Merhaba from Usak 5/15/11

Today we searched the area around Bigadic for I. attica.  There is considerable road construction that destroys Iris habitat.  This is both through destruction of open cliffs along roads that is a favored habitat for Iris and the removal and crushing of rock for road construction.  We searched remnant rocky sites with native species for about 6 hours without finding I. attica.  At that point we decided to drive on to the area around Usak (northern Denizli district) to search for I. purpureobracteata.  We stayed in Usak.