Moth Events for Pollinator Week June 17-23

It's Pollinator Week! See the project hosted by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/pollinator-week-2024-pollinator-bioblitz. Note that you need to join the project in order for your observations of bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, hover flies and hummingbirds to be included.

I'm giving my moth talk to the H...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 06:30 PM by rednat rednat | 0 comments | Leave a comment

SPECIES INCLUDED IN THIS POST FROM THE FAMILY COMPOSITAE

The goal is to focus on native species that form patches which may attract species for all life history stages: egg laying, larvae, adults.
Species common in patches on this studied 1acre property include and identified to date:
Snakeroot
Goldenrod
JoePyeWeed

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Posted on June 18, 2024 05:56 PM by ingrid_kaatz ingrid_kaatz | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Birds in my highly urban Backyard in NYC, part 2

The first one of these reports was posted on 4th April, 2024.

We are now in mid to late June, and there are far fewer birds in my backyard.

I see occasional mourning doves and feral pigeons but basically no other birds. I am surprised because the white mulberry tree is currently heavily in fruit and so I would expect to see a lot of robins and other fruit-loving birds.

I should ask my bird-loving iNat friends what they think is going on.

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Posted on June 18, 2024 04:21 PM by susanhewitt susanhewitt | 0 comments | Leave a comment

18th day of #30DaysWild!

Today is the 18th day of #30DaysWild! Annual challenge from the UK Wildlife Trusts.

A looping walk today from Shadwell DLR to wapping woods, around Shadwell basin, back through the woods and back to Shadwell DLR station.

New species I saw today;

  • Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) AKA yarrow
  • Meadow Crane's-Bill (Geranium pratense)
  • Water Beard Grass (Polypogon viridis) AKA Water Bent
  • Hoary Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum)
  • ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 03:52 PM by happybird44 happybird44 | 8 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

For New Members!

Welcome to the Mammals of the Quabbin project!

I've always wanted to participate in an iNaturalist project dedicated to Quabbin mammals, but I couldn't find one that fit the bill. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a project with that specific focus!

Building the project was quite the adventure. I wanted to define the Quabbin as a rich, diverse region rather than just a body of water. To achieve this, I created and imported a new place into iNatur...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 03:42 PM by bmaher222 bmaher222 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Observation of the Month!

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to introduce the "Observation of the Month" to the Quabbin Mammals project! Previously, we tried doing an "Observation of the Week," but due to a decrease in observations during the winter when many mammals are hibernating or seeking shelter, we decided it would be better to switch to a monthly basis. This way, we'll have more observations to choose from and can highlight the best of the best.

It's been a very exciting spring for wildlife, and I'd...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:35 PM by bmaher222 bmaher222 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Wayyyyyyy-oh! We're Half Way There!

We are now about a month into the 2024 magicicada emergence, in the forest preserves! So far there have been over 500 observations of periodical cicada added to the project. Let's discuss what we've learned so far.

  1. Periodical cicadas are spreading. Natural dispersal is slow, since cicadas are not great fliers, but is certainly evident. From 2007 to 2024, cicadas are being found 3 to 5 miles further west, and have expanded north by 2 to 3 miles. We have confirmed periodical ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:19 PM by naturalist_glenn naturalist_glenn | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Decula Dilemma

Decula cicadas are incredibly difficult to identify. M. septendecula presence in DuPage Co. is still questionable. There have been many reports of Decula cicadas throughout the area, however, without audio confirmation, it is nearly impossible to confirm a cicada as Decula due to the high variability of Cassin's (M. cassinii) in the region.

iNaturalist cicada communiy expert, @weecorbie, has bee...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 01:58 PM by naturalist_glenn naturalist_glenn | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Heteralonia subgenera

Compiled from
Bowden 1975: Studies in African Bombyliidae.
Greathead, D.J. & Evenhuis, N.L. (2001) Annotated keys to the genera of African Bombylioidea (Diptera: Bombyliidae; Mythicomyiidae). African Invertebrates 42: 105-224.


Heleralonia s. str.
With four submarginal cells in wing (cell r2+3 divided by a crossvein); wing pattern with eye-like spots on crossveins.

Only 1 species in Sout...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 01:29 PM by traianbertau traianbertau | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Firefly Blitz Regional Challenge #2: Nevada Firefly Blitz

Event Details

Date and time: June and July 2024
Location: Nevada, especially southeastern NV

About this firefly blitz challenge

Join us on a blitz to find and document flashing fireflies in Nevada! We'll be using iNaturalist to record our observations and participate in the Xerces Society’s .

A bioblitz is typically a community effort to record as many species as possible within a designa...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 01:27 PM by richardmonteverdense richardmonteverdense | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Panellus stipticus substrate also Pine

I found two observations showing P. stipticus growing on pine. This is not noted in any field guides or the major Mycology websites. I concede that the ID on this observation could be incorrect, but I thought it was worth noting.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/221476417#identification-a5288799-1000-4700-96ee-7aeb1d0603e0

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Posted on June 18, 2024 01:12 PM by ilookaftertherain ilookaftertherain | 0 comments | Leave a comment

MacroBlitz - Show us your faves!

The MacroBlitz team is doing a summer series on Instagram featuring YOUR observations.

We want to feature your aquatic macroinvertebrate observations on our Instagram account this summer. (https://www.instagram.com/macroblitzproject/). Show us your favorite observations, like the observation that was your first of a kind (I'm particularly fond of my first Predaceous Diving Beetle) or with t...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 01:03 PM by anneclewis anneclewis | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Hormiga loca.





Este tiempo no dos da tregua, está loco 🤪.

Y ell...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 10:03 AM by ismaelfp ismaelfp | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Выезд во время Кубка

Дорогие участники проекта, предлагаю устроить совместный выезд в Пудость в дни проведения первого этапа Кубка флоры России 2024, по идее мы должны пройти в него, а поэтому это хорошая возможность научиться замечать растения и определять некоторые из них. Предположительно первый этап пройдёт 29-30 июня. Прошу откликнуться тех, кому такое может быть интересно, а также если у вас есть конкретные предложения по изменению места или дат.

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Posted on June 18, 2024 09:41 AM by marina_gorbunova marina_gorbunova | 3 comments | Leave a comment

Butterflies observed feeding on Leea indica on Monday, 17 Jun.

I saw 3-5 Lemon emigrants 1 was female I think , 1 chocolate pansy I think it was male, 2 male striped albatrosses and 1 or 2 common grass yellows.

There were also some small flowers growing on the ground, looked like Malayan eyebright but slightly bigger and was purple, where I saw a female albatross and the same grass yellow mentioned earlier fluttering around it and I think the grass yellow nectared on it too.

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Posted on June 18, 2024 06:55 AM by butterflygirl19 butterflygirl19 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

False Creek Designation as a Marine Park Needs more observations.

There are many stakeholders collaborating to assess the current status of False Creek and build a case for the designation as a Marine Park. We are now approaching 10,000 observations but this project could use a lot more observations in all areas adjacent to this area. This means in the air above False Creek, on land relatively adjacent to the shoreline and in the intertidal zone especially with low tides. For those divers in the group, any and all observations below the surface of the ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 04:24 AM by northvandad northvandad | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Join The Planet Bee Foundation Native Bee Nest House Community Science Project!

🐝 Step 1: Build and Maintain a Native Bee Nest
Create a thriving habitat for native bees with a simple DIY nest home. These crucial pollinators often live in ground tunnels or hollow plant stems. We provide easy-to-follow instructions for three types of bee nests, along with year-round care tips.

📋 Step 2: Register Your Nest
Once your bee nest is ready, you'll complete the form on our website to register your Native Bee Nest House. You'll learn more about the fascinating ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:36 AM by planetbeefoundation planetbeefoundation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Join The Planet Bee Foundation Native Bee Nest House Community Science Project!

🐝 Step 1: Build and Maintain a Native Bee Nest
Create a thriving habitat for native bees with a simple DIY nest home. These crucial pollinators often live in ground tunnels or hollow plant stems. We provide easy-to-follow instructions for three types of bee nests, along with year-round care tips.

📋 Step 2: Register Your Nest
Once your bee nest is ready, you'll complete the form on our website to register your Native Bee Nest House. You'll learn more about the fascinating ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:29 AM by planetbeefoundation planetbeefoundation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Join The Planet Bee Foundation Native Bee Nest House Community Science Project!

🐝 Step 1: Build and Maintain a Native Bee Nest
Create a thriving habitat for native bees with a simple DIY nest home. These crucial pollinators often live in ground tunnels or hollow plant stems. We provide easy-to-follow instructions for three types of bee nests, along with year-round care tips.

📋 Step 2: Register Your Nest
Once your bee nest is ready, you'll complete the form on our website to register your Native Bee Nest House. You'll learn more about the fascinating ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:21 AM by planetbeefoundation planetbeefoundation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Join The Planet Bee Foundation Native Bee Nest House Community Science Project!

🐝 Step 1: Build and Maintain a Native Bee Nest
Create a thriving habitat for native bees with a simple DIY nest home. These crucial pollinators often live in ground tunnels or hollow plant stems. We provide easy-to-follow instructions for three types of bee nests, along with year-round care tips.

📋 Step 2: Register Your Nest
Once your bee nest is ready, you'll complete the form on our website to register your Native Bee Nest House. You'll learn more about the fascinating ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:21 AM by planetbeefoundation planetbeefoundation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Join The Planet Bee Foundation Native Bee Nest House Community Science Project!

🐝 Step 1: Build and Maintain a Native Bee Nest
Create a thriving habitat for native bees with a simple DIY nest home. These crucial pollinators often live in ground tunnels or hollow plant stems. We provide easy-to-follow instructions for three types of bee nests, along with year-round care tips.

📋 Step 2: Register Your Nest
Once your bee nest is ready, you'll complete the form on our website to register your Native Bee Nest House. You'll learn more about the fascinating ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:19 AM by planetbeefoundation planetbeefoundation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Join The Planet Bee Foundation Native Bee Nest House Community Science Project!

🐝 Step 1: Build and Maintain a Native Bee Nest
Create a thriving habitat for native bees with a simple DIY nest home. These crucial pollinators often live in ground tunnels or hollow plant stems. We provide easy-to-follow instructions for three types of bee nests, along with year-round care tips.

📋 Step 2: Register Your Nest
Once your bee nest is ready, you'll complete the form on our website to register your Native Bee Nest House. You'll learn more about the fascinating ...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 02:17 AM by planetbeefoundation planetbeefoundation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Eagle Cap Wilderness

I'm going on a backpacking trip in the Eagle Cap Wilderness next week.
I hope I am able to keep up with the group! :-)

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Posted on June 18, 2024 01:07 AM by alana_mullen alana_mullen | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 14, 2024 Butte County Odes

Joined by Mike Skram and new friend Wen (ode photographer) from China. Leading Wen around the county in search of odes, as every species was new for him.

Started around 9 AM at Horseshoe Lake, where we had:
American Rubyspot 1
Vivid Dancer 5+
Familiar Bluet 15+
Pacific Forktail 3
Common Green Darner 6-8. including a couple tandems
Blue-eyed Darner 1
Variegated Meadowhawk 1. still very few out anywhere
Blue Dasher 5+
Western Pondhawk 2
Comm...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 12:37 AM by liamhuber liamhuber | 120 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Journal 3: BIOL2010.01

This past weekend my father, two of my friends, and I had a backpacking trip to Mt. Whitney in California. It is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states sitting around 14500ft. The weather was to die for being sunny the whole time with little to no winds at higher altitudes. This trip took a total of 3 days and contained almost 12 hours worth of hiking from roughly 8700ft to 14500ft. During this trip, I had the opportunity to collect a number of samples of animals and plants alik...

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Posted on June 18, 2024 12:03 AM by zyakubik zyakubik | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

17th day of #30DaysWild!

Today is the 17th day of #30DaysWild! Annual challenge from the UK Wildlife Trusts.

A lunchtime walk around Mudchute Park and Farm today. I saw a large murder of crows in one field, and a small wren hunting in a woodpile. My personal highlight though was a couple of Long-tailed Tit's in a Fir tree.

New species I saw today;

  • Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
  • European Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) AKA Elder
  • European Mountain Ash (Sorbus ...

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Posted on June 17, 2024 08:53 PM by happybird44 happybird44 | 4 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Obscure Amazonian Lizard Observation of the Week: 16 June, 2024

[in English]
During the week ending 16 June, 2024 there were 83 observations of

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Posted on June 17, 2024 08:45 PM by petezani petezani | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Omorgus (Afromorgus) species lists for Southern Africa

From Zidek 2013 & Zidek 2017:
Zidek, J., 2013. Checklist and bibliography of the Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Insecta mundi, pp. 1–38.
Zídek, J., 2017. Updated checklist and bibliography of family Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Folia Heyrovskyana, 25: 93-127

Botswana:
O.A. radula (Erichson, 1843)
O.A. tuberosus (Klug, 1855)
O.A. zumpti (Haaf, 1957)
O.A. asperulatus (Harold, 1872)
O.A. melancholicus (Fåhraeus, 1...

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Posted on June 17, 2024 08:30 PM by traianbertau traianbertau | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Conversar con el Micelio

Aquí pensamos en un diálogo interespecies por medio de gestos, prácticas experimentales y escritos. En esta oportunidad, nuestro diálogo derivó en una correspondencia para un vecino a quien consideramos vital en nuestras redes de comunicación y habitabilidad.

https://apicca.com/conversar-con-el-micelio/

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Posted on June 17, 2024 08:29 PM by labosquescuela labosquescuela | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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