A morning at Shenandoah River State Park

Somehow until yesterday I had missed the existence of iNaturalist. Because @annagypsy and I take biologizing walks every weekend morning with the dogs, but our observations tend to not go anywhere, it only made sense to put iNaturalist to use this morning at Shenandoah River State Park. We had a great morning that included a copperhead eating an unidentified rodent, a pair of Bald Eagles, an eastern box turtle, and a host of other plants and animals. This is my first journal entry, so I'll be curious to see how the linkage to the observations works.

Posted on September 27, 2015 10:41 PM by jacobogre jacobogre

Observations

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Eastern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 10:03 AM EDT

Description

Unable to identify rodent food item.

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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 10:24 AM EDT

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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 09:28 AM EDT

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Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 09:29 AM EDT

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Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 08:42 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina)

Observer

jacobogre

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Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 08:37 AM EDT

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Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 08:40 AM EDT

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Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 08:37 AM EDT

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Arrowheads (Genus Sagittaria)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 09:44 AM EDT

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Turkey-Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 08:44 AM EDT

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Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 10:14 AM EDT

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Changeable Mantleslug (Megapallifera mutabilis)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 09:16 AM EDT

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Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 09:06 AM EDT

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Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 08:40 AM EDT

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Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 27, 2015 08:40 AM EDT

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Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 26, 2015 09:58 AM EDT

Description

Group of five or more Gray Catbirds flitting around the brush.

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Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 26, 2015 09:59 AM EDT

Description

One of many cardinals observed during the day, but the only one for which I could get a photo, albeit fuzzy.

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 26, 2015 09:26 AM EDT

Description

Juvenile (1st or 2nd year) eagle; landed on branch next to adult in associated observation.

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 26, 2015 09:26 AM EDT

Description

Adult eagle sitting in a sycamore 300-400m upstream along Shenandoah River.

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Grapevines (Genus Vitis)

Observer

jacobogre

Date

September 26, 2015 08:13 PM EDT

Description

Perhaps Vitis riparia?

Comments

Awesome! Welcome to the awesomeness of iNaturalist :-) Hope you visit Blandy--looks like you're out that way!

Posted by carrieseltzer over 8 years ago

Thanks! We try to get to Blandy at least every-other weekend, and I expect we'll have a good bit to add around there between records from before joining iNaturalist and observations to be made in the future.

Posted by jacobogre over 8 years ago

I used to work at Blandy and have a handful of observations there from my pre-iNat days. I should try to get their staff on board with iNaturalist again.

Posted by carrieseltzer over 8 years ago

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