Journal archives for May 2018

May 15, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest May 2018 - Week Two

MAY IS FOR MAYAPPLE

May 1–14
Still no Mayapple plants observed in Queens! Observations will help those in Queens who might be interested to see this beautiful and interesting plant. Join us Friday, May 25th, 10:00am to 12:00 at NYBG for an insect visitor watch party. RSVP coming soon.

Mayapple Observations: 324
Observers (23): @elizajsyh, 169; @heathdog, 56; @spritelink, 28; @kenchaya, 23; @plnthunter22, 20.
Boroughs: Manhattan, 284; Bronx, 71; Staten Island, 7; Brooklyn, 2.

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Posted on May 15, 2018 13:27 by danielatha danielatha | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 30, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest May 2018 - Week Four

MAY IS FOR MAYAPPLE

May 1–30
Mayapple Observations: 538
Observers (31): @elizajsyh, 201; @nycnatureobserver, 58; @heathdog, 56; @plnthunter22, 53; @spritelink, 43.
Boroughs: Manhattan, 385; Bronx, 142; Staten Island, 7; Brooklyn, 4.

There is one more day of the EcoQuest to find Mayapple in Queens!

Join us Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am–-12:00 noon at Inwood Hill park to LOOK FOR LAUREL (Spicebush and Sassafras) and the Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly. RSVP HERE.

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May 07, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest May 2018 - Week One

MAY IS FOR MAYAPPLE

May 1–7
Mayapples are making a comeback in New York City. Greenwich Village probably hasn't seen this many Mayapples since Peter Stuyvesant was in charge. Join us May 25th at NYBG for an insect visitor watch party. Details coming soon.

Observations: 224
Observers (16): @elizajsyh, 111; @heathdog, 31; @plnthunter22, 20; @spritelink, 13; @kenchaya, 12.
Boroughs: Manhattan, 186; Bronx, 36.

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May 13, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest May 2018 - Week Two

MAY IS FOR MAYAPPLE

May 1–14
May is for Moms too! Happy Mother’s Day!
Are there really no Mayapple plants growing in Queens? Observations will help those in Queens who might be interested to see this beautiful and interesting plant. Join us Friday, May 25th, 10:00am to 12:00 at NYBG for an insect visitor watch party. RSVP coming soon.

Mayapple Observations: 324
Observers (23): @elizajsyh, 169; @heathdog, 56; @spritelink, 28; @kenchaya, 23; @plnthunter22, 20.
Boroughs: Manhattan, 284; Bronx, 71; Staten Island, 7; Brooklyn, 2.

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May 22, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest May 2018 - Week Three

MAY IS FOR MAYAPPLE

May 1–21
Mayapple Observations: 470
Observers (27): @elizajsyh, 194; @heathdog, 56; @plnthunter22, 53; @spritelink, 37; @nycnatureobserver, 28.
Boroughs: Manhattan, 353; Bronx, 106; Staten Island, 7; Brooklyn, 4.

iNaturalist is fantastic for mapping species distributions, but it is not designed to show absence. So we really don't know whether Mayapple is absent from Queens or just not observed. A systematic survey is required for that; or a whole lot more random observations.

@ansel_oommen observed Mayapple petals with holes chewed out of them and suspected snails were responsible. Susan Hewitt agreed with his hypothesis based on the slime trails left behind. As Ansel points out, this is especially interesting because all parts of Mayapple are reported to be highly toxic. Did the snails die?

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Posted on May 22, 2018 14:52 by danielatha danielatha | 3 comments | Leave a comment