[SCA-AE] very OT ? for folks in PA

Linda Ullman cat.the.elf at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 15:48:46 EDT 2008


There are lots of them in Ohio too.  We saw them in the areas around Rt. 7,
near the Ohio River, and on Route 78 near Woodsfield.

Cat

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Sarah Goslee <sarah.goslee at gmail.com>
wrote:

> They're sticky traps for monitoring emerald ash borers.
>
> The traps are part of a monitoring program to assess how far the
> EAB has spread in Pennsylvania.
>
> Phiala
>
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Heidi Wright <koala at bright.net> wrote:
> > Having had occasion to drive through I-90 in Pennsylvania several
> > times in the last few weeks, I have a quesion for those who live
> > there.
> >
> > My family and I noticed a number of bright purple boxes hanging
> > from the trees at the roadside.  My initial thought is that these
> > might be "houses" for bats, to encourage them to eat insects in
> > the area.  All our travel was daytime, so I didn't see any bats
> > around them, but neither did I see birds or other fauna.
> >
> > So my question is: what is the purpose of those purple boxes?  I
> > am sure that someone in wonderful AEthelmearc knows....
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
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