Journal archives for November 2017

November 14, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest November 2017 - Week Two

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November 1–14
Twenty-four naturalists have made one hundred and thirteen observations of Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata), Italian Arum (Arum italicum) and Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis glandulosa) and associated organisms. A new infestation of Italian arum was just discovered on the Bronx River in Westchester county. This is a new county record. Until they are eradicated, these plants pose a threat downstream in the Bronx.

Observations: 113
Places: Manhattan, 45; Bronx, 32; Queens, 24; Staten Island, 11; Brooklyn, 1.
Observers: @susanhewitt, 31; @bioethics, 15; @mpitaro, 13; @cbarron, 11; @laura622, 7.

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November 07, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest November 2017 – Week One

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November 1–7
Nineteen naturalists have made eighty observations of Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata), Italian Arum (Arum italicum) and Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis glandulosa) and associated organisms. A new infestation of Italian arum was just discoverd in the Bronx River Forest by NYC Parks staff. Your observations will help them manage these problems.

Observations: 80
Places: Bronx, 30; Manhattan, 26; Queens, 17; Staten Island, 7; Brooklyn, 0.

Observers: @susanhewitt, 18; @bioethics, 15; @mpitaro, 13; @cbarron, 7; @laura622, 7.

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November 21, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest November 2017 - Week Three

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November 1–21
Twenty-seven naturalists have made one hundred and fifty-two observations of Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata), Italian Arum (Arum italicum) and Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis glandulosa) and associated organisms. Good news! The infestation of Italian Arum discovered on the Bronx River in Westchester county was recently dug up and discarded-- an example of Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) in action!

Observations: 152
Places: Manhattan, 52; Bronx, 52; Queens, 30; Staten Island, 17; Brooklyn, 1.
Observers: @susanhewitt, 34; @laura622, 27; @mpitaro, 19; @cbarron, 17; @bioethics, 15.

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