Thanks to all for being here today! We made some good progress: we refined our "Saul's oaks" site description: discussed how to select a site, how to select the species (including calibration and indicator species); we marked the site; described the site (location relative to other ecosystem keys, etc); identified the main species; selected our species and more... We'll enter the data, and share all that with you, as well as we'll give you the details about how to join the "EwA at the Fells" phenology project (on the National Phenology Network's platform) and where we record the data... Stay tuned! I'll send an email to our citizen science group this week! And we'll post pics too (Thanks to Dan for taking pics!!!) As for the observation of the day: That has to be the vulnerable species of twelve-spotted tiger beetle 'spotted' by Joh, and snapped by Dan!!! Just beautiful! (And looking forward to seeing all of the other biodiversity records of our dear citizen scientists being pulled on the "EwA at the Fells" iNaturalist project (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ewa-at-the-fells)... Exciting!
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