Diario del proyecto The Diana Project: Diana Fritillary Conservation Status

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05 de marzo de 2024

We have a plant list!

Thanks to a study from Professor William Baltosser* we know The Diana is somewhat of a specialist AND we have a list of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary nectar plants. Lack of preferred food for adults may be playing a huge part in their struggles. Let's plant some of these this year! I have a google sheet to share if anyone wants access, just let me know by emailing me at CitizenScienceNWA@gmail.com

Primary Nectar Plants for Diana fritillary
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush/Globe Flower
Cirsium carolinianum Carolina/Soft Thistle
Cirsium discolor Field/Pasture Thistle
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower
Monarda fistulosa Beebalm/Wild Bergamot
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Slender Mountain Mint
Monarda russeliana Horsemint/Red Purple Beebalm
Keep in mind the LARVAL HOST PLANT of native Viola sp.

*Conservation Status and Genetic Variation of the Diana Fritillary, William H. Baltosser, Ph.D. – 10 April 2008

Publicado el marzo 5, 2024 09:54 TARDE por shawnhunter shawnhunter | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de marzo de 2024

Pollinator Week - Call for Volunteers

Call for volunteers! June 17-23, 2004 at the amazing Ozark Natural Science Center near Huntsville, AR. The Diana Project needs folks to help teach and lead hikes or just fetch and clean. You can volunteer for a day or the whole week. Email me if you are interested!

Publicado el marzo 14, 2024 08:59 TARDE por shawnhunter shawnhunter | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

15 de marzo de 2024

Wow. Just wow.

I have never seen so many violets as I did today. I am so excited to keep checking back at this location for The Diana. Most of the violets had little nibbles on the leaves!

According to https://nativeplantfinder.nwf.org/Plants/3455 there are 23 species of wildlife that depend on native violets. Something out there sure was!

If you are in NW Arkansas be sure to check out The Nature Conservancy's Logan Springs Preserve located at 15300 Osage Hill Rd, Siloam Springs, AR.

Publicado el marzo 15, 2024 08:55 TARDE por shawnhunter shawnhunter | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario