You know, I think there might be some presentations that will go over my head, but the most amazing concepts are the ones that go right under my feet. The little things in life, sometimes that we forget about, like pollination, that we take for granted.
A list of codes is provided on the survey form and codes are also displayed on the ID guides.
Map of the flower bed you are surveying if you cannot identify the plants or the labels are not in place. This usually is about 2 minutes per plant patch. If you are just starting out this will take a bit longer, but once you have some practice a survey can be done very quickly.
You can do more than one survey on your visit if you have time, just leave a sufficient gap between surveys so you are not counting the same insects twice. Usually by the time you have finished a survey of all the plants, spending a couple of minutes at each plant, enough time has passed when you start again.
Avoid doing surveys on days when the weather is poor i. The name of the person s or group carrying out the survey Temp: So for example if the lavender is only filling half of its plot please record 0.
This is how much the plant is currently flowering. You need to record the numbers of each insect found foraging on the plant. If they are not a foraging insect, ie the ladybird, do not record it.
If you are unsure, record it.
The insects are split into 9 categories: Bumble bee is split into 7 species types, details of which can be found at the bottom of the survey form. For all insects other than Honeybee and Bumble bee, if you can identify the species please record it using the code followed by the quantity- for example 2 Peacock butterflies would be recorded in the butterfly box as PC2.
If you cannot identify the species just record the number and not the species. A list of codes is provided with the survey kit and codes are also displayed on the provided ID guides.
Complete the total number of all insects found on the plant in the last column. Submitting your data If you are planning to carry out a few surveys please send your completed forms in small batches.
Completed forms can be posted to the address below or emailed to info cross-pollination. If neither of these options are practical, contact us and we can send you a stamped and self-addressed envelope or you can drop the competed surveys into the site office of the CPP bed you are at.
You can obtain additional survey forms and a survey kit by contacting Cally on or emailing info cross-pollination.
Other information and contact details If you are able and willing please feel free to take secateurs and gloves with you when surveying — we would really appreciate help with dead-heading and weeding of the CPP beds.
If you notice any damage or problems with the CPP beds please contact Cally Fiddimore on or email info cross-pollination.Flower visitors in NZ Insects New Zealand has a mix of both native (always been here) and exotic (brought in by humans – either deliberately of by accident) insects.
Pollination Parade: A Project-Based Lesson to Teach the Importance of Pollination. With so much of the trilogy centering around Worker and her hive in the forest, it is fitting to provide a project-based lesson that teaches the concepts of pollination.
The Pollination Project seeks to fund one organization everyday with a US$ grant to further the organizations goals and objectives at the grassroots levels. You can also apply for a Pay it Forward loan from the organization The Pollination project accepts applications all round the year and interested organization can apply on their website.
A recap of season one of the Land O'Lakes, Inc. PolliNation project and the impact it had on pollination habitat for bees and butterflies. Pollination is a keystone process in both human managed and natural terrestrial ecosystems.
It is critical for food production and human livelihoods, and directly links . The Integrated Crop Pollination Project A Coordinated Agricultural Project Funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative.
Home; About. Objectives; Project Team; Resources for Growers Click on the links below to jump to a particular section Integrated Crop Pollination Honey Bees Alternative Managed Pollinators.