Archivos de Diario para marzo 2018

05 de marzo de 2018

February 2018 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-Observation of the Month

Congratulations to Kyle Tansley for winning the February 2018 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. His image of a running Bobcat was the most popular photo-observation.

Zadock Thompson, a Vermont naturalist, wrote in his 1853 edition of Natural History of Vermont that by then the Bobcat was “...very rare, being only occasionally seen, in the most unsettled parts of the state.” This would coincide with the decline of forest land in Vermont. By the 1870s, Vermont was only about 30 percent covered by forest. That didn’t leave much habitat for Bobcats, which are now more plentiful as forests have grown back. View a map of Bobcat observations in Vermont, and report your own to iNaturalist Vermont.

Visit iNaturalist Vermont and you can vote for the winner this month by clicking ‘fav’ on your favorite photo-observation. Make sure you get outdoors and record the biodiversity around you, then submit your discoveries and you could be a winner!

Anotado en marzo 05, lunes 21:19 por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

30 de marzo de 2018

March 2018 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-Observation of the Month

Congratulations to Peggy and Marc Faucher for winning the March 2018 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. The images of a wet Mink hunting along the shoreline was the most popular photo-observation. Mink are aggressive carnivores seeking out prey on land and in the water. They'll prey on muskrats, rabbits, small rodents, waterfowl, birds, crayfish, insects, and fish. They're excellent swimmers which allows them to feed in and along rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. Learn more about Mink and add your observations on iNaturalist Vermont.

Visit iNaturalist Vermont and you can vote for the winner this month by clicking ‘fav’ on your favorite photo-observation. Make sure you get outdoors and record the biodiversity around you, then submit your discoveries and you could be a winner!

Anotado en marzo 30, viernes 14:23 por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario