13 Butterflies

Since I am working at home this spring and summer and not doing regular field work, I am taking the opportunity to learn a little more about my urban biodiversity. I am best at butterflies and birds right now, so keeping those lists are easy. Here are the species of butterflies that I have seen … More 13 Butterflies

eDNA

As part of my surveys of Oklahoma lakes for aquatic invasive plants, I have started a project to test if environmental DNA (eDNA for short) techniques would be useful for surveying bodies of water for aquatic invasive plants. Environmental DNA is DNA from organisms that is collected from the environment – soil, water, air – … More eDNA

Art

Today was a first!  An artist in the field with me! Debby Kaspari, natural history artist and illustrator, joined us in the field to sketch Least Terns.  She is illustrating an article for Oklahoma Today about rivers in the state.  It was a great day to show off our most promising tern colony – perfect … More Art