Field book - Belize and Mexico (Quintana Roo, Yucatan, and Campeche), 1985-1990 (1 of 2)

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Creator

  • Lynch, James Francis, 1942-
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Abstract

Field notes document the work of James Lynch in Belize and Mexico (Quintana Roo, Yucatan, and Campeche), 1985-1987. Contains a photocopied map of Twin Cays, Belize, and unused stamps. Trips to Belize involved studying island distributions and ant-baiting on Twin Cays. Entries are recorded on loose sheets that are dated, headed with location information or route, followed by narrative style entries that describe travel details, work completed, type of ants observed and observations of their behavior, tables of data relating to bait type (sugar and tuna), routes traveled. Also contains species accounts, and notes from a trip to Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, in which he describes wildlife across the island including amphibians, insects and birds.

Date Range

1985-1987

Start Date

1985

End Date

1987

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Bird populations
  • Birds
  • Ecology
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Mexico
  • Belize

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-003

Collection name

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Research Records, 1964-1999

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 11 Folder 6