Congratulations on a Successful 2022 City Nature Challenge

Hello All, and thank you for participating in Team WNC for the City Nature Challenge!

We had a fantastic turnout this year! We beat our 2021 totals in all three categories this year:

Observations:
2021: 7,259
2022: 7,443

Species:
2021: 1,579
2022: 1,735

Observers:
2021: 697
2022: 703

We didn't overcome the Triangle juggernaut this year, but we once again came in second in all categories for the state. We performed well withi...

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 02:24 PM por jmarchal jmarchal | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Pourthiaea sp. indet (Rosaceae) - A common tree in New Jersey without an ID.

Dear iNaturalist community -

We need help to ID a common non-native tree naturalized throughout Princeton, NJ. The tree grows in the Herrontown Woods Arboretum and has been featured in several posts in iNaturalist. This unidentified Pourthiaea was also featured in a blog post by Stephen Hiltner (Princeton Nature Notes). Several posts are listed below.

Please note that we (Stephen Hiltner & John Clark) are confident this is NOT Pourthiaea villosa. P. villosa and the m...

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 01:51 PM por phinaea phinaea | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Dames Rocket - Its Emerging Presence in Arlington

This spring I was surprised to discover a very large 2 1/2 foot upright plant with buds clustered at the top in an un-managed, shared right of way bordering a neighboring yard . It definitely was not present last year, at least not in this form. I took a picture, iNaturalist tentatively identified it as Dames rocket, and I placed it on my "watch" list. In a week's times, it had added another 6 inches to its height and the clustered buds were now spread out a bit along the stem, in additi...

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 01:15 PM por ecrow ecrow | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Zonas de muestreo

El área de estudió se dividió en 5 bloques de muestreo para tener una muestra representativa de la fauna Se considero los cuerpos de agua, lagunas, bosques de galerías, ecosistemas rocosos, humedales, potreros cobertura de bosque etc. Dentro de estos bloques se seleccionaron diferentes puntos de muestreo de acuerdo a cada grupo taxonómico a estudiar.

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 12:21 PM por juanrivasflorez juanrivasflorez | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

But my trail tree is only 30 years old. It must be natural, right?

First of all, the best way to establish that your trail tree is a real one is to locate it on Nova Scotia's public lidar map - https://nsgi.novascotia.ca/datalocator/elevation/ . You will see a linear scar on the map at the 1:100 m scale if it is absolutely the genuine article. You should get your coordinates from your iNaturalist photo up to about 5 decimal places. Secondly, yes, contrary to what the "expert...

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 12:07 PM por marymacaulay marymacaulay | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Twist Tree Update and Electro-magnetic Mounds

Twist Trees - vertically twisted trees, which can be of like or dissimilar species twisted together like red licorice, are correlated with magnetic anomalies. What does this mean? If you are out in the field using a compass or google maps or any device which uses an internal compass to locate where you actually are at time of reading, you will notice the device has great difficulty pinpointing your location. If for example, you are next to an electromagnetic mound (yes these abound in Mi...

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 11:41 AM por marymacaulay marymacaulay | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Desítka nepůvodních rostlin

Proč že máme políčeno právě na těchto 10 rostlin? Viz níže (sepsal Jan Pergl)

Ambrozie peřenolistá (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

Ambrozie produkuje velmi agresivní pyl. Má velmi omezené rozšíření, často se vyskytuje na okrajích zemědělských pozemků. Znalost jejího výskytu by nám mohla pomoci zabránit v jejím dalším šíření.


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Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 08:37 AM por pavel pavel | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

První den je za námi

První den byl takový rozehřívací, protože většina lidí se dostane do pořádné přírody asi až o volném dni. I tak už ale máme téměř padesát pozorování, převážně pajasanu žláznatého, a to i z míst, které si "příroda bere zpátky".

Na druhém místě v počtu exemplářů je pak nechvalně proslulé, ale atraktivní slunéčko východní.

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 07:40 AM por pavel pavel | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Checklist of Botswana's solifugae.

This checklist was thankfully created by @tonyrebelo
More observatons of the missing species are needed from Bots !
https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4266320-Solifugids-of-Botswana

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 04:24 AM por botswanabugs botswanabugs | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

MassBeetles is Live!

A beta of MassBeetles is now live! I am still working to populate the county-level data so expect to see a lot of blanks there for now.

Please note, only Research Grade iNat records are included in the database.

Mass Beetles Logo

Anotado en 21 de mayo de 2022 a las 03:15 AM por jformanorth jformanorth | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Sutton Place Parks

This afternoon I had to be on 1st at 56th, so afterwards I walked across to Sutton Place so I could visit the little parks there. There are five of them, pocket parks, but I only visited three of those.

There were quite a lot of weeds, most of them not very surprising.

But the best thing I found was Shining Crane's-Bill (Geranium lucidum) which is a pretty small geranium, a species I have never seen before anywhere.

There was also a mass of green aphids o...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 10:28 PM por susanhewitt susanhewitt | 9 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Welcome

This Bioblitz is for students in the Bong Wisconsin Master Naturalist training course in August 2022. It will be used in conjunction with classroom training and while on outdoor activities throughout the course.

Have fun with this and go find something you have never seen before!

Please do not join unless you are enrolled in this training event.

Thanks,
The Instructors

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 10:27 PM por chdphoto chdphoto | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Fresno students helped name California’s official state insect 50 years ago.

According to Sierra College, a state butterfly for California was first proposed in 1929 when members of the Lorquin Entomological Society pushed to have more people recognize the importance of entomology (the study of insects).

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/digital-exclusive/fresno-students-helped-name-californias-off...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 10:22 PM por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Sunrise Florida

This component of the Intertidal course has pushed me to be more observant of my surroundings. On a trip to the mall with my family, I observed these three animals.

Based on my observation, the area in question had a high richness of Northern Curly-tailed Lizard as I had observed over 20 different lizards in a span of 2 minutes while standing in one location.

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 09:09 PM por onella onella | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

2022 CNC - Utah Results

Congratulations to all on another successful year of the City Nature Challenge! Utah participants helped to record some amazing biodiversity here in the state, and broke the record for most species ever observed during a City Nature Challenge in Utah! Combined with (see the international project stats here), and combined with those of o...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 08:44 PM por nhmucitsci nhmucitsci | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

2022 CNC - Global Results

Congratulations to all on another successful year of the City Nature Challenge! Utah participants helped to record some amazing biodiversity here in the state (see Utah stats here), and combined with those of over 440+ cities around the world, we collectively recorded more iNaturalist observations than any previous CNC!

Global ...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 08:43 PM por nhmucitsci nhmucitsci | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

April Wrap-Up

In the month of April, the I Spy and Identify Invasives project made 16,483 observations of 2,118 species! We had 241 different individuals observe and report native and invasive species across Canada and our network grew by 74 new individuals. Spring is arriving all across Canada and so many people are out observing, reporting and connecting with the nature around them!

This included 2,055 observations of 341 different introduced and invasive species. Three invasive species repo...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 07:57 PM por invasive_species_council_of_bc invasive_species_council_of_bc | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Nassella (Stipa) pulchra vs cernua

Can Nassella pulchra and cernua be distinguished macroscopically?

The Jepson online key distinguishes them based on lemma hairs (which I can only see with a hand lens or macro lens):
Couplet 8:

  • 8. Lemma body in age glabrous in distal 3/4 except on veins ..... S. cernua (N. cernua)
  • 8' Lemma body in age hairy throughout ..... S. pulchra (N. pulchra)
    https://ucjeps.b...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 07:42 PM por fredwatson fredwatson | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Pollination Weather

Today is world bee day, and in celebration the sun has come out! Bees are essential to pollination in many of our Vancouver Island crops, and we are lucky to have a diversity of different bee types present and contributing to our agriculture!

Bumble bee in blueberry. © Bonnie Zand, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC).

Long-tongued bees like bumble bees are amazing pollinators ...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 07:10 PM por bzand bzand | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Cloudland Canyon: My Favorite North Georgia State Park

Timber Rattlesnake
© Photographer: William Wise | iNat Observation:

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 06:01 PM por williamwisephoto williamwisephoto | 11 observaciones | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

未完成的山东大学(青岛)生物名录 Not finishing -- a checklist of species in Shandong University (Qingdao)

第一次尝试日记这个功能,本来试图直接粘贴表格,但因原表格过于复杂而作罢;如果转为建立一个列表,似乎一个个选择也很麻烦,找不到窍门。日后可能在此更新名录,如有人很想查看也可以给这个号发消息。
It's the 1st time for me to try for a diary. At first I thought about pasting the table directly, but quitted because the original table was very complex. If I turned to set up a life list, it seemed to be complex, too--I did not find an easy way. It's possible to update to a real list for me in the future. And if someone can't wait to see it, sending a message to this account is also effec...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 05:36 PM por karl_feng karl_feng | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

Branching out with iNaturalist - some favorite possibilities

by Janet Wright (janetwright on iNaturalist.org), Spring 2022

This guide was written for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so I assume you’re already familiar with using the iNaturalist mobile app. If you’re not, here’s a quick introduction: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/video%252Btutorials#add_mob.
Now, let’s branch out to see what else iNatu...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 05:12 PM por janetwright janetwright | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

Catching up

This was a long, cold winter, with a lot of snow. The avian 'usual suspects' were around all winter, but it seemed to me as is if the populations were less than normal (I've been going to the same area for a few years now). This is a subjective assessment - they may have been at more reliable food sources. I don't know.

Spring migration this year (May/22) has been extended due to a cold, wet spring. I have concerns about the insect eating species, as the ground has been frozen u...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 04:59 PM por mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

May 22 - Update

Hi all,

We will not be having a meeting this Sunday, May 22nd. We will resume the next week on the 29th.

Thanks!

Zachary Dankowicz

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 04:57 PM por zdanko zdanko | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

Cahaba River Society BioBlitz uncovers 345 different species at historic Camp Fletcher

On April 29 & 30, 2022, over 150 participants joined Cahaba River Society for a BioBlitz at Camp Fletcher, an historic outdoor retreat and nature preserve founded in 1926 by Pauline Bray Fletcher, the first African American registered nurse in Alabama, as a haven for inner city Black children and families to explore nature and the outdoors.

During the BioBlitz, experts led teams of volunteers in searching for and documenting plants and animals on the site, creating a snapshot...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 03:27 PM por katieshaddix katieshaddix | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

1 500 observations : bravo !

Pas mal du tout ! ;-)
Ces 1500 observations ont permis d'identifier 460 espèces sur le site du Campus Terre & Avenir. Bravo aux GPN, principaux contributeurs de cette connaissance naturaliste locale qui permettra de mieux gérer les espaces.

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 02:58 PM por renaud42 renaud42 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

Join us today in celebrating World Bee Day, by contributing your pollinator observations to this Global Pollinator Watch project!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory vibe to include all of the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower bl...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 02:54 PM por apins apins | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

Join us today in celebrating World Bee Day, by contributing your pollinator observations to this Global Pollinator Watch project!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory vibe to include all of the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower bl...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 02:50 PM por apins apins | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

Join us today in celebrating World Bee Day, by contributing your pollinator observations to this Global Pollinator Watch project!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory vibe to include all of the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower bl...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 02:43 PM por apins apins | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory mood to include all the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower blooming someplace near you, I guarantee one of those bees will be buzzing around there sometime soon!
Scientists have noted, however, that...

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 02:40 PM por srullman srullman | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario
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