New and Improved Missing Moss List for BC iNaturalist Observations

Earlier today I posted a list of mosses that are known from herbarium records but not yet observed in BC in the iNaturalist system. After some futzing around with query formats and synonymy and missing data, I have been able to pull habitat and elevation data from the Flora of North America project by querying Moss Species in BC. Some of the data is missing because it was never entered for FNA, but the pasted list below represents all the taxa that have yet to be photographed in BC in iN...

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Publicado el febrero 29, 2024 04:55 MAÑANA por rambryum rambryum | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Grassland restoration begins at Godwin Ranch

February 25th, 2024 was one of the hottest February days on record in Central Texas, with a high of 86 degrees, but it did not discourage the sixteen volunteers from the Underground Texas Grotto who joined our first workday of the year. Four teams tackled different projects meant to restore the tract to its pre-ranching days. One group planted a native garden of forbes, grasses, and trees, another removed fill from one of the caves, a third team picked up trash along the fence line while...

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Publicado el febrero 29, 2024 02:29 MAÑANA por eleonorelc eleonorelc | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Presentación en un clavado a la Ciencia

Explicamos un poco más del proyecto a través del programa Un Clavado a al Ciencia programa de la Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit

Conduce: René Alonso Morales Rojo

Escúchalo en: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4t9CRaLoElfxV0RPVDgThB?si=Ci--l0ucTPSYUnpQdrWQDw

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Publicado el febrero 29, 2024 01:17 MAÑANA por gabriela_maria_avila_villarreal gabriela_maria_avila_villarreal | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Project FAQ:

Quick FAQ:

Question 3: I have an observation of a species with at least limited data, but I'm not sure if nothing has been research about it?

That's ok! As long as the species has little to no data it is fine. A good scale for a species can only be created with a large data pool!

Question 2: How do I know what species to add?

After checking various guides, websites, and discussing with other trackers about the species and you still can't find any ...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 11:27 TARDE por cs16-levi cs16-levi

North Section - Feb 28, 2024

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
Terri, Oscar, and I walked the North section of Alma Bridge Rd. from the Jones Trail parking lot to the 2nd stop sign
Time: 9:04 am-10:57 am
Weather: clear skies. Started at 47 degrees F and increased to 62 degrees when we were done.

I documented: 31 adult newts, 2 juveniles, and 2 amphibians (may have been newts?). No live newts
Terri documented: 41 adult newts, 2 juveniles, 5 amphibians (maybe newts), 1 arthropod (maybe millipede)

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 10:43 TARDE por motherpurina motherpurina | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

A School of Rays in Mexico! - Observation of the Week, 2/28/24

Our Observation of the Week is this school of Golden Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera steindachneri, Raya tecolote in Spanish), seen in Mexico by

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 09:19 TARDE por tiwane tiwane | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Mosses of British Columbia not yet observed in BC on iNaturalist

There are roughly 800 moss species in British Columbia. In case anyone is interested in targeting some that have yet to be photographed in BC for the iNaturalist system, below you can find two lists.

The top list presents the 283 species known from herbarium collections but yet to have iNaturalist observations in the province.

The second list is a list of 54 species purportedly recorded for BC in iNaturalist but not present in herbarium records. I am annot...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 09:10 TARDE por rambryum rambryum | 9 comentarios | Deja un comentario

2-28-24 MAP Academy finds signs of spring!

Our friends from Mass Audubon returned today to help our MAP Academy students to explore the Farmhouse!

The rain was spitting but it certainly didn't dampen any spirits!

Insects were starting to stir and emerge in the warm rain, lichens and mosses were a bright green. We heard woodpeckers at work and not too far away, an early spring peeper starting to call!

Down by the water, a flock of returning blackbirds (Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds) were creating ...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 06:46 TARDE por kimberlysnyder kimberlysnyder | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Western Mass City Nature Challenge, April 26 - 29, 2024

It may only be the end of February, but Wood Frogs were sighted moving in Amherst and Groton, MA, last night, according to iNat observations. So it's spring already!

And that means it's just eight weeks to the City Nature Challenge, which is Friday, April 26th, though Sunday, April 29th, this year, plus the upload and ID period afterwards. I'm telling you this so you can clear your calendars for those four days, of course, but also because I'm lining up field trip leaders for the...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 06:15 TARDE por lynnharper lynnharper | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Banco de dados agora público

Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 06:13 TARDE por jorgeguerrapires_phd jorgeguerrapires_phd | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Sarcoptic Mange Doesn't Have to be a Death Sentence

Sarcoptic mange affects both domestic and wild animals. It is caused by the infestation of a mite in the skin and results in intense itchiness, hair thinning/loss, thickened/crusty skin, and scabbing. Secondary infections are also common. Afflicted animals suffer greatly, and if not treated, mange can lead to a slow, terrible death.

For various reasons, including a lack of respect for and understanding of our carnivores and the vital role they play in our ecosystems, mange was in...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 03:56 TARDE por canidsrule canidsrule

Welcome!

In the past the info below was included in the project's description. This year we decide to make this basic info our first journal post.

As in the past, we will be using the iNaturalist digital platform to record observations, under this project.
Signup to iNaturalist today and then join our 'City Nature Challenge 2024: Halifax Regional Municipality' project! By joining the project you will be notified when news items are added to our project page.
We also encourage peo...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 03:08 TARDE por mkkennedy mkkennedy | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Streets of Lisbon, Portugal, Wed Feb 28 2024


[Originally published at iFieldnotes.org]

Author: Daniel Hartley


Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024


Time: 08:30-09:30


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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 03:03 TARDE por danielhartley danielhartley | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

field journal 2

Date: 2/15/2024
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Trinity Woods (behind Farrell Hall)
Weather: 20 degrees F, clear and sunny but shaded in the woods, little to no wind
Habitat: mixed deciduous/evergreen forest, small stream and frozen pond nearby, moderately regular human activity

Species list:

  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard) definitely 1 but potentially 2
  • Black-capped Chickadee (heard and seen) 10+ individuals
  • Tufted Titmouse (h...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 02:45 TARDE por mfletch237 mfletch237 | 4 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

field journal 1

Observation date: 2/4/2024
Location: Salmon Hole
Start time: 3:50PM
End time: 4:45PM
Weather: clear sky, sunny in the low 30s – a breezes of 4mph NNE
Habitat: open deciduous forest along Salmon Hole trail (frequent human activity) – more shrub brush along the banks of the river.

My exact location was along the Burlington Wildways trail at Salmon Hole, about 500 feet from the rock jut-out that most people visit there. The forest seemed to be a maturing deciduo...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 02:44 TARDE por mfletch237 mfletch237 | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

2000 by 2000

Yesterday we almost simultanesouly hot two milestone: 2,000 species reported (not all reserahc grade) by 2,000 observers. What a great start!

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 02:32 TARDE por andywilson andywilson | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Nurse Log


Black Locust nurse log with at least nine species growing out of it.

I think of nurse logs existing in a rain forest or swamp somewhere... but they exist right here in Ohio too. Just need to find a log that takes a long time to rot.

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 01:33 TARDE por stockslager stockslager | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Opération "Un dragon? Dans mon jardin!"

Bonjour à tous

Nous lançons l'opération "Un dragon? Dans mon jardin!". Le but de l'action étant de recenser les espèces d'amphibiens (grenouilles, crapaud, tritons...) qui vivent à côté de chez vous ! Si vous avez un point d'eau à proximité (mare, étang, lavoir, fossé...), alors n'hésitez pas !
Pas besoin de connaissances particulières, nous vous proposons une formation afin d'apprendre à différencier les espèces Mayennaises !
Deux solutions pour participer :

  • ...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 01:04 TARDE por justinecpie53 justinecpie53 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Homoneura rhodesi Curran 1938

Rusty reddish yellow; frons longer than wide; abdomen with incomplete median brown vitta; wings with six brown spots. Length, 4.5 mm.

Description & illustration of wing in:
Curran, C.H. 1938. The African Lauxaniidae (Diptera). Ameri-can Museum Novitates 979.
https://digitallibrary.amnh.org/items/dc9a8091-1936-408e-be7b-f7f5a0141185

Female:
Face...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 12:23 TARDE por traianbertau traianbertau | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Весна 2024

28 февраля: грачи (визуально, единичные особи на гнездовьях).

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 12:08 TARDE por m_velikanov m_velikanov | 1 observación

Sanazarius biseriatus Drake 1953

Genus Sanazarius: Body subovate, pubescent; head short, clypeus not surpassing apical half of first antennal segment; length of antennae subequal or shorter than that of pronotum; cephalic spines present; bucculae open anteriorly; pronotum tricarinate, height of median carina equal to or slightly shorter than that of lateral carinae; pronotal hood slightly bulbous, extending beyond the apex of head in dorsal view; paranotum expanded, produced near the middle, oriented subvertica...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 11:34 MAÑANA por traianbertau traianbertau | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Кто посещает кормушку

В зимний период на кормушке наблюдается около 20 больших синиц, 15 домовых воробьёв, пара поползней, пара белых лазоревок, один большой пёстрый дятел, иногда прилетает стайка снегирей из 4 - 8 особей. Один раз, 27.02.2024г., прилетала обыкновенная лазоревка, но сфотографировать её не удалось. На автомобильной стоянке постоянно бывают сороки, иногда вороны.

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 09:28 MAÑANA por yurayahnke yurayahnke | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

Come and join the hunt! the 7th South Coast Sea Slug Census along our coast…

Welcome to our 2024 Sea Slug Census which will run from Thursday March 7th to Sunday March 17th, from Green Cape to Kiama

During March we encourage everyone to get down to the coast and hunt for sea slugs. It’s a great time of year when the waters are warm and the most Sea Slugs are to be seen (weather permitting). Any images and sightings you make will contribute to our efforts to record as much of our coastal biodiversity as we can.

There are many places you can hunt f...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 07:52 MAÑANA por libbyhepburn libbyhepburn | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Welcome 2024!

Semester iNaturalist observations are back in full swing after February break and we couldn't be more excited to see what you all have spotted on campus. Students in both Conservation Biology as well as Participatory Science classes have been hard at work recording their findings on the platform. Additionally, we're curious: Leave a comment below with your favorite observation around Brandeis that you have made in the past few months!

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 05:17 MAÑANA por pineguard pineguard | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Barred Knifejaw - a new species record for Australia

Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 04:12 MAÑANA por markmcg markmcg | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Update February 28th, 2024

Hi all,

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed this summer to the documentation of species as part of our Wilderness Society South Coast Track Wilderness BioBlitz! This region, and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, is of outstanding universal value. The incredible natural values must be protected with globally commendable stewardship, and not threatened by parks privatisation and development, as is planned for the South Coast Track.

While it started as one tr...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 03:58 MAÑANA por jimmy_cordwell jimmy_cordwell | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

beaufortia bracteosa kwongkanicola eriocephala

B. bracteosa stamens claw deep red pink or maroon
1.5 -4 mm claw length and hairy on one side
free filaments 5(6) often arising at same place free filament deep red 1.4 mm glabrous

kwongkanicola which has larger flowers, pale pink to yellow brown petals (red in B. bracteosa),
five to seven free filaments that emerge from the staminal claw at different points. claw deep red to purple, 3-8mm long villous inner surface free filament 5-7 at different points typical two t...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 03:25 MAÑANA por margl margl | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Mounting arthropods on microscopic slides

My protocol for microscopic slide mounting of Coccoidea (scale insects) and many other insects (inspired by various sources but mostly Kondo & Watson). Total time ~ 1 hour (but you can prepare several specimens in parallel)

  • Clearing: KOH 10%. Pierce the back with a needle (not necessary for small Diaspididae). Duration: a few minutes (if heated) to a few hours, then crush the scale insect with a spatula to evacuate the body contents. If you wait long enough, the content...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 03:13 MAÑANA por gillessanmartin gillessanmartin | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Forest Watch Updates + Citizen Science Survey

Hello Everyone.

Hope you are doing well and continuing to get involved in citizen science where you can. I just wanted to update you on a few things in relation to Forest Watch.

Before I do that I just want to direct you to a survey that is aimed ant getting feedback from people who participate and organise citizen science. The purpose of this survey is to better understand ongoing issues with inadequate representation of species in data records, varying approaches, and...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 02:11 MAÑANA por hayleytroupe hayleytroupe | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

oops some more

This is Gompholobium laxum. It is recognised in ALA and also in FloraBase but does not appear to be in the iNaturalist list of recognised names. @thebeachcomber

Posted by devito about 1 month ago

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1528218-Gompholobium-laxum

Posted by thebeachcombe...

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Publicado el febrero 28, 2024 12:10 MAÑANA por margl margl | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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