Projektin Oregon Coast Insect Inventory Päiväkirja

20. heinäkuuta 2020

Happy Moth Week! July 18-26

We're smack-dab in the middle of moth week! Keep an extra special lookout this week for moths, and don't forget to add your observations here on iNaturalist! Any moth observation made on the Oregon Coast will automatically get uploaded to this project.

For more information on Moth Week, check out

Lähetetty 20. heinäkuuta 2020 19:02 käyttäjältä biologymatt biologymatt | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

7. heinäkuuta 2020

Kick Off!

This project was initiated on July 6, 2020 and includes all insect, myriapod, and arachnid observations to date within the Oregon Coast region. The purpose is to organize, tally, and track these organisms as part of a general effort to document and call attention to them. Unfortunately, there has been a general worldwide decrease in insect abundance and diversity, for reasons not fully understood. But factors likely include pesticide use, loss of habitat, and climate change.

I hope that this project encourages people to pay attention to insects and related animals and to think about the important roles they play in our coastal ecosystem. If you'd like to get involved in this project, please contact us!

Lähetetty 7. heinäkuuta 2020 15:56 käyttäjältä biologymatt biologymatt | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti