Archive for April, 2007

the dilemma

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I’ve just finished uploading the last of the bioblitz photos from the farm into my online galleries on Pbase. Later today, I’ll go through all of the images and ID and caption as many as I can, and then fill in a report sheet to send to the team that will be compiling the [...]

profile of a litterbug

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

This isn’t quite the post I’d intended to write this morning. I was planning to begin wrapping up our week of bioblitzing. However, the “litterbug” topic seemed to want to be addressed, so that’s how it goes.
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Don and I volunteered to do some trail maintenance and clean-up at [...]

birds, nests, and a bioblitz update

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

We’re now into the homestretch of the Blogger BioBlitz week. I and others will be wrapping up our surveys of chosen areas over the weekend, and then working to compile the data to send to the team that will be putting together the final tallies. If you haven’t already done so, be sure [...]

bioblitzing here at the farm

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Diurnal Firefly (Ellychnia corrusca) resting atop a bright yellow Xanthoria species of lichen
which is growing over a Physcia aipolia lichen.
This is just an update to let everyone know that I haven’t fallen off the face of the Blogger BioBlitz map — at least, not yet! I skipped posting yesterday to concentrate on taking photos, [...]

Day Two – full of little surprises

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Our second day of bioblitzing took place at a couple of our favourite conservation areas in the Lanark Highlands region of eastern Ontario. We didn’t encounter anything near as exciting as the encounter with the snapping turtle seen the previous day, but we did discover many wonderful little surprises that might have been overlooked [...]

Turtle Tally & Spider WebWatch

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Yesterday, we spent much of the afternoon at two of our favourite places – Baird Woods, and Purdon Bog, both of which are located in the Lanark Highlands. We did some bioblitzing while hiking around. I’ll post some photos and a report on that in the next day or so. Today, I’m getting [...]

Day One – a turtle steals the show

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

We decided to kick off our week of bioblitzing by recording interesting sightings while hiking a couple of sections of the trail system at Murphys Point Provincial Park here in eastern Ontario. We set out around noon and finished up a little over three hours later. We didn’t try to count absolutely everything, [...]