Friday, June 29, 2012

Queen of France

Bee and Butterfly Counts

An easy thing for most people, once or twice per summer,
is take a walk for 30 minutes outside
and count the different bees and butterflies seen.

My current minimal collection of data report:
location: northern, loire valley, france
size of property: 1 acre sort of.
time frame: spring til end of june 29 2012

the flit arounds witnessed:
white butterflies, 4
carmel brown an orange edge butterflies 2
topaz butterflies 7
tanzenite butterfly 1

carmel yellow w/black striped bees 3
large-eyed bees dull pale yellow/black 2

6-7 bats after a few mosquitos
small blue green dragonflies

birds not included, although on a negative side, more cowbird sightings.
cowbirds are invasive to other nesting birds, and lay their eggs in songbirds' nests. the songbirds are stressed into feeding much larger birds. 
Smaller birds cannot keep up with the rations needed and suffer from the event. 
As well, the cowbirds may also eat the younger sparrows.
cowbirds specifically increase populations heavily in dairy and meat cow regions. 

Having the data of the counts,
summed to collect the numbers present in europe and elsewhere..

the bees here prefer 1:30 in the afternoon.
and butterflies a little later.

Shown below are bee photos with their wildflowers.
In the back garden they are not as happy to visit, as there are fewer wildflowers.

So, you will have better sighting chances near the wildflowers and not the roses.
Within innercity areas, we don't want to get manic counting and recounting,
as the animal human finds that an assault to freedom also.

 please note the clovers, acidia burn, seemingly from rain and hyped-out sunshine.