Diario del proyecto Wild Worldwide 2021

21 de junio de 2021

Pollinator Week + Fundraising

Hi all,

It's #PollinatorWeek and also the week of our Blitz! This week celebrates native pollinators across the world and their great contribution to ecology. This week I will be posting on IG about and highlighting information about pollinators, particularly natives to my area.

Pollinator Week runs June 21-27 and is helmed up by Pollinator Partnership. This week and for the next month we are raising money to keep wild places wild and supporting the international efforts of the Nature Conservancy. This fundraiser will be promoted during out the Wild Worldwide 2021 Blitz as well.

Please see the link here for donating (can only be directly done via the Instagram app): https://www.instagram.com/p/CQY2PDusdte/

These efforts include protecting pollinators like bees, butterflies, bats, flies and all ecology! The Nature Conservancy protects lands in collaboration and support to First Nations and Indigenous peoples of North America. They have a presence in New York but also Canada and around the globe. ALL the money goes directly to the Nature Conservancy. Let us see how much we can raise! I also suggest considering a donation to the Pollinator Partnership itself as well as other pollinator supporting organizations like the Xerces Society. See their websites for info.

The fundraiser continues through this weekend when we will be having our #WildWorldwide2021 iNaturalist Community BioBliz. My plan going forward is to run a fundraiser every month. The organizations will range from those helping Black Americans entering STEM to those supporting conservation efforts of specific animals or locations in the world. We start big with the Nature Conservancy as our BioBlitz is global and featured all wildlife.

Are you ready for this weekend?

Pete

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11 de junio de 2021

Two Weeks Away!

We're two weeks away from our event. Please tell your friends and share on social media if you can! I am very excited for this... still must decide though where I will be visiting on the days of the event. I encourage all participants to map out your days if you can ahead of time. Will you visit a park? Will you be observing from your backyard? Will you be inside at work... I mean, check those windowsills for arthropod specimens!

Other things to consider, if you are planning to venture out in the field:

  • Try to go with a partner if you can, especially if where you go is secluded
  • Bring water! Stay hydrated and also if you will be in the sun, maybe bring some sunscreen.
  • I like to bring a backpack with me, as well as binoculars for birds. Things in my pack include: water, field guides, small plastic containers for temporary trapping of wildlife, small snacks, a flashlight, an extra phone mobile charger, etc.

Within the next two weeks leading to the event I will continue to post guides and helpful tips. Have a great weekend!

Pete

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31 de mayo de 2021

We're launched!

Today is the official unveiling of the project page here. Please take a look at the guidelines and details for the event. This blitz is rooted in the Instagram naturalist community but is inclusive to anyone interested in joining. The narrative and conversation will be split between seeing our observations here and also optionally reposting what we find using the #WildWorldwide2021 tag in IG. 

I hope you will join us in discovering the biodiversity around us. This blitz is not limited by taxa - we are looking at all around us including flora and fauna. Let's see it all!

I will be posting updates both here and via IG (ArthropodArchives) and hoping to make some basic "how to" videos explaining some things about using iNaturalist.

Cheers,
Pete 

PS - I would also like to take the time to thank Bri (Bri.Bugs on IG) for creating our banner art here. Please check out Bri on IG and Kofi! https://ko-fi.com/bribugs

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