Twenty years of fungi

Documentation of “reference ecosystems”  like the pristine landscape of the Huron Mts. is critical for understanding the ‘baseline’ behavior of ecological processes without the confusing effects of a history of intensive human management; without such studies, it is impossible to fully assess effects of long-term environmental changes.  However, the value …

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Location, location…

Cakile edentula — American sea rocket — is an annual or biennial plant of the mustard family, and a common colonist of beach dunes along both Atlantic and Pacific coastlines and, as variety lacustris, along most of the Great Lakes shorelines.  So it would be nothing to get excited about in many areas. …

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162 species of moths

Also 26 butterflies and 18 fruit-flies.  This is the tally from the first year of Dr. Thomas Werner’s surveys of order Lepidoptera (the moths and butterflies) and Family Drosophilidae (fruit-flies) in the order Diptera.  Seven of the butterly species, 160 of the moths, and all of the fruit-flies are new records …

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