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January 2018 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-Observation of the Month

Congratulations to Sue Wetmore for winning the January 2018 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. Her image of a Horned Lark in the snow was the most popular photo-observation.

Horned Larks form large nomadic flocks in winter—often mixing with other bird species. They are numerous but their populations declined by over 2% per year between 1966 and 2015, resulting in a cumulative decline of 71%, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Horned Larks vary in color across North America. Some arctic-breeding birds have little or no yellow on the head, while Eastern breeders have extensively yellow on their heads. ...more ↓

Posted on February 01, 2018 07:15 PM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 1 comments | Leave a comment
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It started with a simple question. How many species occur in Vermont? You’d think we’d know this for a small state steeped in a rich tradition of naturalists dating back to Zadock Thompson and his seminal 1842 work on the natural history of Vermont. But, the simple answer was, no one really knew.

We do know how many species there are of some of the popular taxonomic groups like birds ...more ↓

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