October 2021 Challenge - summary

Our Monthly Challenge continues with another splendid effort, in the last month we all contributed a massive effort. The numbers will only go up as people may upload observations in the next few weeks. As of writing, we have contributed
Observations 14, 066 (13,871 in Australia)
Species 3, 300
Identifiers 706
Observers 71 (31 with more than 50 observations at the time of writing)

where have our observations been made?

For the latest stats check out the October Challenge-Updated Stats

The 61 Australian observers contributing this month was an increase on the previous month by 10 users. Together our observations accounted for around 7.1 % of all observations within Australia over the month of September (at time of writing). While the 51 observers constituted only around 1.1% of all iNaturalists observers active during the month Australia.
September 2021, was the second time observations exceeded 100,000 for a month for the second time, with the previous record exceeded by around 20, 000! it is fantastic to see such amazing engagement

Australian observations in September exceeded 100K for only the second time

Large Flying Duck Orchid Caleana major © Greg Tasney, some rights reserved (CC-BY-SA)

For the latest results of the current Month check the
NovemberChallenge-Updated Stats

Check out how this compares to
October Challenge-Updated Stats
September Challenge-Updated Stats
August Challenge-Updated Stats
July Challenge-Updated Stats
June Challenge-Updated Stats
May Challenge-Updated Stats
April Challenge-Updated Stats
March Challenge-Updated Stats March summary
February Challenge-Updated Stats February summary
January Challenge-Updated Stats January summary
December Challenge-Updated Stats December summary

Great Southern BioBlitz 2021

The 'Great Southern BioBlitz', or 'GSB' for short, is an international period of intense biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within several designated areas across the Southern Hemisphere in Spring.

The purpose of this event is to highlight both the immense biodiversity spread across the Southern Hemisphere in the flourishing springtime, as well as to engage the public in science and nature learning using the citizen science platform iNaturalist. As we are international, in Spanish we are known as 'Gran Biobúsqueda del Sur', while in Portuguese we are known as 'Grande BioBlitz do Hemisfério Sul'. By the end of October, the natural world is on full throttle. Flowers are blooming, insects are emerging, birds are singing, and reptiles are coming out of their winter hibernation. It makes sense for the Southern Hemisphere to observe life at this time of year! The #GSB21 will be held from Friday the 22nd of October until the end of Monday on the 25th of October, incorporating different communities, areas and regions across the Southern Hemisphere.
How did we go?
Unoficail Overview
183,443 observations
21,048 species
3,227 Identifiers
5,789 Observers

Check out the Great Southern BioBlitz 2021 umbrella project .

check out last years project here Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2020
The most observed species is the Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog with 97 observations through the month

Just outside the #GSB2021, but a great observation A first for iNat recorded last weekend in October 'Acupalpa glossa' not the best photos but hey. Thanks, @shaun-winterton for the ID, and @phycus for tagging him.

Acupalpa glossa

sorry for the short post this month!

Posted on November 13, 2021 10:52 AM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve


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