Texas leaderboard and Global leaderboard! And the link to ID'ing stuff from DFW

Hey all,

Just a few pages to also watch...

Here's the Texas leaderboard:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/texas-city-nature-challenge-2022-cities

Here's the global leaderboard:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2022

Here's the page where you can help with the DFW observations during the City Nature Challenge:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?project_id=124378
(it populates after the City Nature Challenge starts)

Hope you have lots of chances to engage with nature this weekend! Enjoy it!!!

פורסם על-ידי sambiology sambiology, אפריל 29, 2022 03:04 לפנה"צ

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The link for global leaderboard sends me to the Texas leaderboard.

פורסם על-ידי strawberrytart לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

So excited!

פורסם על-ידי strawberrytart לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Oooops! Fixed! :)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Whoop! Let's do this. :-)

פורסם על-ידי kathrynwells333 לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Also! One of the most helpful things to do is mark stuff as cultivated/captive throughout the state (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?project_id=texas-city-nature-challenge-2022-cities) ... Here's my message (feel free to copy/paste):

Don't forget to mark these as 'not wild.' Thanks! :)
https://vimeo.com/331151155

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Do cultivated/captive observations count towards the totals?

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@jaquiring -- they do, unfortunately (I'm a bit biased -- sometimes folks just go to the zoo or the botanic gardens during the city nature challenge!). However, the wild stuff is sooooo much more important! :)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

That's good to know. I definitely try to include as much wild as possible, but also usually a handful of cultivated things around the garden and neighborhood. Going to the zoo or a botanic garden feels like "cheating." ;)

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Here’s a challenge, go to a zoo or botanical garden and observe things that AREN’T captive/cultivated! 😃

פורסם על-ידי strawberrytart לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Great idea! I would imagine that arthropods would be particularly abundant!

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Just as another FYI -- you can search by "random" on the date/time while ID'ing -- I do this to 'mix it up' a bit.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?order_by=random&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2022-dallas-fort-worth

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@sambiology Good tip, Sam; thanks!

פורסם על-ידי kathrynwells333 לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

I’m a little late to the party, but I just finished uploading my final batch from my camera. Now time to keep identifying what I can!

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

I was looking at the global totals, and I am thoroughly impressed with the number of participants in La Paz! They have more participants than the next two cities combined!

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2022
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/reto-ciudad-naturaleza-2022-la-paz-cnc

I’d love to know what they’re doing to invite so much participation!

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

I don’t know how to offer a suggestion to iNaturalist, but in addition to comparing observations, observers, and species, it would be cool to see a comparison of observations per observer and species per observer. Of course we can calculate all of those manually, but it would be time consuming.

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
פורסם על-ידי strawberrytart לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Thanks!

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

I created a suggestion on the feature request forum. If anyone else thinks it would be a good feature, you can vote for it here:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/umbrella-project-page-sort-leaderboard-by-observations-per-observer-species-per-observer-and-observations-per-species/31591

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

So in looking at all the Texas areas that are competing, that made me wonder if they are all covering the same amount of territory/miles per group. It seems like we cover a rather large area, between all the counties.

פורסם על-ידי lulubelle לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

My, oh my. Lots of insects looking for IDs. Do we have any ento-people we can tap into?

פורסם על-ידי jsuplick לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Lulubelle, I wonder... I think one statistic that would be interesting to know is the mean number of observations per participant. I think DFW would come out on top. Another interesting metric would be the number of observers per square mile across all counties in our count.

פורסם על-ידי jsuplick לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@galactic_bug_man Are you available to identify many of the insects in the project still missing identifications?

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Here’s a link to identify arthropods needing to be identified.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?project_id=124378&taxon_id=47120

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

So as of this moment, DFW has about 31 observations per participant (the mean). Houston area has 19 per participant. It'd take a little work, but it'd be interesting to see the median since we clearly have a few people who contributed large numbers of observations. (Yay for us!!!)

פורסם על-ידי jsuplick לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@jaquiring, @galactic_bug_man is busy trying to put in his 1500 plus observations and has til tomorrow to get it done!

פורסם על-ידי lulubelle לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@lulubelle Yikes! I wish I were better at bug ID.

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Holy mackerel! This year, 45% of our observations were insects and 36% were plants. In 2021, it was 38% insects and 42% plants. Guess @galactic_bug_man is a player in all this. ;) In 2020 it was pretty much even between plant and insect observations at about 41-42%. So much life to observe, eh?

פורסם על-ידי jsuplick לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@jaquiring, I thought I was half decent at both bug & plant ID, but this year in particular, there are so very many of each that I have not seen before. I feel kind of useless.

פורסם על-ידי lulubelle לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Well, it's done. I think DFW did a freaking fantastic job this year!

פורסם על-ידי lulubelle לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Indeed! We're on the global leaderboard and all.

פורסם על-ידי jsuplick לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Third place city/region (fourth including global) for the entire world, top in Texas and America! Great job everyone!

פורסם על-ידי jaquiring לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

It was super fun!

פורסם על-ידי strawberrytart לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

WAY TO GO ALL!!!! :) I've got to do some of the analytics of the data from our area and from the rest of Texas, but you all have already said it -- we did AWESOME this year!!! :) Mark your calendar for next year already: April 28 - May 1, 2023. :)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@sambiology Yay! I've got the 2023 CNC on my calendar. :-)

פורסם על-ידי kathrynwells333 לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Are we able to keep identifying?

פורסם על-ידי lulubelle לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@lulubelle -- absolutely!!! Please do keep the ID's up -- the Texas Nature Trackers folks that will do the data analysis state-wide are still working on regional reports, so all of our ID's for the un-ID'ed are still super important. I'll try to work on this more as well.

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

@sambiology Do IDs to other than the species level "count"? (Not sure what "count" means.)

פורסם על-ידי jsuplick לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

Yes, absolutely -- so if genus or family is the lowest that an observation can get, the ID's are still super valuable! And there are still some observations that lack ID's at all, so even something like "grasses" or "beetles" still help narrow down the observation.

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

I'll try to complete some more IDs, as well!

פורסם על-ידי kathrynwells333 לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

OK, I went through the "Unknowns" this morning. Will continue onto other IDs as time permits.

פורסם על-ידי jsuplick לפני בערך חודש (סמן)

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