Thursday, May 3, 2012
Back In Paradise
The field season for our Bahamas project began yesterday. This is the 5th year of the experiment and our first "real" visit after Hurricane Irene visited this region in August of 2011. As you might recall, the path of Hurricane Irene was directly over Snake Creek. Therefore, we are all extremely anxious to see if Irene had a major impact on the anoles and/or curlies. In general terms there seems to be relatively little damage to vegetation of the islands, however, the densities of both A. sagrei and curlies seem to be down in most of the islands we have visited. Also, so far there is only one cay (X0) where we have found no lizards.