greenwashing

Pu capable d’entendre parler de plantation, alors qu’on détruit à un rythme effréné des boisés centenaires ! C’est du greenwashing, conscient ou non. À 8:00 : https://youtu.be/fqlE2lj_KXk?si=-RUnulepFi_tkEag&t=479

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:42 PM por renard_frak renard_frak | 2 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

The confusing tick-trefoils

Desmodium glabellum (tall tick-trefoil) and Desmodium perplexum (perplexed tick-trefoil) are members of the Desmodium paniculatum complex. The specific name perplexum suggests these taxa are confusing, which is indeed true. Until recently, it was very difficult to distinguish Desmodium glabellum from Desmodium perplexum. In 2020, a breakthrough research result put these species on the map (both figura...

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:30 PM por trscavo trscavo | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo 25 febrero 2024

Vi un par de delfines esta mañana justo antes de las 7:30. Dos delfines nadando de norte a norte del muelle de Los Muertos. Mi primer avistamiento de la temporada 2023-2024.

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:29 PM por drew_baxter drew_baxter | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Just 4 Days Until It Begins!

This isn't much of a news post, but more of a reminder that it is soon happening!

Thank you to those who have already joined and want to participate. For the first year, we already have a great group of people participating!

With that, be safe and have fun!

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:27 PM por robbieedun robbieedun | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Project Update 6: 2000+ members!

To my great surprise, I just realised it's been more than two and a half years since I last wrote a journal post for this project! Very lax of me, and apologies to all for the lack of more regular updates.

The project has been surging along, and we now have more than 7,000 observations, which is fantastic to see. We also recently surpassed 2,000 project members, thanks in part to some regular mentions of the project in recent iNat blog posts (eg observation of the week).

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 12:48 PM por thebeachcomber thebeachcomber | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Twelve Hours Left

Apparently, some of you never sleep, because the plant Needs ID pile is now down by just over 22,000 from where we started. I really can't believe it. Who wants to guess the ultimate number? Two percent of the pile? That's over 30,000! And who knows how many individual IDs we'd have to make to reach that!

But it's possible. Definitely within reach.

If you're getting a little bored with your usual identifying tactics, here are a few links for different ways to attack ...

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 12:43 PM por lynnharper lynnharper | 6 comentarios | Deja un comentario

SEASONS AT TOKAI SAND FYNBOS

This is a bit of an experiment.

The question is simply: can we detect seasonal plant and patterns at Tokai?
Remember that species are not just obvious when breeding, but also when fruiting, during new growth, and when people are expecting or looking for them, or even because nothing else is obvious.

Can we detect any patterns at Tokai?

January

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 12:18 PM por tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

New Western Australian Isopogon changes

In January 2024, a new paper came out with some important changes in what are referred to as the Isopogon spathulatus and Isopogon polycephalus complexes. The paper is accessible here: https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.13129. Also noting two of the authors, @bmichanderson and

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 10:01 AM por thebeachcomber thebeachcomber | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Оновлення GBIF

До раніше опублікованого в GBIF спостереження https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/4011741282
25.02.2024 додав фенофазу цвітіння, до спостереження https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49340596 додав віковий стан. Мета допису - перевірити чи ці дані будуть оновлюватися в GBIF.

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 09:53 AM por alexander_baransky alexander_baransky | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

La boite à outil

Échangeons, partageons, avançons…
Regroupons nos savoir, nos expériences et évoluons!

Un agri a obligatoirement déjà plusieurs casquettes, cela passe par menuiserie, mécanique, commerce, comptabilité, gestion de personnel quand il y a, pédologie, géographie climatologique, connaissance de la physiologie des plantes cultivées, observateur permanant des parcelles etc…
Alors n’oublions pas la boite à outil de base incontournable et essentiel : le vivant

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 07:34 AM por muriell muriell | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Identification of Actinodium

Actinodium is quite a unique genus of flowering plant. Endemic to southwestern Western Australia, the flower heads look just like a daisy, but the genus is actually in Myrtaceae. There is one described species, Actinodium cunninghamii, the 'Albany Daisy'. Most observations get identified as this species.

However, there is actually a second entity in this genus, the currently undescribed phr...

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 03:39 AM por thebeachcomber thebeachcomber | 9 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Natoona pimatshihk dans la vil

Natoona pimatshihk dans la vil

Cultural Inclusion: Celebrating Michif Translation of the City Nature Challenge logo

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an annual event that mobilizes thousands of people around the world to document nature in urban areas. This year, the

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:49 AM por saskatoonafforestationareas saskatoonafforestationareas | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Passed 20,000 observations

We sailed past 20,000 observations today and are closing in on 2,000 species.

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:41 AM por andywilson andywilson | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

In Appreciation of Montgomery Place for support

Montgomery Place: Where Remembrance and Environmentalism Meet

The Montgomery Place Community Association has been a steadfast ally in the preservation of history and the promotion of community engagement. In a gesture of kindness and support, they have offered to help spread awareness about the Saskatoon City Nature Challenge CNC YXE 2024 through their Facebook page, website, and a poster in their newsletter!

The Montgomery Place neighborhood, situated near the Richard ...

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:17 AM por saskatoonafforestationareas saskatoonafforestationareas | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Porcupine Sightings and Mud Tracks

There is a porcupine (North American Porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum) that lives in a culvert in an part of Castle Rock that I visit sometimes to take the dog for a walk. The first time I saw this porcupine was a little over a year ago. In fact, I have been documenting him (or her, I really don't know) on iNaturalist for the past year whenever I see him. Below are the links to those observations:

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 12:56 AM por mhughes26 mhughes26 | 6 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Welcome to the Southwest Piedmont Virginia iNaturalist 2024 City Nature Challenge iJournal Page

The Southwest Piedmont of Virginia is a region of rich biodiversity extending from biotopes of relatively low topographic relief in its eastern part to habitats up to an altitude of over 3000 feet above sea level on the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Southwest Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists organizes public citizen-scientist participation in the annual City Nature Challenge, administered internationally from the California Academy of Natural Sciences and the...

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Publicado el domingo, 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 12:52 AM por noelboaz noelboaz | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

The Halfway Point - And I'm Astounded!

I had to check this number twice: just over 18,000 fewer plant Needs ID observations than when we started. WOW! That is MORE than I thought we could do in 48 hours, and here we've reached that goal in just 24 hours. You all do good work!

I hope you're enjoying yourselves and I hope you take a break now and then (Seriously, it's OK if you get 8 hours sleep tonight.) I'll be back in the morning with the 36-hour numbers, and then we'll push on to victory!

(Eighteen thousan...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 11:55 PM por lynnharper lynnharper | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Identifying Hylodesmum and Distinguishing it from Desmodium

This post will cover how to identify North American Hylodesmum to species using fruits, flowers, and leaves, and how all three species are distinguished from Desmodium.

Not so long ago, Hylodesmum was split from Desmodium (Ohashi and Mill 2000). Despite the inevitable eyerolling that comes with any taxonomic change, this split is a fairly nice one: Hylodesmum was already a distinct subgenus of Desmodium (called subgenus ...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 11:45 PM por ciafre ciafre | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

Huricane Creek Park 1 hour mini-bioblitz

I decided to do another little 1 hour bioblitz. This time around a vernal pool in huricane creek park of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I found quite a few animals in just a single hour including my first ever marbled salamander which had me super excited!

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 10:05 PM por chandlerolson chandlerolson | 20 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Weed Wrangle Results

A huge thank you to everyone who came out today for our Weed Wrangle! We collected 20 bags of invasive species including Coral Ardisia, Tuberous Sword Fern, Wild Taro, and Mexican Petunia. With your help, we're keeping invasives out and allowing native vegetation to make a comeback. This is an annual event so be on the look-out next year for another opportunity to help improve the park. If you're interested in conducting your own invasives removal here or other opportunities, please see ...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 07:23 PM por treeswallow01 treeswallow01 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Glipidiomorpha obsoleta Franciscolo 1955

Original description with illustration in:
Franciscolo, M. E. 1955. Mordellidae and Scraptiidae in the Collections of the Durban Museum (XXIX. Contribution to the Knowledge of Mordellidae and Scraptiidae). Part I. Durban Museum Novitates, Vol. IV. Part XII
https://journals.co.za/doi/pdf/10.10520/AJA0012723X_1851

Hind tibiae with a distinct dorso-lateral ridge, hairy eyes, ely...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 06:57 PM por traianbertau traianbertau | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Courting behaviour of Dark-Eyed Junco

Today one of the local Dark-Eyed Junco's exhibited what looks like courting behavior. He was singing, which has been rare if at all present in the last 3-4 months of observing them.

Additionally, there was more than one Dark-Eyed junco present. Normally there is one or two that come along to eat with, or after, the house sparrow flocks. However, there were at least 3 present all morning today and I saw as many as 6.

They also seem to be staying longer at the food locat...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 06:53 PM por kronosaeon kronosaeon | 4 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Sphaeromorda natalensis Franciscolo 1950

Original description in:
Franciscolo, M. E. 1950. Ermischiella papuana n. gen. n. sp. di Mordellide della Nuova Guinea e diagnosi preliminari di tre nuovi generi africani (16 Contributo alla conoscenza dei Mordellidae).

Redescription with illustrations in:
Franciscolo, M. E. 1956. Mordellidae and Scraptiidae in the Collections of the Durban Museum (XXIX. Contribution to the Knowledge of Mordellidae and Scraptiidae). Part II Durban Museum Novitates, Vol. IV. Part XIV

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 06:09 PM por traianbertau traianbertau | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Euxoa catenula

In Fascicle 27-2 Don Lafontaine tells us that “Euxoa catenula can be distinguished from tronella and all other Euxoa species by diagnostic characters of the genitalia. The highly distinctive harpe is very short - less than half as long as the saccular extension, very markedly incurved and C-shaped, and slightly expanded apically with a dense cluster of setae at the apex. The shape of the vesica also is unique in that the apical portion has a row of four or five pouch...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 04:42 PM por glennfine glennfine | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Field Journal 2- Ornithology- Feb 18th- Middletown Springs, VT

Ornithology- Field Journal 2

Date- 2/18/24
Start time- 1:40
End time- 3:15
Location- Middletown Springs
Weather- Overcast, ~30 degrees Fahrenheit; sparse, brief snowfall; little wind
Habitats- Roadside/backyards in Middletown Springs, leading through a snowy cornfield with lots of agricultural disturbance, to a riverine pathway in deciduous-dominant forest (boxelder, American basswood, sugar maple, red oak, American elm, eastern black walnut, eastern white pin...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 04:24 PM por oharrington oharrington | 12 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Primera sortida del Grup de Recerca Botànica del 2024

Aquesta setmana hem fet la primera sortida del 2024 del Grup de Recerca Botànica de Muntanya i Natura. La sortida ha tingut lloc a la vall del Ges, a la comarca d'Osona, en un bosc de ribera. L'objectiu era trobar el lliri de neu (Galanthus nivalis) florit. Erem 9 participants i hem fet un recorregut d'uns 6 km. Hem pogut observar unes 40 espècies de plantes, entre elles el lliri de neu, en gran quantitat i en plena floració.

Espècies observades:

  1. Lliri de neu - Galant...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 04:21 PM por ressotaelspeus ressotaelspeus | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

The puzzle of passive lingual protrusion in ruminants, part 3: explanation via a new hypothesis

...continued from https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/milewski/90158-the-mystery-of-tongue-protruding-behaviour-in-ruminants-beginning-with-impalas-aepyceros-part-2#

DISCUSSION

I began with an impression that impalas are peculiarly inclined to protrude the tongue, in what seems to be a grat...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 04:09 PM por milewski milewski | 6 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Name changes from hirpicium to roessleria for hirpicium bechuanensis and h gazanioides

Dear Botswana Botanists
Please be aware that two of our most common daisy species have had their names changed recently. This complies with name changes already made on POWO.
https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77234972-1
https://powo.science.k...

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Publicado el sábado, 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 03:48 PM por botswanabugs botswanabugs | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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