Journal archives for January 2020

January 18, 2020

Annotation resolution: phenology

I don't do new year resolutions, but I'll make one exception. Well, two. I'm going to do lots of annotation (and not just phenology) from here on out. And take breaks from doing it to use the new piece of exercise equipment next to my computer so that I'll have more energy to observe stuff outside.

I discovered that you can filter observations that don't have annotations, so I'm doing phenology of TX/OK anemones now (note all the settings):,research&page=2&order_by=random&taxon_id=883652&place_id=18,12&without_term_id=12

And here's an interesting article about plant phenology.

And here's an amazing document covering all aspects of plant phenology.

Setting yourself up for an annotation session:

  1. go to Identify mode
  2. select the taxa (e.g. Lepidoptera or flowering plants) and the place (anywhere in the world as no local expertise is required)
  3. go to Filters and select Research Grade in addition to Needs ID
  4. open More Filters and select Without Annotation and a relevant option for your taxa
  5. click through each observation (with the Annotations tab selected) and annotate away!

Once selecting all the options, you can bookmark the resulting URL for quick access later.

Posted on January 18, 2020 02:05 PM by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 1 comment | Leave a comment