What are some notable observations, NYC?

While we keep plugging away at these observation identifications, let us know about the cool stuff you're seeing! The global CNC organizers are asking for some "interesting/amazing/unusual/fun" finds that they might be able to put in their global results report on Monday. Please use the comments below this post to let us know about anything rare, interesting, amazing, unusual, fun/funny observations you come across. They can be yours or others, but make sure you include the link to the observation and maybe a quick note about what's so cool about it. If it's not your observation, please tag the person who made it by typing an "@" before their username (ex: @klodonnell) so that they can see that we're talking about their observation.

Posted by klodonnell klodonnell, May 06, 2021 00:08



I was having fun with lichens when I found this one! I think it was my fav for the week just because of the surprise. Nice camouflage. (In the middle of Broadway/150th). https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76338488

Posted by jholmes about 2 months ago (Flag)

This is a first observation of this springtail in New York State, and I wouldn‘t have spotted it if I weren't looking at mosses.

And this is the first of observation of this moth in NYC, I am surprised that it was not seen by more people:

Posted by zihaowang about 1 month ago (Flag)

I found a whole grove of Tun trees (Toona sinensis) growing wild in the Bronx River forest. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=map&taxon_id=426847&user_id=danielatha&verifiable=any. This is a new state record.

I also found Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis) growing wild in the same area. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=map&taxon_id=54825&user_id=danielatha&verifiable=any. Another new state record.

Eve Levine @elevine found Tainturier's Chervil (Chaerophyllum tainturieri) on the west side of Manhattan. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77965385. This is another new state record.

Melinda Billings @craghorne found the Pink Ivy-Leaved Speedwell (Veronica sublobata) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/75899382. This is a new state record first observed by Lynette Lewis @lynalew on Staten Island during the 2019 City Nature Challenge.

All four have been or will be vouchered with herbarium specimens and will be written up for publication soon. The publications will cite the GBIF doi in the abstract so iNaturalist can be automatically credited with the discovery.

Posted by danielatha about 1 month ago (Flag)

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