Journal archives for March 2020

March 17, 2020


Cherries in the area that seem to hold their fruit in the fall (more research needed)
Prunus spinosa
prunus kerasifera
prunus avium
prunus domestica
prunus emarginata
prunus americana
Prunus pensylvanica (fire cherry)
prunus caroliniana

Posted on March 17, 2020 01:55 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 20, 2020


so I disagreed with someones ID of oriental bittersweet, but I don't know roses enough to ID to species level so I just put Rosa. Others then ID-ed as multiflora rose. Why is my ID showing up as red on the community taxon? I didn't disagree with multiflora rose...

What to do when multiple species are on the same observation? There seem to be two ways of dealing with it.
Identifying the first organism:
Identifying to closest unifying group and selecting that the taxon cannot be improved:

I think I favor the latter. The former seems sloppy and innaccurate- we will have research-grade observations that are full of extra garbage.
Note - latter is endorsed by iNaturalist here

Posted on March 20, 2020 01:28 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment