December 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 8,159 (8056 in Australia alone)
Species 2,616
Identifiers 632
Observers 64 (18 with more than 50 observations at the time of writing)

Where have our observations been made?

Over 2021 our group of 96 observers have contributed an amazing number of observations! together we have contributed 102,906 observations of 9,611 species. With 20 users contributing over 1000 observations, with the most observed organism being the Australian Magpie.

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

The 64 Australian observers contributing this month was an increase on the previous month. Together our observations accounted for around 7.9 % of all observations within Australia over the month of December (at time of writing). While the 58 observers constituted only around 1.1% of all Australian iNaturalists observers active during the month .
In an amazing trend, December was the fifth time Australian iNaturalist observations exceeded 100,000 for a month, this has been a consistent pattern since September 2021 for the second time, exceeded the previous high by around 20, 000! it is fantastic to see such amazing engagement

this member of the 'True Velvet Mites' Mesothrombium sp. was spotted by the ever-alert @natashataylor© Natasha Taylor, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC) and identified with some help from @owen_seeman

The most observed species December 2021

©donnamareetomkinson, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC)
The most observed species is the Dainty Green Tree Frog Ranoidea gracilenta with 97 observations through the month

Interestingly there was also 182 observations of threatened species registered across our network during December 2021. This included amphibians, Marsupials, birds, butterflies and several plant species.

For the latest results of the current Month check the
December Challenge-Updated Stats

Check out how this compares to
December Challenge-Updated Stats
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.
Check out the review blog 'That's it! Thanks Everyone! GSB 2021 Overview' by Peter , and leave a comment if you like it!
For those more grapphicly minded check out the results page 2021 highlights by @larissabrazsousa

Check out the Great Southern BioBlitz 2021 umbrella project .

check out last years project here Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2020

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Posted on January 14, 2022 11:12 AM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve


Thank you for putting all this together! It's great to see how well we're all doing in Australia—100k is a lot!

Posted by natashataylor about 1 year ago (Flag)

Thanks, @natashataylor I have been a bit busy and hope to be a bit more organised this year. I have had to drive into my town job as I have hurt my shoulder, but the upside is that I am often walking in through the parklands from my car park and taking my camera. its been very rewarding. That mite observation is wonderful by the way!

Posted by saltmarshsteve about 1 year ago (Flag)

Was great fun! Hope to have more contributions in future

Posted by jjr_photography_a... about 1 year ago (Flag)

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