August 18, 2022

An Evening at Tyson Acres - 8/17/2022

Photos of plants, insects and birds taken at the Tyson’s.

Posted on August 18, 2022 11:11 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 19 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 12, 2022

Bi-County Life Survey - 8/11/2022

J. Zippay and I performed an all life (afternoon) survey. It began in John’s all Kentucky native plant garden. From there we went to Metcalfe County. We initially stopped at Dunham lake. There was an ample amount of swamp milkweed in bloom around the lake. However, the western setting sun was behind the tree line, causing substantial shade upon the milkweed and thus no pollinators were visible. We decided to go to the dry gulch park. On the way, we noticed that the clover loop created by the Edmonton Ky. Parkway Exchange had been planted with a great number of wild flowers, which were in bloom. We worked this area until sunset.

Posted on August 12, 2022 14:38 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 33 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 31, 2022

Correa Farm Life Survey - July 29, 2022

This was a diurnal and nocturnal life survey with the primary emphasis on moths in support of National Moth Week. Aiding in data collection were Cooper Correa and family.

Posted on July 31, 2022 01:45 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 80 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 25, 2022

Lost River Cave - Buggin’ Out

July 23, 2022: Lost River Cave Second Annual Buggin’ Out Event

Public offered, nocturnal insect review. Insects were attracted to observation sheets via UV lighting. They were then observed, photographed, identified and cataloged. Approximately 38 observers participated, both adults and children. Forty Seven (47) species were observed and photographed, two better than the forty five (45) from last years event.

Posted on July 25, 2022 02:13 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 47 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 13, 2022

Harbison Road, Life Survey - June 12, 2022

Scope: Plant & Insect Sampling
Conditions: Partly Sunny; 85 degrees; Winds 7, ssw

Posted on June 13, 2022 07:12 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 25 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 30, 2022

May 29, 2022 - Nocturnal Limited Species Survey

This survey was conducted by myself and Cooper Correa. The location was Copper’s private farm, located on Bray Road. It is an ideal location for a nocturnal survey. There are no artificial lights that can be seen. Our target species were moths and beetles, however we did pick up a few other interesting insects during our survey. Our night started with a visit from a mother Barn owl and her two chicks. Using UV lights, we were able to attract a substantial number of insects. There were numerous flies, roves, and Asian lady beetles that we did not record. There were also several hungry toads who took advantage of the insect banquet.

Posted on May 30, 2022 21:34 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 35 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 10, 2021

John Z’s Flower Garden - Fall Pollinator Sampling

Non-comprehensive sampling of fall pollinators and other insects located in John’s flower garden. First observation, Saturday afternoon, October 9, 2021. Second observation, Sunday afternoon, October 10, 2021. By far, the bees were the dominant pollinator. Coming in a distant second were butterflies, predominantly skippers.

Posted on October 10, 2021 18:19 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 36 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 08, 2021

Baker Arboretum Life Diversity Survey (non-comprehensive).

This two day, all life survey sampled plants, insects and birds observed on the abandoned golf course portion of the arboretum property. This wasn’t a comprehensive survey, rather a small sampling. The first observation period began at 4:01 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Observations were recorded for 1 hour, 22 minutes. The second observation period began at 4:22 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2021. Observations were recorded for 1 hour, 32 minutes. Birds observed were also reported to Cornel University and can be accessed from the following links:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S95690865

https://ebird.org/checklist/S95737890

Posted on October 08, 2021 22:59 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 54 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 15, 2021

Correa Farm All Life Survey - 9/11/2021

Posted on September 15, 2021 00:27 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 49 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 13, 2021

Lost River Cave - Buggin’ Out

September 11, 2021, Public offered, nocturnal insect review. Insects were attracted to observation sheets via UV lighting. They were then observed, photographed, identified and cataloged. Approximately 30 observers participated, both adults and children.

Posted on September 13, 2021 03:20 by reupurtbones reupurtbones | 45 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment