Goals of Project 1. Track the ecological condition of plants and animals and their response to environmental and climatic change 2. Engage and inform a variety of groups around the Albuquerque area
Potential Questions Does the number of birds change once wetlands are established? Does phenology of plants and animals change from year to year? Are any new species arriving at the refuge? Do we see similar phenology at the refuge and other locations in Albuquerque?
Resources available to you: NN/Valle de Oro webpage- usanpn.org/fws/vdo Nature’s Notebook website- nn.usanpn.org Q&A tab on google schedule Email list of other volunteers Email Erin or Jennifer
What are we seeing so far? 4 visits to VdO At least 5-6 volunteers have made it out for visits Many more volunteers signed up for future visits THANK YOU! *Negative data is great!*
Outline Scheduling Site visits Data recording/smartphone app Field journaling/incidental observations Data entry on website Monthly meetings Other questions and concerns
Scheduling More detailed schedule with more sign-up times? Smaller window of time to visit? Set time to visit?
Site Visits Orientation with Jennifer at Refuge – Wednesday before 11am – Thursday before 1pm or at 4pm – Contact Jennifer for other options More flagging at bird plots and on cottonwood trees
Data recording/smartphone app Do we need the cover sheet? If recording data on website, record 10 min stationary count for bird plots New app coming out in a few weeks