Diario del proyecto San Mateo County Bio-Blitz

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09 de septiembre de 2017

Submit the magic 100,000th observation, get a t-shirt!

Dear Participants in the BEST county project on iNaturalist!

We are approaching a magic number - 100,000 observations - in San Mateo County! This project began on April 11, 2013, and in the 1,612 days since, we have garnered, on average, 61.6 observations per day. That's rather remarkable, so we have to celebrate. I will gladly purchase and provide a Sequoia Audubon t-shirt to the person whose observation is the official 100,000th observation in this project. I'll be watching - we admins have a way of knowing...if it turns out to be me who crosses the line, I'll give it to the next person.

Publicado el 09 de septiembre de 2017 por gyrrlfalcon gyrrlfalcon | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

22 de septiembre de 2017

Using the San Mateo County Bio-Blitz to deepen our knowledge!

We are over 100,000 entries, folks! That's so cool! I've developed, for my personal edification and education, an interesting corollary to this achievement. For the under-studied taxa, it is now possible to generate a list of the species most commonly seen in the county, as a kind of seat-of-the-pants guidebook to local distribution.

Take, for instance, Grasses. According to the project, some 88 species of grasses have been recorded in the county. I would feel unsure of those with only one or two observations, unless seen by an expert. But the top 20 have 9 or more observations in the county, at least some of those sightings confirmed. That feels somewhat solid. Take a look

Maybe I won't have to hope @boschniakia graciously looks at all my entries...maybe I can make her proud and ID a few grasses on my own!

Here's Sac Fungi, that brings up a large % of lichens:

Publicado el 22 de septiembre de 2017 por gyrrlfalcon gyrrlfalcon | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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