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Caterpillar Count with FOSS and EcoSpark -- June 22, 2023

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

This statement is from Brian Keaveney, President of FOSS:

On Thursday June 22, I met with Ada Cooke-Baskier from EcoSpark by the Wild Woods forest between the primary school and the secondary school Colonel Sam Smith Drive and spent the morning establishing 6 areas for caterpillar study in Col Sam Smith park. At present the locations are marked with short strips or orange survey tape. These will be replaced with more formal tags. Please do not remove any of the tags. They mark to location of each study area.

The following note is from Ada Cooke-Baskier:

The link has the data and information about the Caterpillars Count site at Col. Sam Smith Park. This link is to the Google My Maps map that I created for the site. It has coordinates and photos of each tree included in the survey. I will be continuing to edit this map throughout the season if anything changes. I looked into the data, and it is publicly available through this link. If you zoom in to Sam Smith Park on the map, it will show a grey dot. This is because I haven't submitted a survey for this site yet. Surveying is on my agenda for this week so there will soon be arthropod data for the site. In addition, at the end of the season, a report is created for each site. I can forward that report to you once it is published. If you are interested in learning more about the project, information can be found on the Caterpillars Count website and the EcoSpark website.

Photo of Ada bu B. Keaveney. Caterpillars by N. Barrett

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