Journal archives for April 2016

April 07, 2016

Cymopterus confusion

We've had a number of interesting cymopterus observations up our way, lately. But we're having trouble finding a trustworthy source for identifying these at the species level. It seems the most authoritative sources are in disagreement with one another.
Does anyone have a recommendation as to a really good treatment on distinguishing these?

Posted on April 07, 2016 17:56 by ellen5 ellen5 | 1 observation | 3 comments | Leave a comment

April 21, 2016

To the small-minded, foolish man:

Unidentifiable observations may have the most value.

Posted on April 21, 2016 00:37 by ellen5 ellen5 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Speaking of Invasive Species…..

OK, so you've found an unusual plant. Let's say it might be a milkweed, one you've never seen before.
Do you pick a leaf to check out the latex?
Did you just damage that plant?And is this a rare species of milkweed?
Is your curiousity more important than the survival of that species, and all other interrelated species in its habitat?
Take a photo, and LEAVE THINGS ALONE

Posted on April 21, 2016 14:32 by ellen5 ellen5 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 27, 2016

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If anything can drive me away from iNaturalist, it's going to be people arguing about taxonomy.

Posted on April 27, 2016 16:21 by ellen5 ellen5 | 0 comments | Leave a comment