South Australian iNaturalists's Journal

Journal archives for September 2021

September 10, 2021

SA iNaturalists - August 2021 Update

This August in SA saw 8,989 observations covering 1,613 species from a total of 376 observers. There were 76 species receiving their first iNat record in SA. This month there were 68 new observers contributing their first observations in SA. Upon this months observations, 418 identifiers contributed a total of 15,472 identifications.
Uploads for SA at the end of August stand at 232,024 observations of 7,990 species from 3,529 observers with, as of today, 4,093 identifiers providing 424,625 identifications.
Help to make Adelaide the world's second 'National Park City' by signing the charter to show your support. For more info see the video Adelaide’s Green Movement: Actions Creating a National Park City.
Do you have a particular expertise and are keen to help out with identifications in SA? Select your favourite taxa below to head to the Identify page:
Aves / Amphibia / Reptilia / Mammalia / Ray-Finned Fishes / Mollusca / Arachnida / Insecta / Plantae / Fungi / Protozoa / Unknowns
Top observers & species observed in August:

Top Identifiers of Observations in SA during August '21 (Excluding IDs on own observations)

Identifier Improving IDs Identifier Supporting IDs
cobaltducks 157 cobaltducks 2,088
alan_dandie 140 ben_travaglini 945
ellurasanctuary 124 alan_dandie 862
reiner 107 george_seagull 685
ben_travaglini 78 predomalpha 468

(Data used for this post taken on the 10th of September. It excludes any observations and identifications from August that were uploaded after this date)

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September 24, 2021

Wildlife Treasure Hunt - Belair - Sunday 26th

Become a citizen scientist and discover the treasure trove of wildlife that exists within Belair National Park!
Ferox australis presents ’Wildlife Treasure Hunt’ – an interactive event positioned to engage the public in the environment using citizen science.

This event will take place in the highly biodiverse Belair National Park on Sunday 26th September, 9am to 12pm.

For the event, each participant or group will be given a list of species they need to find. Each species will be allocated a number of points. Species that are harder to find will be worth more points, whilst species that are easier to find will be worth less. It is then the goal of participants to discover as many species as possible (both plants and animals) within the allocated time frame, strictly using the iNaturalist app on their mobile device.

At the end of the allocated time period, results will then be tallied (and verified using the iNaturalist app), and the top two participants with the most points will win one of two prizes.

• 1st prize will win either a family pass or a 1-year membership from Zoos SA.

• 2nd prize will win a copy of the ‘Wildlife of Greater Adelaide’ book.

This is a great opportunity to get your friends or family involved in citizen science, or to discover the different wildlife that exists within our parklands.

Bookings for the event can be made through the Nature Festival page HERE.

For those who are participating, don't forget to join the event project page HERE.

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