Archivos de Diario para abril 2020

01 de abril de 2020

First Nature Neighbor - a spider!

Could you post a spider from your home or your yard?
Spiders make great neighbors - they eat different insects and other invertebrates, and don't make a mess.

Anotado en miércoles, 01 de abril de 2020 a las 11:49 PM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

10 de abril de 2020

10th Nature Neighbor

Our nature neighbor today is a dandelion! Dandelions are non-native plants that are very common in our lawns. They might be weeds, but they are important nonetheless - they are great nectar plants for bees!

Anotado en viernes, 10 de abril de 2020 a las 10:37 PM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de abril de 2020

April 17 Nature Neighbors - mammals!

Our nature neighbors today are Mammals! Which mammals can you find around your home? Most mammal are pretty shy, hiding during the day. Other mammals are too arrogant, and would walk (or hop) into our yard even when we are there. Can you find mammal tracks or scat (= a nice word for animal poop) in your yard?

Anotado en viernes, 17 de abril de 2020 a las 10:41 PM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

02 de abril de 2020

2nd Nature Neighbor - a squirrel!

Today, try and find a squirrel in your yard or near your home, and post it to our project!

Anotado en jueves, 02 de abril de 2020 a las 04:22 PM por merav merav | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

11 de abril de 2020

April 11 Nature Neighbor Challenge - sound observation!

Continuing on our Meet Your Nature Neighbors iNaturalist project, let’s try something new. Record a sound observation, then upload it via computer. Try to include a photo in your observation. Sound observations are great for birds and other animals that are difficult to photograph, but you can hear them easily. You can use “Voice Memos” or any similar app.

Learn how to add a photo or sound to an observation: https://vimeo.com/289168727

Anotado en sábado, 11 de abril de 2020 a las 05:48 PM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

25 de abril de 2020

April 25 Nature Neighbor - butterflies and moths!

Our nature neighbors today are butterflies and moths! For the second day of the City Nature Challenge, let’s focus on another under-represented group. There are probably many undocumented species of butterflies and moths in the urban environment. For an easy challenge, look for butterflies around native flowers. For a hard one, set a moth light in your balcony or yard at night. It could be as simple as a white t-shirt and a flashlight, or a white sheet with a UV light if you’ve got one!

Anotado en sábado, 25 de abril de 2020 a las 08:37 PM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

12 de abril de 2020

April 12 Nature Neighbor - ants!

Our nature neighbor today is an ant! Take a photo of ants in your kitchen and in your yard. Do they look the same? Are they different from ants you might see in a natural habitat? To learn more about Bay Area ants, download a free ant flier from BioBlitz.club website

Anotado en domingo, 12 de abril de 2020 a las 04:27 PM por merav merav | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de abril de 2020

April 13 Nature Neighbor - wildflowers!

Our nature neighbors today are wildflowers! It is still spring out there, so go out for a little walk if you can, and try to find a wildflower. Please take photos of naturally growing wildflowers, not planted ones. If you do choose to take a photo of a cultivated flower, please mark it as cultivated when entering the observation.

Anotado en lunes, 13 de abril de 2020 a las 06:40 PM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

06 de abril de 2020

North side - 4/1/2020

April 1st, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:30 am – 11:30 am: 0 live newts, 29 new dead newts, a few juveniles.
The weather was cold.
All newts observed today were new, as I removed everything last week. Today I also removed all newts but one from the road. I recorded the one that was left. I think it rained last over the weekend, and those 3-4 days that have passed were enough for some of the newts to dry completely. Some were already very difficult to remove from the road.
Other roadkills - some earthworms, millipedes, camel cricket, moth, snail, and a Western Skink. I also saw a live honey bee and a male honey bee on the road, and removed them.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0 in; YTD: 18.07 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 8 trucks, 24 cars (including County Parks maintenance pickup trucks), 8 bikes, 11 pedestrians.

Anotado en lunes, 06 de abril de 2020 a las 06:13 AM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Meet Your Nature Neighbors!

While sheltering-in-place we can still enjoy nature!
I would like to invite all my local friends to join our new project - Meet Your Nature Neighbors! All you need to do, is make an observation around your home or within walking distance, and share it on our new project -
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/meet-your-nature-neighbors
Each day we will have a challenge - something you need to find that day. But feel free to add any observation you make around your home. Let's see how many species we can find!

Anotado en lunes, 06 de abril de 2020 a las 06:44 PM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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