That time of year again

It’s (almost) spring!

That means it’s time for Round 2 of the Trout Lily Project. And who doesn’t love getting outside to see what the plants are up to?

Peter_SharingPhoto

Shang-Yao Peter Lin snapped this terrific photo of a pollen-feeding beetle (Aesclera ruficollis) and solitary bee (Osmia sp.?) sharing a trout lily flower in 2016.  What will you find in the woods?

We received data from nearly 100 participants last year, and are getting a clearer picture of anther color distribution.  In short, both color morphs are widespread!

LabeledDistMap

Data submitted during 2016. We could really use more observations from OH, WV, New England, Quebec, and the Maritimes.

There are some gaps in coverage though.  We are in particular need of data from Ohio, West Virginia, New England, Quebec, and the Maritimes.  If you’re in these regions, please participate! Or, if you know people in these regions, please spread the word!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s