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Alger S, Hardy S (2022): UVM Milkweed Pollinator Project. v1.7. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=uvmmilkweed&v=1.7
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Two farms in Northern Vermont
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [44.94, -73.343], North East [45.028, -72.806]|
Currently only includes bees, other flower visitors may be added at a later date
A University of Vermont Agricultural Extension Project studying the viability and ecology of commercial milkweed farming https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/2018_Milkweed_Production_Trials_Combined_Rpt.pdf https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/2019_Combined_Milkweed_Report.pdf
|Title||UVM Milkweed Project|
|Funding||University of Vermont, Gund Catalyst award|
|Study Area Description||Two experimental farms in Northern Vermont|
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Potential pollinators were recorded in large fields of Milkweed. Both visual surveys and collections were done multiple times per season while the milkweed was blooming. Flower visits of non-collected morphotyped insects were recorded for 10 minutes for both milkweed and other flowers in the plots. An additional 10 minutes was spent collecting visitors to Milkweed flowers. Bumblebees were identified to species in the field by experienced observers when possible. Other observers collected specimens for later determination. Exact protocol for the 2017 pilot is unknown.
|Study Extent||Two farms in Northern Vermont|
|Quality Control||Determinations by Spencer Hardy and Samantha Algers (field ID's only).|
Method step description:
- Target netting off Milkweed flowers for 10 minutes in 3 study plots per site per visit. Specimens collected into kill jars for later pinning.