National Geographic’s Great Nature Project Teams Up with iNaturalist 2014-11-23

Now you can submit observations to iNaturalist directly from National Geographic’s Great Nature Project. Since it launched in 2013, the Great Nature Project has had a presence on as its own "project", which was one of many ways to participate. We’ve been working closely over the last several months with folks from National Geographic to create this new portal into iNaturalist. Unlike NatureWatchNZ and naturalista, the Great Nature Project site has a subset of iNaturalist functionality with a different design, look, and feel, but you’ll still use iNaturalist to log in. If you browse the photo stream, you can comment and add IDs to other contributions to the Great Nature Project that have the iNaturalist icon. We look forward to working with National Geographic to reach more people and encourage nature exploration.

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iNaturalist iPhone app now lets you explore over 5,000 parks to celebrate the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014-11-14

To celebrate the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) happening right now in Sydney, Australia, iNaturalist has launched a major iPhone app update that lets you explore wildlife sightings from within parks across the globe.

Courtesy of the IUCN and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre with support from the National Geographic Society, the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, and Parks Canada -- a recognized global leader in conservation -- you can now use the iNaturalist iPhone app to search for wildlife in over 5,000 national parks from the World Database on Protected Areas.

iNaturalist is a natural history social network operated by the California Academy of Sciences connecting a global community of over 60,000 naturalists to share over a million nature sightings.

This upgrade is a pilot focused on the Inspiring a New Generation Theme of the World Parks Congress, with the goal of connecting people to nature. The app is available now for download and will be will be used by participants in Sunday’s WPC BioBlitz at Sydney Olympic Park.

Check out the iNaturalist BioBlitz Guide to learn how to set up your own BioBlitz project on iNaturalist.

In collaboration with:

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 09:09 אחה"צ על־ידי hannahsun99 hannahsun99 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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Cartilla de Aves

Hola Chicas, no se olviden que todas ustedes tienen la Cartilla de Aves comunes en Ica que les han enviado la semana pasada. Sabemos que la tienen en su Edusoftnet.
Úsenla para que puedan identificar las fotos que van subiendo, tanto de ustedes como de sus compañeras.

Buen fin de semana!

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 09:08 אחה"צ על־ידי karlaspy karlaspy | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

What does one million nature observations look like? 2014-11-09

Jonathan Hiew is a self-described walker and cyclist from Singapore to whom nature photography only comes naturally when he is desperate to find the names of those flowers he sees along the way. On Friday, Jonathan (aka techieoldfox) made an impromptu decision to take a hike through the Central Cachement Nature Reserve -- he'd been rained out on his last try. The hike produced several pictures of butterflies, wasps, a grasshopper, and a cricket. But one of Jonathan’s butterflies was special. It marked the one millionth observation posted to iNaturalist.

But what does one million observations look like? To find out, we're marking the occasion by launching a new series of interactive maps that, for the first time, allow all of these observations to be visualized together.

When you're zoomed out, the maps summarize the observations as a grid. The darker the grid cell, the more observations it contains. All observations not flagged as captive or as having location issues are mapped. Observations with geoprivacy set to obscured are only included at coarse zoom levels.

At very fine zoom levels, the grid cells are replaced by individual, clickable observations. The colors indicate the branch of the tree of life that each observation represents. White borders indicate 'research quality' observations.

We hope you enjoy these maps. The software driving them was prepared by our collaborators at Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals earlier this year. But it took the support of our new home at the California Academy of Sciences including lots of hard work by Patrick Leary and iNat's new beefed-up backend to share them with everyone.

Some cool maps:
American Alligator
Ladybird Beetles
San Francisco Bay Area

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NatureWatchNZ is Joining iNaturalist 2014-10-11

We're psyched to announce that NatureWatchNZ will be joining the global iNat community starting Monday October 13th! For those who don't know, NatureWatchNZ is a website that uses the same open source code as iNaturalist, but is operated by the New Zealand Bio-Recording Network (NZBRN) for naturalists and citizen scientists in New Zealand. They have a vibrant community, and they've decided to join our larger, global community, because when it comes to the power of crowds, bigger is usually better.

So starting Monday we'll be migrating data over from NatureWatchNZ to iNat. Here are a couple things to keep in mind

  • You'll be seeing a bunch of new people and new observations. Say hello!
  • We won't redirect to point to our servers until our data migration is done at the end of the week, so don't be surprised if people aren't responsive until then
  • Curators can expect to see a bunch of new taxa. If this causes an overwhelming mess, please holler in the Google Group
  • The new website will be temporarily available at

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the Google Group.

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 08:00 אחה"צ על־ידי hannahsun99 hannahsun99 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

New Additions to the iNaturalist Team 2014-09-08

We’re super excited to announce two new members of the iNaturalist team. This month, Alex Shepard and Patrick Leary will start working on iNaturalist full time in the new iNat Department at the California Academy of Sciences.

Most of you have probably noticed that the iNaturalist website receives more love than the iNaturalist mobile apps. Alex Shepard is going to help us change that. His skills combine a rare mix of art and engineering. Alex led iOS development at Eyefi, a photography technology company tackling many of the same issues as iNat. Alex’s engineering experience is balanced with a passion for art—he has a Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute—and for nature. He’s currently iNat-ing his way towards a nature guide to Lobos Creek Valley here in San Francisco.

You have also probably noticed that iNaturalist has been running a bit faster these last few weeks (about 4x faster, actually). This is due to the heroic efforts of Patrick Leary. Patrick has been working in the biodiversity informatics world for over 13 years starting on the uBio (where iNat gets much of its taxonomic data) and later with the Encyclopedia of Life, both of which iNaturalist relies on heavily. Few people combine Patrick’s skills with scaling web architecture with his long experience working in the biodiversity informatics world. Even fewer can claim all that AND the ability to pull bonito out of Buzzards Bay!

We couldn’t have brought on two engineers as talented and experienced as Alex and Patrick without the continued support of the California Academy of Sciences and its commitment to the future of natural history. We’re looking forward to doing great things with these guys and all our colleagues at the Academy!

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We’re Going to the Academy! 2014-04-26

We're pleased to announce that we've joined the California Academy of Sciences! In business speak we were "acquired," but that sounds so one-sided. We've been working with our friends at the Academy on various projects for over a year now, and we've talked about joining the fold for just as long, so there's nothing one-sided about it. Scott's a native Californian and Ken-ichi's basically a naturalized Californian at this point in his Golden State tenure, so we've both looked up to the Academy for a long time, and we know they're just as passionate about connecting people to nature as we are.

Why are you doing this?

We need the money! Seriously. To date we've sustained ourselves predominantly through project-specific contracts and grants, which has been great, but since they limit the kinds of work we can do to projects other people are willing to fund, there are a number of things we've been unable to tackle. The Academy can offer us the stability we need to address important but unsexy issues like performance and usability.

To be honest, neither of us got into this to run a business. Scott's a biologist, Ken-ichi's a web dork, and we're both naturalists, so we'd much rather spend time doing these things and improving our products than, say, doing our company taxes. Joining the Academy gives us a way to achieve that focus.

And, as you probably know, the Academy is awesome, and staffed by awesome people. It's hard to think of a better community of professionals dedicated to communicating the value of the natural world to humanity. Working alongside the kind of energy and creativity the Academy provides can only benefit us.

What's going to change?

Right now, not much! Our brand won't change, and neither will the core mission and experience of the site and our apps, but in the future we're hoping to hire some new staff, work on ways to make the site faster, and improve our mobile apps. We're not sure about Terms of Service and our privacy policy yet, but no doubt we'll be having that conversation soon and will keep everyone posted.

Scott & Ken-ichi (aka loarie & kueda)

P.S. Here's the press release from the Academy.

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Heartbleed: Please Change Your Password 2014-04-14

Hey folks, so like 66% of the Web, we were affected by the Heartbleed bug, a massive security vulnerability that was announced last week and potentially allowed malicious actors to spy on encrypted information. On iNat, your data is encrypted whenever you connect to (note the https, not http) and you see the little security lock icon in your browser's address bar. We also encrypt all submissions from our mobile apps. We don't really deal in particularly revealing information on iNat, but there is a risk that your password was exposed.

All of our systems were patched last week soon after the announcement, thereby protecting us against any new attacks, but we were only able to renew our potentially compromised SSL certificate this weekend (this is a file provided by a third party that we use to prove to your browser that we are who we say we are and not someone else pretending to be us).

The upshot of all this is that you should change your password at

You should probably change your password on most of the rest of the web sites you use as well. For more about Heartbleed, check out

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½ a million observations! 2014-02-11

We passed 500,000 observations today! Just under half of these (49%) are research quality. You can check out the portion (~188k) thats been archived in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility here . There's still plenty of observations that need to be identified, you can check out some of them here.

So what does 1/2 million observations look like? Here's a breakdown by different types of critters showing both the research quality and casual quality portions:

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Community Identifications 2014-01-30

In brief: We're changing the way observations are identified so that the taxon agreed upon by the iNat community will be the primary taxon associated with each observation, i.e. the taxon used in searches, in determining research grade status etc. If you prefer the current system in which an observation's taxon doesn't change unless you change it, you should opt-out some time before February 7, 2014:

  1. Go to
  2. Uncheck "Accept Community Identifications"
  3. Save your settings

Not so brief: All set? Cool, here's the long version. Currently, you are in full control of the taxon associated with your observation. Everyone else can add identifications, but your observation isn't associated with a taxon until you agree with those identifications.

However, this is a problem for people who don't realize they are responsible for their own data, or for people who just add some observations and then abandon the site. The community puts work into adding identifications, but the observations remain unlinked to taxa and ineligible for research grade status. It's a bummer for identifiers, some newbies, and especially for project owners who often recruit a bunch of one-time users for an event who never return to confirm IDs.

So what we're doing is introducing the idea of a "community taxon," which is sort of like the identification that the community of identifiers agrees on. The algorithm we've come up with is a bit convoluted, but roughly, it chooses the taxon that more than 2/3 of identifiers agree with. You can see an example of this by appending test=cid to any observation added in the last few weeks, e.g.

If you want the gory details on the algorithm click the "About" link beneath the community ID, or wade through the even more crazy diagrams at So far we're just calculating the community taxon without affecting any existing data or quality grade, but what we're going to do is set the community taxon as the primary taxon affiliation for an observation, unless you opt out. This means that if you like the current system of personal control, you will have to set a preference saying you don't want to automatically accept the community taxon as the taxon for your observation, as described above.

You will also be able to reject the community taxon on a case-by-case basis:

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 07:07 אחה"צ על־ידי hannahsun99 hannahsun99 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

Facebook and Twitter Sharing 2013-04-06

imageiNat is now sharing your observations on Facebook and Twitter! If you've linked your Facebook and/or Twitter1 accounts to your iNat account (e.g. if you use either of those services to sign in to iNat), you'll now see "Share on" links at the lower right of the observation form


If you leave these checked, your observation will be posted to Twitter and your Facebook activity log (which means they might show up in your friend's News Feeds). Posts on both sites should include image previews and links back to iNat.

On both Twitter and Facebook, posts will group multiple observations made at more or less the same time. So if you upload 50 observations at once, you'll only get one Twitter and one Facebook post.

If you don't like this sharing, you can turn it off by default by editing your settings.


If you don't like the fact that we've made this feature opt-out, please let us know! We're a bit ambivalent: we want to promote sharing, but don't want to be spammy. If you think this is more of the latter, give us heck on Facebook, Twitter, our Google Group, or via email.

1 If you've previously linked your Twitter or Facebook accounts, you may need to re-link your account(s) to get this working. To do this, either sign in via Twitter/Facebook, or edit your account to disconnect and reconnect your Twitter/Facebook account.

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iNaturalist reaches 200,000 observations! 2013-03-08

As we gear up for spring in the northern hemisphere, iNaturalist passed 200,000 observations today! From this collection, we are now serving over 45,000 research grade observations to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility and over 35,000 trusted images to the Encyclopedia of Life. Thanks to everyone who helped us pass this landmark by adding observations and helping identify observations made by others. The iNaturalist community is charting new territory in figuring out how to transform natural history activity into data for science and conservation. Keep up the good work!


Observations since iNat's birth as a UCBerkeley Masters project in '08


iNaturalists tidepooling at Pillar Point yesterday in NorCal.

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 05:55 אחה"צ על־ידי hannahsun99 hannahsun99 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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DIY entomology II - build your own moth trap

@mikeburrell recently posted a how-to on building your own moth trap, including tips on where to source materials. These traps are fantastic and using them allows you to collect insects throughout the night, which is helpful as different species fly at different times. So if you are relying on a sheet and staying up until 1:00 am, you still may be missing some species. You also may get more sleep by using a trap....

One option to consider for the trap is a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid, rather than a muck bucket. The advantage of the garbage can is that you can store most of the material in the can, and leave it outside.

Also, as Mike notes in his post, mercury vapour lights are becoming hard to find. High quality UV bulbs are also good for traps. Bioquip, based in Los Angeles, will ship to Canada. I haven't found a Canadian vendor for this product. If anyone has any other suggestions, please add a comment below.

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 05:22 אחה"צ על־ידי dkaposi dkaposi | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

mile marker

I just noticed that I have made 25,000 identifications, mostly ferns of northeastern U.S. I hope to post more observations, with some better quality photographs.
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Objetivos del Proyecto, Biodiversidad Tuzamapan.

Objetivo General:
Recopilar todo tipo de información acerca de la biodiversidad que alberga la comunidad de Tuzamapan, Veracruz.

Objetivos Específicos:
-Contabilizar la mayor cantidad de especies posibles en la comunidad atreves de la plataforma de Naturalista.
-Generar el aprecio hacia la naturaleza en la zona.
-Resguardar todo tipo de información de las especies que estén en un posible riesgo de desaparecer.
-Descubrir y registrar nuevos organismos presentes dentro de la comunidad.
-Promover la educacion ambiental a base del reconocimiento y concientización por el daño generado en la región.
-Investigar la importancia que tienen los seres vivos que habitan en la zona.
-Introducir el aviturismo y el ecoturismo en la comunidad como alternativa viable, haciendo uso de los grandes paisajes y el paso de la migración de aves sobre el pueblo.

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 04:37 אחה"צ על־ידי cristobal27 cristobal27 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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18 giugno: presentazione de "Dieci figure femminili della zoologia italiana del XX secolo"

Appena edito
a cura di
Pierangelo Crucitti & Francesco Bubbico
Con presentazione di Alessandro Minelli
Gangemi Ed., Roma, 2020

Il libro sarà presentato nel corso dell’assemblea all’aperto nella sede della Società Romana di Scienze Naturali “Campus di Villa Esmeralda”
sabato 18 luglio 2020 alle ore 17:00

Via Fratelli Maristi, 43 - 00137 Roma (Italia)
tel-fax (+39) 06 41400494

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 03:46 אחה"צ על־ידי srsn srsn | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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Заметка в Российской Газете (

"Как физики и лирики, домоседы и путешественники этим летом стали ботаниками" (Текст: Александр Емельяненков)

Заметка тут:

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monarch butterflies

7-11 saw first monarch at Burberry Park.

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20 000 наблюдений!

Около месяца понадобилось для загрузки новых 4 000 наблюдений! Прекрасная работа, темпы загрузки быстро растут! Топ-50 наблюдателей (с учётом архивных фото) за месяц:
Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @alina_kondratieva 1 528 390
2 @maxim_ismaylov 510 95
3 @reflectitur_photons 284 100
4 @tivanik 195 121
5 @andrey_358 162 82
6 @e_verbitsky 137 101
7 @kot-kotka 102 49
8 @pilzmann 64 60
9 @kristina_k 61 44
10 @ubeeque 53 28
11 @marina_detkova 51 41
12 @roman_romanov 49 29
13 @akashin 47 42
14 @anagal 47 33
15 @bootchiebob 45 34
16 @naturalist31389 39 33
17 @shpil 38 32
18 @nbumakov 37 28
19 @nicheporukola 24 22
20 @naturalist38750 23 19
21 @toopique 23 20
22 @naturalist36405 22 14
23 @dmitriy_mipt 21 8
24 @irinashalisko 20 19
25 @naturalist391331 20 18
26 @elena493 19 17
27 @linka_khvist 19 16
28 @naturalist28350 18 15
29 @naturalist39628 18 14
30 @agulivanov 17 14
31 @liudmila6 17 16
32 @elizaveta1992 16 15
33 @papazhu 16 15
34 @richardschneider 16 11
35 @babaj03 15 14
36 @bavidowie 15 15
37 @igor-dvurekov 15 14
38 @mikle10 15 12
39 @pomazanskaya_lydia 15 11
40 @yehoryatsiuk 15 13
41 @asimart 14 6
42 @prokaeva_ 14 13
43 @a1exx 13 12
44 @leragoncharuk 13 6
45 @naturalist31414 13 12
46 @egromov 12 9
47 @olgaraylo 12 7
48 @puppyzel 12 10
49 @tricktick 12 6
50 @asyaabrikosova 11 11
Топ-50 наблюдаемых видов за месяц (к сожалению, одни птицы и растения):
Позиция Вид Количество наблюдений
1 Лысуха (Fulica atra) 75
2 Кряква (Anas platyrhynchos) 72
3 Озёрная Чайка (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 62
4 Дрозд-Рябинник (Turdus pilaris) 36
5 Обыкновенный Скворец (Sturnus vulgaris) 36
6 Горошек Мышиный (Vicia cracca) 36
7 Бодяк Полевой (Cirsium arvense) 35
8 Клевер Ползучий (Trifolium repens) 29
9 Вероника Дубравная (Veronica chamaedrys) 28
10 Тысячелистник Обыкновенный (Achillea millefolium) 27
11 Иван-Да-Марья (Melampyrum nemorosum) 27
12 Кубышка Жёлтая (Nuphar lutea) 27
13 Горец Земноводный (Persicaria amphibia) 27
14 Купырь Лесной (Anthriscus sylvestris) 27
15 Горошек Заборный (Vicia sepium) 27
16 Белокрыльник (Calla palustris) 26
17 Трёхрёберник Продырявленный (Tripleurospermum inodorum) 26
18 Чина Луговая (Lathyrus pratensis) 26
19 Кипрей Узколистный (Chamaenerion angustifolium) 25
20 Вербейник Обыкновенный (Lysimachia vulgaris) 24
21 Сныть Обыкновенная (Aegopodium podagraria) 23
22 Рдест Плавающий (Potamogeton natans) 23
23 Ежа Сборная (Dactylis glomerata) 22
24 Нивяник Обыкновенный (Leucanthemum vulgare) 22
25 Зяблик (Fringilla coelebs) 21
26 Яснотка Белая (Lamium album) 21
27 Большая Поганка (Podiceps cristatus) 20
28 Чернеть Хохлатая (Aythya fuligula) 20
29 Цикорий (Cichorium intybus) 20
30 Пальчатокоренник Майский (Dactylorhiza majalis) 20
31 Серебристая Чайка (Larus argentatus) 20
32 Белая Трясогузка (Motacilla alba) 19
33 Люпин Многолистный (Lupinus polyphyllus) 19
34 Смолёвка Белая (Silene latifolia) 19
35 Лапчатка Гусиная (Argentina anserina) 19
36 Речная Крачка (Sterna hirundo) 18
37 Лютик Ползучий (Ranunculus repens) 18
38 Клевер Луговой (Trifolium pratense) 18
39 Лабазник Вязолистный (Filipendula ulmaria) 18
40 Камыш Лесной (Scirpus sylvaticus) 18
41 Борщевик Сосновского (Heracleum sosnowskyi) 18
42 Домовый Воробей (Passer domesticus) 17
43 Черноголовка Обыкновенная (Prunella vulgaris) 17
44 Паслён Сладко-Горький (Solanum dulcamara) 17
45 Донник Белый (Melilotus albus) 17
46 Щавель Туполистный (Rumex obtusifolius) 17
47 Лопух Паутинистый (Arctium tomentosum) 17
48 Серая Ворона (Corvus cornix) 17
49 Поганка Красношейная (Podiceps auritus) 16
50 Лядвенец Рогатый (Lotus corniculatus) 16
Для написания данного поста использован конвертер текстовых и табличных данных, разработанный Константином Романовым (@kildor).
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ООПТ Нижегородской области.

На днях был создан новый зонтичный проект для сети ООПТ (Особо охраняемых природных территорий) Нижегородской области
В подпроектах будут аккумулироваться наблюдения всех видов живых организмов, зафиксированных налюдателями iNaturalist на обозначенных территориях.
Пока список ООПТ пока небольшой, но будет регулярно дополняться.

Среди уже существующих:
ООПТ ННО Зеленый город
ООПТ ННО памятник природы Щелоковский хутор
ООПТ ННО Заповедник Керженский
ООПТ ННО Заказник Уразовский
ООПТ ННО памятник природы Малиновая гряда
ООПТ ННО Заказник Ичалковский
ООПТ ННО ДК Склоны долины верховьев р. Озерки
ООПТ ННО Заказник Ситниковский

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 10:50 לפנה"צ על־ידי beerolha beerolha | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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Прием наблюдений продлен до 13 июля!

Уважаемые господа студенты!
Остается совсем немного времени до завершения практики. Вами проделана большая работа по самостоятельной инвентаризации и изучению флоры Европейской части России, но еще многое предстоит выполнить.
Хочу с вами поделиться общим рейтингом учебных практик российских вузов, которые используют для изучения флоры и растительности платформу inaturalistпрактики-по-ботанике-вузов-россии-2020-год .
На общем фоне мы выглядим хорошо и находимся где-то в серединке. Уверен, что к концу практики мы упрочим свои позиции.
Используйте выходные продуктивно! Прогулка на свежем воздухе в компании друзей и подруг украсят любую полевую экскурсию!

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 06:17 לפנה"צ על־ידי vladimirov vladimirov | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

Hello there

Today i woke up at 6 in the morning to make more observations. I noticed that in the morning, when the sun has barely risen up, the insects are very dull and slow. That makes for great photographs. Ok bye, im going to sleep.

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 03:45 לפנה"צ על־ידי dud3 dud3 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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Grouping observations

The observations must come from very specific sites whose cultivation history is known. I would prefer to sample selected field and non-field comparison sites on the same day. I would need assistance determining how to organize that data on this site -- if that is possible.

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 01:53 לפנה"צ על־ידי rbantjes rbantjes | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

Saving a sea gull

Yesterday when I was cleaning my new batch of fish that we caught my cousin spotted something. I looked at what she was pointing at and then I saw a silver gull getting dragged underwater, then I saw a octopus tentacle wrapping around the seagulls neck! I ran down into the water to see the seagull get dragged under. I plunged my hand in and brought the sea gull up to get a breath. Then I tried to get the octopus’s tentacles off the gull but it kept clinging on! I went straight for the head and pulled it out of the water it was so scared that it let go and the seagull swam off. I took the octopus away and released it and gave it some fish to eat so everyone worked out!

פורסם ב יולי 11, 2020 12:52 לפנה"צ על־ידי stickers65 stickers65 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

New Addition!

Hey guys!
A species not on the list was recently reported!
New Bird: Little Stint
Location: San Diego County

Have a good weekend!

פורסם ב יולי 10, 2020 11:13 אחה"צ על־ידי birdron birdron | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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Event summary and thank you!

Once again, thank you, everyone, for participating in the fifth Socially Distant Bioblitz (SDB)! Here is a condensed event summary followed by an overview of the 5-part Socially Distant Bioblitz Series. Enjoy!

SDB #5 summary:

80 observers submitted nearly 7,750 observations from 6 continents and 21 countries, which yielded 2,596 species. Congratulations to @ivanort in New York, USA for finding the most species (465) during the bioblitz! Runner-up mentions go out to @bonnieeamick, in Virginia, USA (416 species) and @alexis_orion in Germany (378 species).

Our collective “day” started soon after midnight at 12:54 AM local time west of Gold Coast, Australia, where @dustaway documented an Hypomecis externaria moth. After 41.5 hours of bioblitz fun, the observation period ended when @masonmaron recorded fire-colored beetle southeast of Seatlle, Washington (USA) at 11:26 PM local time.

SDB Series Summary:

The bioblitz on 5 July was the fifth and final bioblitz planned in our Socially Distant Bioblitz Series, which collected over 65,000 observations containing nearly 11,000 species. Over 700 participants submitted observations, representing 62 countries! Our goals for this series were to 1) help stave off cabin fever with many people working from home or stuck in quarantine, 2) encourage local and hyper-local exploration of the natural world, 3) bring more exposure to iNaturalist, and 4) give citizen-scientists an opportunity to feel socially connected while physically isolated. We hope you feel we achieved these goals, and we trust you enjoyed participating! Questions, comments, or feedback? Share by posting a comment below or send us a message – we would love to hear from you!

Lastly, @stephen169 brought to our attention the upcoming Great Southern Bioblitz , which runs from 25-28 September. Don’t live in the Southern Hemisphere? You can still support this event by assisting with IDs and encouraging your more southern friends to participate. It is going to be a fun international event!

Warm regards,

Steven Lamonde (@slamonde ), Sara Lobdell (@slob973 ) & Michael Nerrie (@mnerrie )

List of SDB #5 participating countries (21): Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czechia, Fiji, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.

פורסם ב יולי 10, 2020 10:43 אחה"צ על־ידי slamonde slamonde | 2 comments | הוספת תגובה
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17 000 в проекте!

За 5 дней преодолели еще тысячу наблюдений! Точные цифры на данный момент: 17097 наблюдений на 941 вид. Таким образом, с прошлого сообщения журнала зафиксировано еще 8 видов флоры области.

Лидер по числу видов @tomegatherion подготовил вот такую статистику по видам растений, которые были впервые отмечены на iNaturalist для нашей области в этом году (автор-даты-виды):


12.05 Ряска Турионообразующая
26.05 Гладыш Прусский
26.05 Проломник Удлинённый
11.06 Василёк Горный
24.06 Костёр Кровельный
07.07 Кипрей Ложнокраснеющий

06.06 Жабник Полевой
01.07 Лапчатка Прямая
09.07 Горошек Гороховидный
09.07 Марьянник Гребенчатый
09.07 Колокольчик Сибирский (кк)

08.06 Осока Войлочная
18.06 Острокильница Чернеющая (кк)
30.06 Кипрей Горный

23.05 Воронец Красноплодный (кк)
27.05 Княженика Обыкновенная (кк)

11.05 Живучка Женевская
01.07 Кипрей Горный

24.06 Полынь Однолетняя
28.06 Яснотка Стеблеобъемлющая

12.05 Фиалка Ривинуса
06.07 Жабник Полевой

25.06 Вяз Приземистый
26.06 Лунник Однолетний

04.07 Чертополох Поникший

19.06 Бересклет Европейский (возможно в культуре)

02.07 Острокильница Чернеющая (кк)

29.06 Горошек Тонколистный

25.06 Горошек Тонколистный

02.05 Медуница Узколистная

21.06 Живучка Женевская

Аналогичная статистика по грибам, которые курируются в проекте


08.04 Головач Продолговатый
10.04 Кладония Серно-Жёлтая
10.04 Cladonia gracilis
21.04 Трутовик Киноварно-Красный
21.04 Мицена Шишковая
23.04 Датрония Мягкая
23.04 Траметес Разноцветный
23.04 Стереум Нежновойлочный
23.04 Глеопорус Двухцветный
23.04 Laxitextum bicolor
27.04 Микростома Вытянутая
27.04 Skeletocutis amorpha
27.04 Dendrothele acerina
29.04 Trichaptum abietinum
01.05 Gloeophyllum abietinum
01.05 Аурискальпиум Обыкновенный
07.05 Сморчковая Шапочка
01.06 Трутовик Майский

25.04 Дедалеопсис Бугристый
08.06 Puccinia urticata
08.06 Бокальчик Полосатый

06.06 Мутинус Равенеля

18.04 Траметес Разноцветный

פורסם ב יולי 10, 2020 10:36 אחה"צ על־ידי beerolha beerolha | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה
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Observation of the Day and Weekly Winner: July 10

Our first full week (M-F) is complete! What a great 10 days it's been so far, with huge thanks to our 7 observers and 33 identifiers for helping collect 109 observations of 90 different species! If you want to help out but haven't been able to snap a photo outside, go to the observations already posted and see if you can help confirm their identities - a pretty flower is just a pretty flower until it has a name!

Today's observation is from Mary Price: the Intermediate Hooded Owlet (Cucullia intermedia). It is a moth of the family Noctuidae, and is found from coast to coast in the US, including southern Canada. It's common in the Inter-mountain West, like in our home county of Grand County!

Hooded Owlet

The wingspan is 45–50 mm, and adults are "on wing" from April through October. There are two generations per year. The larvae feed on the leaves of birch, poplar, willow and other trees and shrubs, as well as flowers of Lactuca and other Asteraceae species - some of which are found here in Grand!

And, Mary is our winner this week! She has won a super-handy mug from Two Pines Supply, as well as a Colorado Headwaters Land Trust baseball cap! Winners are chosen at random each week, so keep submitting your observations and you might win something cool, too!

We can't wait to see what you observe around the county. Join our Project today!

פורסם ב יולי 10, 2020 10:06 אחה"צ על־ידי coheadwaterslt coheadwaterslt | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה