Archivos de diario de junio 2015

04 de junio de 2015

Thank you all for your contributions to the Global Snapshot of Biodiversity!

I just wrote a short update for the event-specific project, which you can read here:

You can also read more in a piece written for the National Geographic Voices blog:

Publicado el junio 4, 2015 04:52 TARDE por carrieseltzer carrieseltzer | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

19 de junio de 2015

Who saw more than 13 different taxa in 11 days?

Right before the global snapshot of biodiversity began, I issued a challenge: Try to find & photograph all 13 of iNaturalist's "iconic taxa" groups in 11 days. The idea was to push people outside of their comfort zones and encourage them to look for organisms they usually overlook.

A handful of people came close, but only one person recorded all of these:
-Fungi (including lichens)
-Ray-finned fishes
-Other Animals (not in an animal category listed above)
-Kelp, Diatoms, and Allies

Congratulations to kcastaneda, a new user from California! Great job, Kathy!

Two others were close. juancruzado and lst each only missed Chromista. Well done! Chromista are much harder if you aren't near a coastline!

I know that I've had my eyes peeled for slime molds as a result of this challenge, and I hope that the global snapshot of biodiversity encouraged each of you to notice something you otherwise might have missed. You can see some of our favorite observations on the Great Nature Project site.

Feel free to post your favorite observations from the event below!

Publicado el junio 19, 2015 05:28 TARDE por carrieseltzer carrieseltzer | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario