Field survey update for 2021-03-03 and 2021-03-10: Bryophytes, lichens, and Lycopodia in winter (LoSoMaaCoF)

Online data from principally bryological the longitudinal field survey described here has been updated in its:

with the photos and remarks from 2021-03-03 and 2021-03-10.

The photos are in time order from earliest to latest, top to bottom, left to right. Timestamp and geographic location are stamped in the lower right on the images. The survey began in earnest about 9th-13th December 2020. Images earlier than than were documenting site selection.

A couple of points of note.

First, there is green growth seen at many instances, and close-ups of these have been recorded. There are also several instances of egg-like features, but I do not yet know if these are archegonia or not. I need to become familiar with archegonia from the various genuses and spend some time with a hand lens.

Second, the classification of Site 1, instance C as Myurella julacea was incorrect.  It is a Thuidium, probably Thuidium recognitum. I need to get a sample and verify. This has been reflected in all cases in the spreadsheet.

More time could have been spent at Sites 1, 3, and 4. A lot of time was invested in finding these features and learning how to use the Olympus TG-6 to take macro-photos of them. I will devote more time on 17th March to checking status, and devoting time to hand lens, while taking oral notes, and taking specimens of these back.

About ecoquant

See https://667-per-cm.net/about. Retired data scientist and statistician. Now working projects in quantitative ecology and, specifically, phenology of Bryophyta and technical methods for their study.
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