Journal archives for September 2020

September 10, 2020

SA iNaturalists - August 2020 Update


Spring in SA is where iNat shines. Typically producing the most observations from the most people of the most species. In the lead up, this August saw the 2nd highest number of observations of any month in SA. This is a promising sign that this Spring will see all past records broken, and the Great Southern Bioblitz in a few weeks time is likely to be the key driver. The April City Nature Challenge produced 11,700 observations across SA. How many will the GSB produce? 20,000 is a real possibility.


In SA this August we saw 6,762 observations across 1,444 species from 281 observers, with 99 of those species receiving their first iNaturalist records in SA.


Uploads for SA now stand at 123,015 observations of 6,401 species from 2,198 observers.


Now is the time to go Orchid hunting. Thanks to the influx of observations uploaded through the Wild Orchid Watch app, this August saw a 3 fold increase in the number of Orchid observations over August 2019. Expect the September peak to exceed 1,000 Orchid observations for the month.



Top contributors & species observed in August:





(Data used for this post taken on the 4th of September. It excludes any observations from August that were uploaded after this date)

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September 24, 2020

It's Time for the First Great Southern Bioblitz


The first Great Southern Bioblitz begins midnight tonight and runs for four days. Get out your cameras and see what you can discover. Any upload to iNat in the southern hemisphere over the next four days is automatically included in the GSB. Below are a few local SA projects worth following as the bioblitz gets underway.


Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella
Great Southern Bioblitz 2020_Greater Adelaide
Great Southern Bioblitz 2020_Lower Murray and Coorong
Great Southern Bioblitz 2020_City of Onkaparinga
Great Southern Bioblitz 2020 - Oceania unaffiliated

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