[BSW] Inquiry from a library visitor re: C and O phenology data
- From Robin Everly:
Hi BSW members:
I’ve been helping Kelly Fox find information for her thesis which is on
flowering phenology of certain species in the C&O Canal area. She has been
very thorough in her research and pretty much contacted everyone I suggested
so far. Ed Barrows mentioned to her that Dan Nicolson conducting walks
along Bear Island for 30 to 40 years and gave out a handout with the first
blooming dates of species in her thesis. Does anyone have a copy of this
handout that can be given to her?
Here’s Kelly Fox’s project in a nutshell:
I am currently working on my graduate project (Hood College, Environmental
Biology) coordinating citizen science efforts collecting phenology data
along the Canal and comparing current and historical data. I am searching
for any previously collected data (blooming dates, fruiting dates, leaves
changing colors and dropping leaves) for 6 particular species: Claytonia
virginia (spring beauty), Viola soroia (blue violet), Acer rubrum (red
maple), Asimina triloba (Paw Paw), Lindera benzoin (Northern Spicebush) and
Mertensa virginica (Virginia bluebells). The area I am really focusing on
is Mile Marker 13.7- MM 15 along the towpath, River Trail, and Ford Mine
She is also looking for information naturalist and volunteer tour guide
Helen Johnston collected during her walks at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
National Historical Park.
If you have any information for Kelly from either Dan or Helen—please feel
free to contact her directly at : Kelly_fox@...
Thanks, Robin Everly
Robin A. Everly
Branch Librarian, Botany-Horticulture Library
National Museum of Natural History
Room W422, MRC 154
P.O. Box 37012
Washington D.C. 20013-7012
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