Friday, September 23, 2016

Fire: the sequel

I learned this week that a prescribed burn is being planned sometime in the future.
I don't have any information on the details, but it seems it will be somewhere in the South Tract.

I will meet with FWC staff  to assist with whatever information I have that will help in the planning.

One goal may be taking care not to kill the rest of the Giant Orchids recorded here.

Stuff that flies in the night and day

I set up a monitoring station site the other day
to set up a light to resume moth surveys,
In late afternoon when I was bringing in materials
 I saw a group of about 10 migrating Chimney
 Swifts feeding overhead.
After dark the  traffic is still a little slow. I had
a few moths and beetles, several leafhoppers
 and a couple of species of roaches.
There were also mosquitoes.
One of the leafhoppers was unusually colorful
 with an interesting design and the exotic roach
 was more colorful than native species. Interestingly
, no sand cockroaches showed up that evening
though they regularly appear.