Journal archives for September 2023

September 07, 2023

PRE-mavericks

You might be a maverick, but you also are likely a pre-maverick! There's this project which uses an algorithm to identify observations that are almost maverick--specifically, a 2 to 1 disagreement. This is a great way to catch those possible mis-identifications...you know, back when you were still "learning".

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/pre-maverick

Two approaches are possible.

First approach:

you can go there, click the observations, filter to show YOUR observations, then work through them to see why you're a pre-maverick. Or here's the URL (replace yourusername with your username):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&place_id=any&project_id=156949&verifiable=any&user_id=yourusername


And this version of the URL allows you to see these in Identify mode:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=true&quality_grade=casual%2Cneeds_id%2Cresearch&project_id=156949&verifiable=any&user_id=yourusername

Second approach:

as mentioned by @lappelbaum below, you can use this URL to find any pre-mavericks that you have IDed for other people (replace yourusername with your username):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&place_id=any&project_id=156949&quality_grade=needs_id&verifiable=any&not_user_id=yourusername&ident_user_id=yourusername (note there are two yourusernames to change)


And this version of the URL allows you to see these in Identify mode:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=true&quality_grade=casual%2Cneeds_id%2Cresearch&project_id=156949&verifiable=any&ident_user_id=yourusername
Posted on September 07, 2023 05:36 PM by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 4 comments | Leave a comment

September 14, 2023

Late fall Timberlake Bioblitz: October 21st, 2023

Link to observations from this weekend!
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2023-10-20&d2=2023-10-22&place_id=any&project_id=timberlake-biological-field-station&verifiable=any

Identification modal link here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?d1=2023-10-20&d2=2023-10-22&place_id=any&project_id=timberlake-biological-field-station&verifiable=any

Species documented on iNat for the first time:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2023-10-20&d2=2023-10-22&place_id=any&verifiable=any&field:Similar%20observation%20set=First%20at%20Timberlake


Feel free to join us for a late October Bioblitz at Timberlake Field Station--October 21st. Newbies welcome! Attendees may begin arriving at noon Friday or anytime thereafter. We'll depart after lunch Sunday.

Tarleton State University’s Timberlake Field Station is an educational and research facility located on the Colorado River in the heart of Texas--midway between Austin and Abilene. The 790 acre property has over 2 miles of Colorado river frontage and includes bottomland and upland habitats.

I think everyone will already know, but it's been dry. There won't be much plant or aquatic life (unless the ponds catch water).

Upon arrival and before exploring, sign a release form at the pavilion. There will be printed maps for you to take also.

The original cabin (with AC and restrooms) is available and has 3 rooms with one bed and one room with 4 bunk beds. In addition there are two new bunkhouses (with AC and toilet) that sleep 12 each (6 bunk beds). There's lots of room to pitch a tent, or car camp, near the restroom and shower facility. No need to make reservation for cabin or bunkhouses--plenty of beds now.

Here's the link to detailed info about Timberlake (including directions): https://docs.google.com/document/d/19D_D0b94QvtB72GR8e5cSH8XHXFSe9DS69zffjRrbtw/edit?usp=sharing

Tarleton State University’s Timberlake Field Station is an educational and research facility located on the Colorado River in the heart of Texas--midway between Austin and Abilene. The 790 acre property has over 2 miles of Colorado river frontage and includes bottomland and upland habitats.

Timberlake iNaturalist Project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/timberlake-biological-field-station

Observations listed from least observed to most observed:
https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNatAPIv1_observations_species_counts?place_id=118103&taxon_id=48460&verifiable=true&order=asc


Tag folks you think would be interested. This list is incomplete and not intended to be exclusive--apologies if any regulars have accidentally been omitted. First-timers are welcome!

@amzapp, @annikaml, @bacchusrock, @baxter-slye, @bosqueaaron, @brandonmeadows, @brencero, @brentano, @butterflies4fun, @cameralenswrangler, @centratex, @chasingchickens, @currenfrasch, @connlindajo, @daltonlawing, @devinpedraza, @eaneubauer, @elytrid, @franpfer, @gcwarbler, @gwaithir, @immortalwhat, @inhat83, @isaaceastland, @jcochran706, @jeff_back, @jeffmci9, @jgw_atx, @k8thegr8, @katherinedaniels, @knightericm, @kimberlietx, @laurahaynes, @lorimalloy, @lovebirder, @lulubelle, @mammelton50, @megachile, @mpintar, @mikef451, @oddfitz, @observerjosh, @pynklynx, @prairie_rambler, @rkostecke, @rymcdaniel, @sagaciousoctopus, @sambiology, @steven_bach, @swissagnes, @tadamcochran, @wildcarrot

Posted on September 14, 2023 05:35 PM by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 46 comments | Leave a comment