Journal archives for May 2019

May 03, 2019

"Survey Route" Choice Added to "Butterfly Survey Method" Observation Field

Because several observers who do weekly surveys along a regular route have begun reporting their sightings, I realized that I needed to add another category to the "Butterfly Survey Method" observation field. "Survey of Territories" was intended for observers who check a route for butterflies occupying territories during late afternoon. I realized that observers who did regular surveys earlier in the day and who weren't doing a specific type of survey such as a Pollard needed a different category. "Meandering" doesn't quite describe these either, because it implies something like a random wandering about rather than a regular route. So I've now added "Survey Route" as another choice when you want to describe your survey method.

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