Aug 13, 2022 South Lakes Greenway - New Hiking Trail

Today I found a new hiking trail that is asphalt. I runs from route 55 to behind the South Lakes subdivision. I didn't realize it but there's a lake back there. I got some good photographs of waterfowl up close and detailed. Most of the ducks are domesticated and mixed. There were some Mallards that still seemed pure-bred. And, there were maybe 25 Canadian Geese.

I've checked observations I've uploaded. One plant species is a grass or ground cover and very airy and lightweight. ...

Ingresado el 14 de agosto de 2022 por davidlwhitehurst davidlwhitehurst | 9 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Interpretation of blaasop frogs, Breviceps

(writing in progress)

Please see this Attenborough footage of Breviceps and termites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mISMwN-0ggE.

I would like to review the genus Breviceps and interpret it relative to several themes, including myrmecophagy.
 
If you live in Cape Town, Breviceps is an important frog to know about. It has a centre of endemism in the Fynbos Biome. Breviceps persists in gardens...

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Breviceps adspersus and Notaden nichollsi are true myrmecophages among frogs

(writing in progress)
 
Although Breviceps is not specialised for myrmecophagy at the level of the genus, at least one species is a true myrmecophage: Breviceps adspersus. This is perhaps the commonest blaasop in South Africa. Please see the information on its diet below, which is the best summary I’ve yet found.
 
The closest counterpart to B. adspersus in Australia belongs to the genus Notaden (Limnodynastidae). Although no species of Notaden is morphologically as spec...

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The Beginning

In 2016/2017, an area of the Slades Swamp abutting our homestead was cut. We acquired the land after it had been cut and enrolled it in programs to assist with the conservation and reforestation of this tract. The tract is close to 70 acres.

In 2018/2019/2020 we planted over 33,000 trees including cypress and oaks. In addition, although we were unable to obtain cherry or other fruiting trees, we planted some Crepe Myrtle to provide for wildlife. We intend to continue to look for ...

Ingresado el 13 de agosto de 2022 por amybirder amybirder | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

First Journal Entry

Hello!

I had no idea I could journal within iNaturalist, but once I found out I wanted to give it a try. I have no intentions of making this a regular occurrence, because when I try and do things like that, they never go as planned! It'll just be when I get around to it or after I've gotten some interesting finds when visiting somewhere. My goal with my journal entries is to highlight my latest outdoor adventures and observations.

Most of my observations up until now have...

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Third year of the "socially distant bioblitz" -- wanna play?!?

Hey all!

So, it's our third year to do a 'socially distant bioblitz' - a week of observations and challenge in the DFW metroplex. Anyone and everyone can participate! As a matter of fact, if anyone makes an observation from September 4 - 10, it'll automatically be added to this umbrella project as well as the specific master naturalist project that covers those counties. No extra steps needed!

Each day will also include a challenge (just like the last couple years). I...

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Project für das NSG gestartet

Ich habe ein Projekt für das NSG Mönkeberger See gestartet. Hier können wir unsere Beobachtungen sammeln und am Ende des Jahres nach Artengruppen auswerten. So bekommen wir noch einen besseren Überblick über das Arteninventar – gerade in den Gruppen, in denen wir keine Spezis haben. Wir freuen uns über jede Beobachtung, die in diesem Project geteilt wird. Ihr müsst euch dazu nur einmal bei uns melden und werdet aufgenommen.

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Biodiversity Treasure Hunt

Hey we have created the project for next week's Treasure hunt. There are some great prizes so why not join in?
You will need to let us know your user name before the event so we can add you to the list of participants
Ferox australis presents ’Biodiversity Treasure Hunt’ – an interactive event positioned to engage the public in the environment using citizen science.
This event will take place in the highly biodiverse, Belair National Park.
For the event, each participant...

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How to get started? tips, local gall projects, and other resources

New to galls? No worries! Here's some info you might find useful.
Already know some, but looking for more info? Let's share some resources!
During Gall Week we will try to document the incredible diversity of galls. Galls are little structures on plants, induced by a few different groups of organisms, mostly insects. They often have interesting shapes, and many of them are colorful and objectively pretty. They can be found on leaves, stems, buds, and even roots. For a good backg...

Ingresado el 13 de agosto de 2022 por merav merav | 6 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Welcome to Homeschoolers of iNat!

Hello, and welcome to the group!

I would have made this post earlier, but I didn't think of making one until now.

I would like this project's primary purpose to be used as a group, in which we connect.
In doing so, I would love to give admin control to anyone interested in creating journal posts such as this. You can make them about anything, as long as they fit within the t...

Ingresado el 12 de agosto de 2022 por gatorhawk gatorhawk | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

July Summary

Top 5 Species:

  1. Osprey -- 38 observations (+1 from last year)
  2. Turkey Vulture -- 24 obs (+3 from last year)
  3. Red-tailed Hawk -- 21 obs (-2 from last year)
  4. Bald Eagle -- 17 obs (new to August Top 5)
  5. Great Horned Owl -- 15 obs (new to August Top 5)

Total Species: 18

Top 5 Observers (Observations):

  1. birdwhisperer -- 36 obs
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Past field trips (as of August 12th, 2020)

A list of some of the more recent field trips. I will be searching for iNat observations at these locations on these dates and will add observations little by little

2022
June 26th- Greynold's Park- Done

May 15th- County Line Scrub- Done

April 16th- Osteen Hammock Trail (Everglades National Park)- Done

March 26th- Native Plant Field Day... Multiple Locations below
-Miami Beach Botanical Garden-

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EcoQuestions: The Leaf Connection at Desert Botanical Garden


Porcelain leaves in progress. Photo: Mary Meyer

Thank you to everyone who attended the July session of EcoQuestions at Desert Botanical Garden! What a lovely opportunity to invite the community to join The Leaf Connection project, and share about the importance of botany and leaves in my studio practice...

Ingresado el 12 de agosto de 2022 por marymeyerstudio marymeyerstudio | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Weird Occurrence in the Pond

Okay, so it was about to bust out raining, and we have goats in the pasture that can't be in the rain so I was walking the pond rim, watching for droplets. Well, about that time, a few yards from where I was standing, pops up a fist-sized thing that looks like a turtle head. My first thought is "Whoa--back up, it's a Snapper."
But then this thing starts vibrating and bobbing like CRAZY. I'm horrified 'cause, well, WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT THING--TURTLES DON'T MOVE LIKE THAT!!!
It co...

Ingresado el 12 de agosto de 2022 por judithklee judithklee | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Welcome!

Welcome to the Glynn Prairie SNA Self-guided Bioblitz 2022!

We’re excited to have your help recording the biodiversity of this site and assisting with data collection for restoration projects! Please take some time to read the information below before visiting the SNA to make observations. To learn more about Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas, check out the website and

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1 weitere Art in allen Quadranten / 2 neu

alle Quadranten
Lythrum salicaria - Gewöhnlicher Blutweiderich

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Ononis repens - Kriechende Hauhechel
Cichorium intybus - Gemeine Wegwarte

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Skunkin'

I saw a black and white blob enmeshed in some mid-height shrubbery alongside the road just as this mysterious little moving thing untangled himself, and I realized he was a skunk. "Andy! A skunk!" I hollered and pointed, thrilled to see one alive. We'd seen too many dead along roads over the years, and rarely a living one. I had no worries my squeal of delight would disturb him. We were inside a car with the windows up due to the 90 degree heat. Still, he definitely did not like An...

Ingresado el 12 de agosto de 2022 por wildreturn wildreturn | 7 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

July 2022

We added at least 35 new species to the project this month with a few dozen more waiting to be confirmed. Most of the new additions were pollinators spotted on walks in our native tallgrass prairie. We also added several new species of moths during National Moth Week this year.

Five-Banded Thynnid Wasp

Spotted feeding on the nectar of Rattlesnake master flowers. This species seems to be fairly uncommon in KY but it is probably just underreported.

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Observation of the Week: royal river cruiser

This week's feature is a royal river cruiser, photographed and logged by iNaturalist user burgbirder in southern Ontario. The royal river cruiser is a large dragonfly that likes to fly fast, low patrols over open water and sunny pathways.

Show your support by liking and commenting on this Observati...

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Bi-County Life Survey - 8/11/2022

J. Zippay and I performed an all life (afternoon) survey. It began in John’s all Kentucky native plant garden. From there we went to Metcalfe County. We initially stopped at Dunham lake. There was an ample amount of swamp milkweed in bloom around the lake. However, the western setting sun was behind the tree line, causing substantial shade upon the milkweed and thus no pollinators were visible. We decided to go to the dry gulch park. On the way, we noticed that the clover loop cr...

Ingresado el 12 de agosto de 2022 por reupurtbones reupurtbones | 33 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Garden Snails--Day 3

I found some white foamy stuff around the grass I put in....I know that snails release white frothy foam when they are stressed or scared, but I don't see why they would be either; nothing has happened to them. I'm thinking possibly...eggs? Nah, my snails are too small for reproduction. Maybe my cat got in there and scared them...?
Any ideas?

But anyway, I haven't seen my snails. I wonder if they somehow escaped....but if they escaped, they wouldn't be able to leave foam, rig...

Ingresado el 12 de agosto de 2022 por judithklee judithklee | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Garden Snails--Day 2

My snails are happily hidden in their natural habitat. I misted the terrarium with a spray bottle. I still cannot find them.
Maybe when they get a bit bigger?

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Possible taxonomic significance of the tail-mane in Giraffa

(writing in progress)
 
The existence of a tail-mane – something I first noticed while dissecting giraffes in the ‘eighties in Kenya - does not seem to be acknowledged in the literature, even today.

However, its existence is

  • remarkable in its own right, and
  • of possible taxonomic significance within the genus.

Many photos show the existence of a tail-mane in Giraffa tippelskirchi. This is perhaps most noticeable in infants. However, it ...

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Weekly statistics between July 3, 2022 and July 9, 2022

This week 232 observers made 1612 observations between Sunday, July 3, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022. Among the top five observers, @jmgconsult observed 223 examples of life in the Anacostia watershed; @irisesmeralda77 contributed 118; @malik51 contributed 117;

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Weekly statistics between June 26, 2022 and July 2, 2022

This week 213 observers made 1137 observations between Sunday, June 26, 2022 to Saturday, July 2, 2022. Among the top five observers, @jmgconsult observed 112 examples of life in the Anacostia watershed; @brandonb21 contributed 107; @wilpersm contributed 81;

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