Sutton Place Parks

This afternoon I had to be on 1st at 56th, so afterwards I walked across to Sutton Place so I could visit the little parks there. There are five of them, pocket parks, but I only visited three of those.

There were quite a lot of weeds, most of them not very surprising.

But the best thing I found was Shining Crane's-Bill (Geranium lucidum) which is a pretty small geranium, a species I have never seen before anywhere.

There was also a mass of green aphids o...

Posted on May 20, 2022 22:28 by susanhewitt susanhewitt | 9 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Welcome

This Bioblitz is for students in the Bong Wisconsin Master Naturalist training course in August 2022. It will be used in conjunction with classroom training and while on outdoor activities throughout the course.

Have fun with this and go find something you have never seen before!

Please do not join unless you are enrolled in this training event.

Thanks,
The Instructors

Posted on May 20, 2022 22:27 by chdphoto chdphoto | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Fresno students helped name California’s official state insect 50 years ago.

According to Sierra College, a state butterfly for California was first proposed in 1929 when members of the Lorquin Entomological Society pushed to have more people recognize the importance of entomology (the study of insects).

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/digital-exclusive/fresno-students-helped-name-californias-off...

Posted on May 20, 2022 22:22 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Sunrise Florida

This component of the Intertidal course has pushed me to be more observant of my surroundings. On a trip to the mall with my family, I observed these three animals.

Based on my observation, the area in question had a high richness of Northern Curly-tailed Lizard as I had observed over 20 different lizards in a span of 2 minutes while standing in one location.

Posted on May 20, 2022 21:09 by onella onella | 3 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

2022 CNC - Utah Results

Congratulations to all on another successful year of the City Nature Challenge! Utah participants helped to record some amazing biodiversity here in the state, and broke the record for most species ever observed during a City Nature Challenge in Utah! Combined with (see the international project stats here), and combined with those of o...

Posted on May 20, 2022 20:44 by nhmucitsci nhmucitsci | 0 comments | Leave a comment

2022 CNC - Global Results

Congratulations to all on another successful year of the City Nature Challenge! Utah participants helped to record some amazing biodiversity here in the state (see Utah stats here), and combined with those of over 440+ cities around the world, we collectively recorded more iNaturalist observations than any previous CNC!

Global ...

Posted on May 20, 2022 20:43 by nhmucitsci nhmucitsci | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April Wrap-Up

In the month of April, the I Spy and Identify Invasives project made 16,483 observations of 2,118 species! We had 241 different individuals observe and report native and invasive species across Canada and our network grew by 74 new individuals. Spring is arriving all across Canada and so many people are out observing, reporting and connecting with the nature around them!

This included 2,055 observations of 341 different introduced and invasive species. Three invasive species repo...

Posted on May 20, 2022 19:57 by invasive_species_council_of_bc invasive_species_council_of_bc | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nassella (Stipa) pulchra vs cernua

Can Nassella pulchra and cernua be distinguished macroscopically?

The Jepson online key distinguishes them based on lemma hairs (which I can only see with a hand lens or macro lens):
Couplet 8:

  • 8. Lemma body in age glabrous in distal 3/4 except on veins ..... S. cernua (N. cernua)
  • 8' Lemma body in age hairy throughout ..... S. pulchra (N. pulchra)
    https://ucjeps.b...

Posted on May 20, 2022 19:42 by fredwatson fredwatson | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Pollination Weather

Today is world bee day, and in celebration the sun has come out! Bees are essential to pollination in many of our Vancouver Island crops, and we are lucky to have a diversity of different bee types present and contributing to our agriculture!

Bumble bee in blueberry. © Bonnie Zand, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC).

Long-tongued bees like bumble bees are amazing pollinators ...

Posted on May 20, 2022 19:10 by bzand bzand | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Cloudland Canyon: My Favorite North Georgia State Park

Timber Rattlesnake
© Photographer: William Wise | iNat Observation:

Posted on May 20, 2022 18:01 by williamwisephoto williamwisephoto | 11 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

未完成的山东大学(青岛)生物名录 Not finishing -- a checklist of species in Shandong University (Qingdao)

第一次尝试日记这个功能,本来试图直接粘贴表格,但因原表格过于复杂而作罢;如果转为建立一个列表,似乎一个个选择也很麻烦,找不到窍门。日后可能在此更新名录,如有人很想查看也可以给这个号发消息。
It's the 1st time for me to try for a diary. At first I thought about pasting the table directly, but quitted because the original table was very complex. If I turned to set up a life list, it seemed to be complex, too--I did not find an easy way. It's possible to update to a real list for me in the future. And if someone can't wait to see it, sending a message to this account is also effec...

Posted on May 20, 2022 17:36 by karl_feng karl_feng | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Branching out with iNaturalist - some favorite possibilities

by Janet Wright (janetwright on iNaturalist.org), Spring 2022

This guide was written for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so I assume you’re already familiar with using the iNaturalist mobile app. If you’re not, here’s a quick introduction: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/video%252Btutorials#add_mob.
Now, let’s branch out to see what else iNatu...

Posted on May 20, 2022 17:12 by janetwright janetwright | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Catching up

This was a long, cold winter, with a lot of snow. The avian 'usual suspects' were around all winter, but it seemed to me as is if the populations were less than normal (I've been going to the same area for a few years now). This is a subjective assessment - they may have been at more reliable food sources. I don't know.

Spring migration this year (May/22) has been extended due to a cold, wet spring. I have concerns about the insect eating species, as the ground has been frozen u...

Posted on May 20, 2022 16:59 by mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 22 - Update

Hi all,

We will not be having a meeting this Sunday, May 22nd. We will resume the next week on the 29th.

Thanks!

Zachary Dankowicz

Posted on May 20, 2022 16:57 by zdanko zdanko | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Cahaba River Society BioBlitz uncovers 345 different species at historic Camp Fletcher

On April 29 & 30, 2022, over 150 participants joined Cahaba River Society for a BioBlitz at Camp Fletcher, an historic outdoor retreat and nature preserve founded in 1926 by Pauline Bray Fletcher, the first African American registered nurse in Alabama, as a haven for inner city Black children and families to explore nature and the outdoors.

During the BioBlitz, experts led teams of volunteers in searching for and documenting plants and animals on the site, creating a snapshot...

Posted on May 20, 2022 15:27 by katieshaddix katieshaddix | 0 comments | Leave a comment

1 500 observations : bravo !

Pas mal du tout ! ;-)
Ces 1500 observations ont permis d'identifier 460 espèces sur le site du Campus Terre & Avenir. Bravo aux GPN, principaux contributeurs de cette connaissance naturaliste locale qui permettra de mieux gérer les espaces.

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:58 by renaud42 renaud42 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

Join us today in celebrating World Bee Day, by contributing your pollinator observations to this Global Pollinator Watch project!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory vibe to include all of the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower bl...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:54 by apins apins | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

Join us today in celebrating World Bee Day, by contributing your pollinator observations to this Global Pollinator Watch project!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory vibe to include all of the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower bl...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:50 by apins apins | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

Join us today in celebrating World Bee Day, by contributing your pollinator observations to this Global Pollinator Watch project!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory vibe to include all of the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower bl...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:43 by apins apins | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Happy World Bee Day, 2022!

While World Bee Day was originally set up to celebrate the vital role Western honey bees have in both honey production and agricultural pollination services, we extend that celebratory mood to include all the native bee species all over the globe! Here in North America, that includes around 4,000 species of native bees, and if you’ve got a flower blooming someplace near you, I guarantee one of those bees will be buzzing around there sometime soon!
Scientists have noted, however, that...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:40 by srullman srullman | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Spring has Sprung!

May 2022 Journal
Happy Spring! As our temperatures slowly warm up the insects of our forests are becoming more and more active. Many species that may have overwintered as tiny larvae are beginning to feed once again; adults within pupae that remained safe and warm within the forest floor are preparing to emerge and egg masses that survived the wintry blasts are starting to hatch.
We want to take a moment to thank all our project members and iNaturalist participants for their num...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:35 by jeffreyb13_ogden jeffreyb13_ogden | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Wildlife Photographer Shoots TEN Mountain Lions … in His Backyard in Ramona.

Roy Toft has shot video and stills of coyotes, California gray fox, raptors, lynx, opossums, skunks, mule deer and raccoons on his East County property.

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/the-scene/wildlife-photographer-shoots-ten-mountain-lions-in-his-backyard-in-ramona/2944990/?amp

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:32 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Invitation to the Biodiversity Challenge - June 9 - 12, 2022

This challenge is timed later in the spring to provide an opportunity for areas in the more northerly latitudes to show more of their biodiversity. It is currently is a more free-from event - the only structure is that the dates of the challenge are the same across the various groups participating and there is a boundary of some sort.

Historically the event known as BiodiverCity was organized by Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute on the NatureLynx platform and was primaril...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:25 by marykrieger marykrieger | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Invitation to the Biodiversity Challenge - June 9 - 12, 2022

This challenge is timed later in the spring to provide an opportunity for areas in the more northerly latitudes to show more of their biodiversity. It is currently is a more free-from event - the only structure is that the dates of the challenge are the same across the various groups participating and there is a boundary of some sort.

Historically the event known as BiodiverCity was organized by Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute on the NatureLynx platform and was primaril...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:24 by marykrieger marykrieger | 0 comments | Leave a comment

How was City Nature Challenge for you?

Hi Lovely Local Verifiers!
Thank you for all who have taken part and verified our observations over City Nature Challenge. we were able to beat last year's target and achieve 59% of observations as research grade. We are really grateful to your support, and we'd like to know what the event was like for you.
Are you able to complete our short 4 minute survey? https://forms.office.com/r/gjZAQPv9Aj

Our visio...

Posted on May 20, 2022 14:02 by siwan_swift siwan_swift | 1 comment | Leave a comment

The final day of the Great Lakes BioBlitz is here!

Thank you so much for participating in the Great Lakes BioBlitz. We hope you have had a great time 'Blitzing with us this year! While we are sad the Great Lakes BioBlitz is coming to an end, it's been an amazing four weeks! We've already seen a lot of observations get posted, and have had a fantastic level of participation across the entire Great Lakes Basin.

But, it's not quite over just yet…. There is still all day today, up until 11:59pm in your time zone, to post final observ...

Posted on May 20, 2022 13:58 by n_colefisher n_colefisher | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The final day of the Great Lakes BioBlitz is here!

Thank you so much for participating in the Great Lakes BioBlitz. We hope you have had a great time 'Blitzing with us this year! While we are sad the Great Lakes BioBlitz is coming to an end, it's been an amazing four weeks! We've already seen a lot of observations get posted, and have had a fantastic level of participation across the entire Great Lakes Basin.

But, it's not quite over just yet…. There is still all day today, up until 11:59pm in your time zone, to post final observ...

Posted on May 20, 2022 13:57 by n_colefisher n_colefisher | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The final day of the Great Lakes BioBlitz is here!

Thank you so much for participating in the Great Lakes BioBlitz. We hope you have had a great time 'Blitzing with us this year! While we are sad the Great Lakes BioBlitz is coming to an end, it's been an amazing four weeks! We've already seen a lot of observations get posted, and have had a fantastic level of participation across the entire Great Lakes Basin.

But, it's not quite over just yet…. There is still all day today, up until 11:59pm in your time zone, to post final observ...

Posted on May 20, 2022 13:57 by n_colefisher n_colefisher | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The final day of the Great Lakes BioBlitz is here!

Thank you so much for participating in the Great Lakes BioBlitz. We hope you have had a great time 'Blitzing with us this year! While we are sad the Great Lakes BioBlitz is coming to an end, it's been an amazing four weeks! We've already seen a lot of observations get posted, and have had a fantastic level of participation across the entire Great Lakes Basin.

But, it's not quite over just yet…. There is still all day today, up until 11:59pm in your time zone, to post final observ...

Posted on May 20, 2022 13:57 by n_colefisher n_colefisher | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The final day of the Great Lakes BioBlitz is here!

Thank you so much for participating in the Great Lakes BioBlitz. We hope you have had a great time 'Blitzing with us this year! While we are sad the Great Lakes BioBlitz is coming to an end, it's been an amazing four weeks! We've already seen a lot of observations get posted, and have had a fantastic level of participation across the entire Great Lakes Basin.

But, it's not quite over just yet…. There is still all day today, up until 11:59pm in your time zone, to post final observ...

Posted on May 20, 2022 13:56 by n_colefisher n_colefisher | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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