Archivos de Diario para julio 2023

07 de julio de 2023

June 2023 Photo-observation of the Month

A rare Prothonotary Warbler contemplates his reflection, or perhaps the similarly yellow Vermont inspection sticker? ©

Congratulations to @ckhunt for winning the June 2023 Photo-observation of the Month for the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist! His photos of a rare Prothonotary Warbler perched on his truck’s windshield received the most faves of any iNaturalist observation in Vermont during the past month.

The shining yellow body and head and slate-blue wings of the Prothonotary Warbler are more often seen in southern swamps than green mountains, but every now and then one of these gems finds its way to Vermont. Craig’s encounter with this Prothonotary Warbler marks only the second time this species has been reported in Vermont during the month of June! Named for their resemblance to the yellow robes of papal clerks (prothonotaries) of the Roman Catholic church, the Prothonotary Warbler also holds a fascinating place in US History. In a story involving Cold War espionage, amateur ornithology, and even a dash of Richard Nixon, the Prothonotary Warbler plays a major role! Like any iNaturalist observation, Craig’s photos raise more questions than they answer. Is this bird aggressively interacting with its reflection in the windshield? Is it perhaps instead investigating the similarly yellow VT state inspection sticker? Is this bird scouring Townshend, VT for a mate or a place to set up a nest? Or is it instead an unpaired male that wandered northward with the aid of a tailwind? Either way, many thanks to Craig for sharing his encounter with a spectacular rare warbler!

With 28,026 observations submitted by 2,076 observers in June, it was very competitive. Click on the image above to see and explore all of the amazing observations.

Publicado el 07 de julio de 2023 a las 11:32 PM por nsharp nsharp | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de julio de 2023

New Native Bee Species Discovered for Vermont

A mystery red bee visiting an uncommon willow tree in bloom becomes Vermont's latest native bee species discovery by biologist Spencer Hardy. Read the story on the Vermont Atlas of Life blog at

Publicado el 17 de julio de 2023 a las 04:18 PM por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

25 de julio de 2023

Join Vermont Moth Blitz Week 2023 (July 22-30)

Explore Vermont's astounding moth diversity! By participating in our annual Moth Blitz, you will help the Vermont Moth Atlas develop a better understanding of the moths that call the Green Mountain State home. Over 2,200 moth species have been documented in Vermont with new species being found all the time. Who knows, maybe you will find one! We encourage everyone, from experts to amateur enthusiasts, to find, photograph, and share their moth discoveries with the Vermont Moth Blitz during National Moth Week (July 22-30). Can we beat last years' tally? The Vermont Moth Atlas is a project of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Vermont Atlas of Life.

Join the project now at We already have over 300 species and more than 1,000 observations added to the blitz!

Publicado el 25 de julio de 2023 a las 06:53 PM por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario