Species #People
Lawrence 38 15 5
Van Wert 34 21 2
Gallia 25 17 4
Meigs 23 12 3
Carroll 22 14 3
Monroe 16 11 3
Publicado em 20 de setembro de 2021, 12:39 PM por jimlem jimlem | 5 comentários | Deixar um comentário