In the field: Erie set up

Even though September is an odd time to set up a survey, I was up along the Erie bluffs setting up a new survey today. It is a bit of funding that will keep me alive, I seem to have become THE local biotic inventory gal.

This particular will run until the end of November and then pick up again in the spring through June. There are singular trips into the field for me this round, once a month to take care of hand collecting and picking up samples from the folks taking care of the light, malaise and pitfall traps.

There will be a larger cast of characters in the target taxa list, outside of the usual suspects, which will be interesting. It is a broad inventory to see what is on the property before construction begins on new structures and buildings.