Journal archives for August 2018

August 13, 2018

peeking behind the curtain

Amazing how little we understand about what's behind the features we use every day. Amazing how much is packed in there and how jerry-rigged it is. That's not a beef, by the way.
Today i wanted to search observations of a moth, and include the "adult" annotation. Hmm, not available.
Went to the Google groups to see if there was a way to do this.
Well, there is. But reading this thread is enlightening in many ways. It gives the tiniest glimpse into why there are six different ways to search, and why they all work differently (even giving different results)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/inaturalist/annotation$20search%7Csort:date/inaturalist/90Ng86D3EP4/4kUe66pNCwAJ

Posted on August 13, 2018 17:07 by ellen5 ellen5 | 1 observations | 11 comments | Leave a comment

August 14, 2018

Native pollinators

* * * 400 Osmia provide the same pollination service as 10,000 honeybees * * *
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/08/14/638308839/watch-this-native-pollinator-build-her-bee-jeweled-nest

Posted on August 14, 2018 16:29 by ellen5 ellen5 | 1 comments | Leave a comment

August 17, 2018

Ahem. A message from the great wasteland

At this counting, over 1/3rd of moth species posted to National Moth Week 2018: Texas were observed in TPWD district 2. Also known as the vast empty wasteland of the panhandle. https://www.inaturalist.org/places/tpwd-wildlife-district-2
This was achieved by just 12 people. (I'm not even finished yet)
And some of our moths have yet to be identified.
Help us out!

Posted on August 17, 2018 15:19 by ellen5 ellen5 | 7 observations | 1 comments | Leave a comment