A complete table of the data is available from Leo Shapiro (email@example.com), Sam Droege (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the refuge biologist.
Below is a table of the site numbers and a brief site description followed by a table of results.
|5612||ORINWR Site 1;Middle Island, St. Mary's, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF1, NBSF15|
|5613||ORINWR Site 2;Middle Island, St. Mary's, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF2, NBSF215|
|5614||ORINWR Site 3;Middle Island, St. Mary's, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF3, NBSF315|
|5615||ORINWR Site 4;Middle Island, St. Mary's, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF415, NBSF4|
|5616||ORINWR Site 5;Buckley Mainland, Williamstown, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF5|
|5617||ORINWR Site 6;Buckley Mainland, Williamstown, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF6|
|5618||ORINWR Site 7;Buckley Mainland, Williamstown, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF7|
|5619||ORINWR Site 8;Buckley Mainland, Williamstown, WV;Collectors' Garmin code NBSF8|
Site Locations on Middle Island
Locations on the mainland
Table of the results by species
|Lasioglossum viridatum group||14||16||44||41||11||11||4||1||142|
Quite a good number of bees in these traps, averaging over 2 bees per bowl. There is some interesting variation in the totals per field, spanning from 8 to 74. You can see that there is a shift between the two main localities with the numbers for Ceratina dupla, Lasioglossum rohweri, Lasioglossum viridatum being more common on the Island and several species showing up only on the mainland. It will be interesting to look at some of the community analyses here. Species-wise, the L. viridatum group is likely to be only one species, but there is a problem telling species apart within this group so at this point we cannot put a single name on things that look like these species. The L. fattigi/apocyni specimens are similar, but we aren't sure if there are really 1 or 2 of these uncommon species, likely we will send these off to get DNAed. Other than the aforementioned L. fattigi/apocyni specimens, this is a very straightforward interior East group of bees; all are common and would be expected in good numbers in almost any survey.
Sam and Leo
from Jayber Crow
No matter how much it may be used by towing companies ... and the like, the
river doesn't belong to the workaday world. ... Nothing keeps to its own way
more than the river does.
Another thing: No matter how corrupt and trashy it necessarily must be at
times in this modern world, the river is never apart from beauty. Partly, I
suppose, this is because it always keeps to its way.
Sometimes, living right beside it, I forget it. Going about my various
tasks, I don't think about it. And then it seems just to flow back into my
mind. I stop and look at it. I think of its parallel, never-meeting banks,
which never yet part. I think of it lying there in its long hollow, at the
foot of all the landscape, a single opening from its springs in the mountains
all the way to its mouth. It is a beautiful thought, one of the most
beautiful of all thoughts. I think it not in my brain only but in my heart
and in all the lengths of my bones.
- Wendell Berry