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November 08, 2021

SA iNaturalists - October 2021 Update



This October saw a new monthly record of 16,150 observations covering 2,384 species from a total of 532 observers. The previous record having been set at 13,829 during September 2020 which included the Great Southern BioBlitz 2020. There were 128 species receiving their first iNat record in SA. This month there were 103 new observers contributing their first observations in SA. Upon this months observations, 596 identifiers contributed a total of 28,827 identifications.
Uploads for SA at the end of September stand at 261,694 observations of 8,274 species from 3,785 observers with, as of today, 4,332 identifiers providing 476,315 identifications.
The Great Southern BioBlitz 2021 has wrapped up and final identification are being made. In its second year, observations have more than doubled to over 180,000, observers are up 78% to over 5,700 and species are up by 67% to over 20,000! In SA we had a similar level of participation over the BioBlitz 4 days as the previous year with around 6,400 observations of 1,200 species by 235 observers.
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Featured Observations from October

A Mallee Black Sugar Ant with its gaster held high by @ellurasanctuary.
A Squathopper spotted at Bookfield CP by @belindacopland.
A Grey-headed Flying-Fox from the Adelaide colony with juvenile in flight by @pamwhetnall.
A Pacific Reef Heron on the hunt at Hallet Cove beach by @darcywhittaker.
A Southern Boxer Bark Mantis in Anstey Hill RP by @anthonypaul.
A Mayfly at Hindmarsh Falls by @neilcheshire.
A Painted Cup Moth showing its defences by @mariannebroug.
A Three Spot Skipper spotted at Bonney Reserve along the Coorong.
A Jewel Beetle showing exactly why they have this common name by @belindacopland.
A Bull Ant showing its might by @seamus-doherty.
A Nudibranch from Port Noarlunga Reef by @mtank.
A Southwestern Pygmy Possum residing in a nesting box on Kangaroo Island by @rhytiphora.
(These are taken from observation during the month with at least one 'favourite'. If you see an interesting observation from SA, remember to favourite it, and it might appear here at the end of the month).


Featured Project

Eucalypts of South Australia. With 103 species of Eucalypt occurring in SA, how many can you find? Check out the full list prepared by Dean Nicolle (@dnicolle).


New iNat Projects in SA

Thornbills of South Australia (Acanthiza)
Bonney Reserve, South Australia
Potters Scrub, South Australia
Riverglades Wetlands, South Australia
Barossa Bushgardens (BBG)


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 October:






(Data used for this post taken on the 7th of November. It excludes any observations and identifications from October that were uploaded after this date)

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