Apologies regarding US Forest Service Data
Sorry folks I inadvertently sent you a summary (without explanation) of data for a USFS network of glycol traps. I work these summaries up quickly so as to educate the biologists running the network (10 experiment stations) get some understanding about bees and what is being captured as their results get processed.
I sent the message to the wrong listserv.
If you are curious you can see other summaries at:
and something similar for the National Park Service
I will be sending the group a summary later this winter of the USFS information ... I think it may be a good model for long-term monitoring without too much effort involved.
Sam Droege sdroege@...
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place
your sight can knock on, echoing; but here
within this thick black pelt, your strongest gaze
will be absorbed and utterly disappear:
just as a raving madman, when nothing else
can ease him, charges into his dark night
howling, pounds on the padded wall, and feels
the rage being taken in and pacified.
She seems to hide all looks that have ever fallen
into her, so that, like an audience,
she can look them over, menacing and sullen,
and curl to sleep with them. But all at once
as if awakened, she turns her face to yours;
and with a shock, you see yourself, tiny,
inside the golden amber of her eyeballs
suspended, like a prehistoric fly.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
translated by Stephen Mitchell