Journal archives for October 2017

October 01, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest September 2017 – Wrap Up

POKEWEED PURSUIT

Stats for September 1–30, 2017

One hundred and ten naturalists made 1,123 Pokeweed observations in New York City!
To see the power of citizen science and the passion of New York City naturalists, take a look at the map of Pokeweed distribution before* and after the EcoQuest.
*from preserved specimens.

Observations: 1123
Species: 5
Places: Bronx, 595; Manhattan, 428; Queens, 44; Staten Island, 33; Brooklyn, 13.
Observers: @elizajsyh, 258; @plnthunter22, 199; @danielatha, 133; @bioethics, 100; @laura622, 55; @margela, 51; @jholmes, 45; @cbarron, 25; @dottiew, 20; @dskacc, 19.

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October 09, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest October 2017 - Week One

FRAXINUS AND FUNGI

October 1–7
Twelve observers have made sixty-six Ash tree, three lichen, two insect and one mushroom observation so far. After the recent rains we hope to see more fungal observations. Lichens are welcome also. Be especially alert for the Ash Bolete mushroom (Boletinellus merulioides), which is part of a fascinating triad of symbionts. The Ash-tree Aphid (Meliarhizophagus fraxinifolii) feeds on roots of the Ash tree and shelters inside the mycelium (sclerotia) of the fungus that receives nutrients not from the tree, but from the Aphid.

Observations: 74
Places: Bronx, 45; Manhattan, 13; Staten Island, 11; Brooklyn, 4; Queens, 2.
Observers: @elizajsyh, 15; @donrecklies, 14; @plnthunter22, 12; @brookebe, 9; @danielatha, 9.

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October 14, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest October 2017 - Week Two

FRAXINUS AND FUNGI

October 1–14
Twenty-one observers have made one hundred fifty-five Fraxinus and Fungi observations so far this month. Is observing fungi and Fraxinus fun or frustrating? It's a bit more challenging than previous EcoQuests, but remember that lichens are fungi too, and lichens like the deeply furrowed bark of Ash.

Observations: 155
Places: Bronx, 107; Manhattan, 23; Staten Island, 17; Brooklyn, 4; Queens, 3.
Observers: @donrecklies, 25; @plnthunter22, 24; @elizajsyh, 19; @micelych, 15; @mombo711, 15.

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October 22, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest October 2017 - Week Three

FRAXINUS AND FUNGI

October 1–21
Twenty-seven observers have made two hundred and thirty-six Fraxinus and Fungi observations so far this month.

The dry weather may not be great for Fungi, but watchful naturalists have observed 16 species associated with Ash including a Redwing Blackbird feeding on Ash samaras and Carpenter Ants nesting in a dead Ash tree.

Observations: 236
Places: Bronx, 145; Manhattan, 54; Staten Island, 30; Brooklyn, 4; Queens, 3.
Observers: @plnthunter22, 46, @donrecklies, 34; @elizajsyh, 29; @mombo711, 17; @micelych, 16.

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October 31, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest October 2017 - Wrap Up

FRAXINUS AND FUNGI

October 1–31
The Fungi may have been scarce this month, but keen-eyed naturalists made very important natural history contributions, observing Redwing Blackbirds, Cardinals and Squirrels feeding on Ash samaras. This is verifiable, scientific evidence documenting some of the many important ecological roles of Ash and what we are all trying to protect.

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Observations: 265, Species: 18
Observers: @plnthunter22, 53; @elizajsyh, 36; @donrecklies, 31; @mombo711, 17; @micelych, 16.
Places: Bronx, 158; Manhattan, 65; Staten Island, 30; Queens, 7; Brooklyn, 5.

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