|Monarch butterfly caterpillars on Asclepias tuberosa on June 8, 2011, at World Peace Wetland Prairie|
(EAC meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011)
She is monitoring each site, every two weeks throughout the summer, and will be putting together a report of her findings. She will also be our speaker series presenter on June 27th.
FYI, Below is her first unofficial report.
The habitat sites are fun, and I've been hitting Noland, Wet Woolsey, Lake Fayetteville and World Peace every two weeks. They are such different sites, so the bee report is across the board. Noland is my favorite for bees, so far, but Wet Woolsey and World Peace are awesome too. I have yet to find a single bumble bee at the Lake Fayetteville site, but there is little blooming there for now. I'm suspecting that they're all over at the buffet at the Botanic gardens. Still, I think it makes an interesting contrast to the other sites, and it'll be fun to see what pops up over the next couple of years! I have been IDing a few of the dynamic insects that I do find there, so you'll still have a few things to add to the species list. Last week I found a really pretty longhorn beetle I hadn't seen before: Purpuricenus humeralis. Neat! I've been keeping a list going for each site, but there's not a lot on it yet. Maybe by the end of this month.