SA iNaturalists - February 2021 Update



This month wrapped up the coolest Summer in SA since 2001/02. A welcome reprieve from the heat waves of the previous Summer.


This February saw 6,430 observations covering 1,587 species from 342 observers. Although this is roughly same number of observations as last month, this actually represents a 10% increase in observation per day, due to the shorter month. There were only 87 species receiving their first iNat record in SA, the lowest number since February last year. It continues to get more difficult to locate species that haven't been previously recorded. So far this year there has been 64.3 observations recorded for every new species added. This is up from an average of 51.1 in 2020. This month the were 75 new observers contributing their first observations in SA. Upon this months observations, 486 identifiers contributed a total of 11,264 identifications.


Uploads for SA at the end of February stand at 178,005 observations of 7,376 species from 2,809 observers with, as of today, 3,479 identifiers providing 325,387 identifications.


The City Nature Challenge is returning for 2021 with observation days April 30th to May 3rd. Last year was the first year Australian cities participated with 4 entries. This year there are at least 18 cities around Australia already signed up. See the full list of participating cities here. The Greater Adelaide area will be participating again. Sign up to the Greater Adelaide project to stay informed.


Top contributors & species observed in February:








(Data used for this post taken on the 8th of March. It excludes any observations from February that were uploaded after this date)

Posted by cobaltducks cobaltducks, March 08, 2021 20:31

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Nice post again on iNat activity, I have shared on our facebook page @GAINBioblitz and will share on Twitter @GAINBioblitz

Posted by stephen169 3 months ago (Flag)

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