Journal archives for June 2022

June 03, 2022

Rosy Maples outcompete bug bites

Belated post from 5/30/22 - as long as I am seeing more than Rosy Maple Moths than bug bites received, it's a good night! First Promethea Silkmoth in my yard this season and a beautiful Two-toned Ancylis Moth as well. Moth species diversity reached 45 tonight in about two hours of mothing.

Full species list for 5/30/22:

Posted on June 03, 2022 09:26 PM by slamonde slamonde | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 17, 2022

BioBlitz observations rolling in

As more BioBlitz observations roll in, our species tally gets ever-closer to reaching the 200 mark. Already, the Hiroshi Loop Trail has become the Harris Center's best-documented property on iNaturalist! It now exceeds 430 observations and 180 species, including a few iNaturalist firsts for New Hampshire, like this Silver Leafhopper (Athysanus argentarius;

An introduced species from Eurasia to the United States, the Silver Leafhopper has been documented in every state within the Northeast, except New Hampshire. That is, until we found an abundant population of them during our bioblitz on Tuesday! I think everyone probably saw these little, light-tan jumping insects in the meadow. How widely are these non-native insects spread through New Hampshire? It's currently a mystery, but more documentation via iNaturalist observations will help us find out.

Check out all 190 species documented (so far) from the Hiroshi BioBlitz:

And some of great photos by participants:

For those of you who have yet to post observations from the BioBlitz, let's work together to get these mostly submitted by the end of the weekend so I can put together a final summary next week.

Happy exploring,

  • Steven
Posted on June 17, 2022 11:06 AM by slamonde slamonde | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Calling all Naturalists!

June 20th, in just a few days, kicks off National Pollinator Week. To celebrate, Conservation Districts from around New Hampshire are entering a friendly competition to document each county's pollinators. Collectively, how many bees, wasps, beetles, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, ants, sawflies, and flies can we find in the Granite State next week? 200, 300, or even 400 species?

I've taken the liberty of tagging some of NH's frequent iNaturalist contributors below, and please help spread to word to others!

@nick2524 @billryerson @susienhvt @karolina @nhaperkins @matthew883 @lpagano @hollyyoung @arianwenjones @pbeblowski @rekhajluther @garymitchell @jackthropod @tcullinane @forrestshimazu @bgaudubon @leslie_flint @haydaddy @trashpandas23 @thomas_panebianco @larryrush @mcthomas @tz_nh @mikeakresh @bhillman @colleen99 @gdewolf @mnerrie @briankpenney @pdegennaro @joshua40 @laiet17 @hill_jasonm @brandonwoo @operculum23 @joemac @beesearcher @bostonflamingo @rpmoutdoors @erikamitchell @dentalflossbay @royalchman @thomasirvine @thecaterpillarlab @harriscenter @brett-amy-thelen @karenseaver @haleyandreozzi

Dust off your bug nets and moth lights - it's time for a statewide pollinator bioblitz!

Posted on June 17, 2022 07:58 PM by slamonde slamonde | 10 comments | Leave a comment


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