Archivos de Diario para julio 2018

01 de julio de 2018

June 2018 Photo-observation of the Month

Congratulations to shawneevt for winning the June 2018 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month. The image of a Northern Saw-whet Owl in a nest cavity was the most popular photo-observation.

According to the Vermont Breeding BIrd Atlas, most nesting Northern Saw-whet Owls are found in the mountains and northeast Vermont.These tiny owls typically nest in old woodpecker holes (especially those of Northern Flickers and Hairy Woodpeckers) 20-60 feet high. They will use properly sized bird boxes too. The usual clutch of 5 to 7 white eggs is laid in the unimproved nesting cavity, most often in April in New England. In late fall this owl migrates southward. You can see the annual phenology and a map of reported locations on Vermont eBird, a project of VCE's Vermont Atlas of Life.

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!

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13 de julio de 2018

Quick Introduction to Uploading Images and Sound

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We'll See You at the Montpelier BioBlitz 2018 on July 21 - 22

Join us at this citywide nature festival, outdoor community celebration, and 24-hour quest to discover every species living in Montpelier. Round-the-clock fun for all ages!

Vermont’s premier eco-event of the summer truly features something for everyone. Choose from over 50 nature walks, workshops, exhibits, and presentations. Visit The Caterpillar Lab's hands-on exploration zone, then go next door to see eye-to-eye with live birds of prey. Go for a mountain bike ride, harness up for high-altitude tree climbing, and dance to Funk Shui's horn-fronted soul and Sabouyouma's driving West African marimba.

Meanwhile, a phalanx of field biologists will scour Montpelier for every life form within its borders. More than 100 experts of mussels, slime molds, beetles, and bats will visit eight natural areas throughout Montpelier to record biodiversity in all its forms. Be sure to visit the BioBlitz Lab — a crossroads of the public festival and the scientific inventory. Here, you can peer through microscopes at bewildering bugs, examine rare specimens alongside biologists, or even add your own observations to the list.

The Montpelier BioBlitz is the capital city’s barometer of biodiversity—a once-in-a-decade jamboree for nature. Presented by North Branch Nature Center, the City of Montpelier, and the Montpelier Conservation Commission. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies' Vermont Atlas of Life is proud to be a sponsor with some other awesome organizations too!

Montpelier BioBlitz 2018
July 21 - 22, 2 pm - 2 pm
Hubbard Park and North Branch Nature Center
Website: https://bioblitzmontpelier.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/178315379650566/

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23 de julio de 2018

Join Us During National Moth Week – July 21-29

National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. Held worldwide during the last full week of July, National Moth Week offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a citizen scientist and contribute information about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe. Here at VCE, we map moth distribution throughout the year on iNaturalist Vermont, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life.
How many moth species can we find during moth week? We encourage you to add your photographs of moths too. Finding moths can be as simple as leaving a porch light on and checking it after dark. Serious moth aficionados use special lights and baits to attract them. Check out this short introduction on how to start mothing. Its easy and fun!

Vermont iNaturalists have already added nearly 600 images representing nearly 250 species across the state already!

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