|Date: ||Sat, 2 Dec 2006 11:29:06 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||Marion Dobbs <email@example.com>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Marion Dobbs <marion@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Subject: ||Update on county database|
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Note that I said "on" and not "to" county database!
I have good news and more good news.
First, David Hedeen has graciously agreed to take on the maintenance of the
basic species x county spreadsheet. He kindly volunteered, and I didn't
have to twist his arm at all, though I was prepared to do so. I'll let him
tell you how he'd like you to contact him and how the project will be
Second, Steve Holzman has received that same spreadsheet and is using it to
create some state distribution maps for our GA species. A great addition to
I've sure passed the baton to a couple of outstanding recipients.
I'll hang on to the huge body of original data all tucked away in an
intricate structure of folders and spreasheets; the 159 county sheets all
arcanely coded as to source and date and decipherable only by me; the
summary and code and stats sheets, and so forth. I have made the database
into my own likeness and can't imagine who else could make sense of it. But
rest assured that if any of it is ever published in any form, I know who you
are! Acknowledgements would, of course, be forthcoming in that event.
Lastly, I need to express my regrets to those of you who sent me data after
the 27 Oct. deadline. I had to cut it off somewhere. My special apologies to
Sheila Willis who sent an enormous amount of information, all beautifully
organized, extensively annotated, and carefully researched. I will retain
all of this in the main database, but will also send it along to David and
Thanks again to all who supported me in this project.
Marion Dobbs O>
Rome (Floyd Co) GA / )
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