iNaturalist app training

This morning I joined a group (@alenartz and Cicely, @cflower, @jszalwinski, @kgometz and @mtluczek) involved in mapping non-native Pennisetum grasses in the Phoenix parks and preserve system. It was a refresher course in using the iNaturalist app. The good news is we only found a little buffel grass, and no fountain grass. We did see a good bit of stinknet, though. But we found plenty of interesting things to observe, even though the spring season is quickly coming to an end. Most everything green is quickly turning to brown.

One point I stressed is the utility of using iNaturalist to find out the names of creatures you don't know. We had a live demonstration of that when I posted an observation of a plant we found while crossing the playing field of a nearby school. Within half an hour or so we had an ID (thanks, @nathantaylor7583!).

Posted on May 06, 2017 07:54 PM by stevejones stevejones

Observations

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Scarlet Pimpernel (Lysimachia arvensis)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 08:02 AM MDT

Description

In lawn at Mountain View School playing field

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Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 08:50 AM MDT

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Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 08:52 AM MDT

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Triangle-leaf Bursage (Ambrosia deltoidea)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 08:55 AM MDT

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Wall Barley (Hordeum murinum)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:09 AM MDT

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Buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:11 AM MDT

Description

Below dam

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Desert Lavender (Condea emoryi)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:17 AM MDT

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Grasses (Family Poaceae)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:22 AM MDT

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Velvet Mesquite (Neltuma velutina)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:27 AM MDT

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Russian Thistles (Genus Salsola)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:28 AM MDT

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Common Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:35 AM MDT

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Desert Museum Palo Verde (Parkinsonia aculeata × florida × microphylla)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:53 AM MDT

Description

Parkinsonia ✕ "Desert Museum"? The single flower looks like P. aculeata, and the plant has plenty of young fruit. However, the leaves are very short.

Photos / Sounds

What

Buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris)

Observer

stevejones

Date

May 6, 2017 09:55 AM MDT

Comments

Glad I could be of assistance!

Posted by nathantaylor about 7 years ago

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