|Location of Wachusett Reservoir in relation to Boston, |
Massachusetts. Click to enlarge.
The Wachusett Reservoir survey was also my first effort at answering the question "Are pine cone spiders just litter spiders?" and marked the first time that I collected spiders from the litter associated with the cones that I sampled. If you're a return reader to this blog, you may have already read about my 2013 collecting excursion to eastern Washington, which was also conducted with this question in mind. Readers can find links to those 2013 Washington posts on my Field Days Timeline page.
|Map via Mass. Dept. |
Conservation & Recreation
Approximately weekly between May 21 and October 13 I sampled cones and litter from at least one location around the reservoir (Map 1). Stay tuned for accounts of those collecting trips!
|Map 1. Location of 2012 Pinus strobus fallen cone and litter sampling sites in Massachusetts|