Journal archives for December 2017

December 31, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest December 2017 – Wrap Up

LOOK FOR LICHENS

December 1–31
Twenty-six hardy souls braved subzero temperatures to observe Lichens across the City. Your observations will help researchers monitor Lichen diversity in New York City. More Lichen means cleaner air which ensures healthier communities for all. Review the air quality in your neighborhood as assessed by the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene here.

Observations: 202
Observers: @laura622, 47; @elizajsyh, 37; @danielatha, 28; @dskacc, 16; @mpitaro, 11.
Places: Manhattan, 95; Bronx, 92; Queens, 11; Brooklyn, 3; Staten Island, 1.

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December 01, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest November 2017 - Wrap Up

INVESTIGATE INVASIVES!

November 1–30
Twenty-eight naturalists made one hundred and sixty-four observations of Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata), Italian Arum (Arum italicum) and Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis glandulosa) and associated organisms. Two new infestations of Italian Arum were discovered. The most commonly observed species was Porcelain Berry (70).

Observations: 164, Species: 5
Observers: @susanhewitt, 33; @laura622, 27; @mpitaro, 23; @cbarron, 22; @bioethics, 15.
Places: Manhattan, 54; Bronx, 52; Queens, 35; Staten Island, 22; Brooklyn, 1.

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December 07, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest December 2017 – Week One

LOOK FOR LICHENS

December 1–7
Several hardy naturalists have been observing Lichens across the City. Inserting the Metrocard will help scale the lichen for density studies. These data will inform long-term Lichen monitoring in New York City, helping to assess biodiversity and pollution.

Observations: pending
Places: pending.
Observers: pending.

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December 14, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest December 2017 – Week Two

LOOK FOR LICHENS

December 1–14
December is Lichen month! Inserting the Metrocard will help scale the lichen for density studies. These data will inform long-term Lichen monitoring in New York City, helping to assess biodiversity and air quality. Join Nova Patch and Daniel Atha this Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 to 1:00 pm for a Lichen Foray in Central Park. Meet at the entrance to Wollman Rink at 11:00.

Observations: 63
Places: Bronx, 37; Manhattan, 25; Brooklyn 1.
Observers: @elizajsyh, 16; @laura622, 11; @margela, 9; @inoculo, 7; @sadawolk, 5.

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December 22, 2017

NYBG EcoQuest December 2017 – Week Three

LOOK FOR LICHENS

December 1–21
Nine hardy souls turned out for the Lichen Foray in Central Park on one of the coldest days of the year. Nova gave a great overview of Lichens and even brought some commercial deodorant made with Lichen (not that anyone needed it). The highlight of the day was finding six species of Lichen on one old American Elm. Review the air quality in your neighborhood as assessed by the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene here. Your Lichen observations will help inform future assessments.

Observations: 155
Observers: @laura622, 44; @elizajsyh, 36; @danielatha, 26; @margela, 9; @inoculo, 9.
Places: Bronx, 84; Manhattan, 63; Queens, 5; Brooklyn, 3; Staten Island, 0.

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