地方新聞:達觀國中小生態豐富 食蟹獴頻頻現蹤

達觀國中小依山而建,校園環境自然,後山校區近日透過紅外線自動相機就拍攝到二級保育類動物食蟹獴現身,而其實早在暑假期間就曾經發現食蟹獴蹤影,除了食蟹獴外還記錄山羌、台灣穿山甲等動物出現的畫面,長期關注地方生態的達觀家長會常委彭啟賢就指出目前學校觀察記錄超過2千筆,發現物種近600種,校長林才乂表示這些紀錄資料,都將成為寶貴的教材。

Posted on October 05, 2022 08:05 by rickyp rickyp | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Итоги сентября 2022

На 1 октября в проекте сделано 93714 наблюдений 3878 видов живых существ силами 807 наблюдателей. В определении видов принял участие 2102 эксперта. За сентябрь проект увеличился на 1743 наблюдения, 37 видов и 14 наблюдателей. Среди интересных находок, загруженных за сентябрь есть 21 вид из Красной книги Челябинской области

Posted on October 05, 2022 06:33 by yaroslavmagazov yaroslavmagazov | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill Reservoir/Pine Tree Preserve: October 4, 2022

For this nature walk, I intended to walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, since I had never gone before. When I got there, it was windy and pretty chilly. The sky was overcast and dark, which added to the cold weather. As I started walking around the Reservoir, I quickly realized that I wasn't finding any fungi there. The ecosystem by the path mostly consisted of dry dirt and many fallen leaves. There was not much moist soil or tree trunks that hosted any type of fungi, so I decided t...

Posted on October 05, 2022 05:21 by emmaogata emmaogata | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

2022 ESB Spooky Season Bioblitz: Grey Wolves vs Vampire Bats

Hello and welcome to our first seasonal bioblitz! This blitz will last from October 24, 2022 through October 30, 2022 with no specified location constraints. In accordance with the seasonal theme, 1 extra point will be awarded to teams with “creepy crawlie” observations (Class Arachnida) in addition to the standard points (1 individual observation = 1 point). The winning team, top individual observers, top spec...

Posted on October 05, 2022 05:00 by eridanlover eridanlover | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Fungi Walk through Hammond Pond Reservation

I walked around the Hammond Pond Reservation on Tuesday afternoon. It was around 1:30 pm and the air had a slight fall chill to it. It was 57 degrees Fahrenheit and very cloudy out. The weather felt as if it was going to storm any minute - luckily the rain held off for my walk. The main purpose of my walk was to observe fungi, but additionally, I came across lots of diverse species. While looking in one small region of the reservation, I came across low alpha diversity, but high beta div...

Posted on October 05, 2022 04:45 by amyguggenberger amyguggenberger | 13 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Información para participar

Podrán consultar las bases para participar en:
Página web
https://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx/cienciaciudadana/naturalista/eventos/retonaturalista
En el proyecto contenedor pueden ver las ciudades que se inscribieron
Proyecto contenedor:
https://www.natural...

Posted on October 05, 2022 04:34 by elizatorres elizatorres | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The 2nd Nature Walk

Weather was good, so I took a walk to Webster Conservation area until I reached Hammond Pond. This time, I entered the woods from a different path that was nearer from my dorm and I liked it better than the last time since it was more quiet and remote (last time, I took a walk too close to the street and the traffic was too loud). The difference I noticed was that many of the plant species I observed from the previous walk turned brown and withered (I could directly feel the change in se...

Posted on October 05, 2022 04:27 by davidan625 davidan625 | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Hammond Pond Adventure!

This evening, I went on a walk around the Hammond Pond trails for about an hour. I started at about 6:00 pm, so it was relatively dark when I was exploring. The temperature was roughly 55 degrees and it was raining. I saw several types of fungi on my walk, including mushrooms that grew on the ground and some that grew on trees. I think it's interesting that fungi form from eukaryotic multicellular organisms and can reproduce both sexually and asexually. When asexual reproduction occurs, ...

Posted on October 05, 2022 03:43 by tessekrub tessekrub | 10 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Pine Tree Preserve on October 4, 2022

Today ended up being cool, typical of fall around here, with a breeze that carried on throughout my half hour here. I went around noon. It was overcast, and the soil around here was dry for the most part, which, I imagine, contributed to the difficulty of finding fungi other than lichen, though the tree stumps, dead leaves, and a couple of other green places in the area seemed to have some fungi that I am tempted to call mushrooms. It seemed that there were two or three types of lichen i...

Posted on October 05, 2022 03:13 by jacobgoodgame jacobgoodgame | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Bird Events

Here we go folks.

For the upcoming Biofest, the first amazing local biodiversity enthusiasts we’re celebrating are Adam and Ian.

Accruing several decades of observing birds in the Otways, who better to lead our two morning bird spotting sessions for the Otway Biofest.

Their great guidebook – Colac Otway Birds is the number one selling book, flying 😊 out of Cow Lick Bookshop Colac.

Adam has reinvigorated his passion for birds and expanded into photogr...

Posted on October 05, 2022 03:12 by possumpete possumpete | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Second Nature Walk - Fungi!

For this week's nature walk, I went to the reservation around Hammond Pond. The scenery there was absolutely stunning, and there were steep rock faces that felt almost otherworldly. The weather was quite chilly and damp, but it felt fitting for searching for fungi. The biodiversity that I noticed there was also remarkable - there were countless types of fungi, trees, flowers, moss, ferns, and animals. Since fungi are a bit more difficult to spot, I first looked at the decaying matter - f...

Posted on October 05, 2022 02:39 by wintermg wintermg | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

White on the buttocks: a previously overlooked species-difference in the Madoqua kirkii-Madoqua damarensis complex?

@joni_overbosch @beartracker @davidbygott

In recent Posts, I have shown remarkable variation among species/subspecies in two genera of babies, namely Ourebia and Raphicerus.

I now turn to Madoqua.

The larger-bodied app. of Mado...

Posted on October 05, 2022 01:53 by milewski milewski | 3 comments | Leave a comment

【慶祝《愛自然.臺灣》發布限時活動】

《愛自然.臺灣》終於發布啦!
為了慶祝這個好消息,將於2022/10/3-2022/10/11舉行全臺灣的生物速查活動,
鼓勵所有使用者利用iNaturalist平台觀察、鑑定、分享更多這片土地上的生物多樣性。

本次生物速查活動會蒐藏所有臺灣的野生生物,
鼓勵所有臺灣的自然觀察家,
挑戰10天內盡可能記錄到更多筆觀察記錄、物種,以及俗名包含臺(台)灣的生物。

不論你平常就天天在使用愛自然,
還是才剛剛加入愛自然社群,
我們都誠摯邀請您參加這次的生物速查!


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  4. 上傳結束後至10/3...
Posted on October 05, 2022 01:47 by naturalist9238 naturalist9238 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Pine Tree Reservoir Walk on October 4, 2022

Since it was going to rain in an hour, I decided to go back to the Pine Tree Reservoir right on campus. I walked around 1pm--it was a cloudy afternoon with a temperature of around 50 F. The wind made it colder as I roamed through the little reservoir. Last time I walked through the Pine Reservoir I remember seeing more diversity in fungi. However, this time there was barely any visible--this could be due to the colder weather and maybe fungi have trouble thriving during colder temperatur...

Posted on October 05, 2022 01:37 by carolinaibarra carolinaibarra | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Walk around Houghton Garden on Oct 4, 2022

Today I went on a walk around Houghton Garden. It was pretty chilly and windy, and the sky was gray and cloudy. While walking around, I saw many different types of trees, some of which had labels on them. When I first started looking for fungi, I wasn't really able to see any, but as I wandered further through the garden, I found some interesting fungi! Most of them were on trees or rocks. It was interesting to see how different they looked. I also saw lots of plants and heard some birds...

Posted on October 05, 2022 00:59 by akim2783 akim2783 | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 4, 2022 Pine Tree Preserve Fungi Walk

Today I went on a stroll in Boston College's Pine Tree Preserve on the hunt for fungi! The beginning of my journey was a little disappointing because I could not find fungi for the life of me. Then, I changed my strategy and started to look in the nooks and crevices of stumps and rocks. To my surprise, fungi was everywhere to be found. Even in some small nooks, I could find several species of fungi. The biodiversity of fungi in a small area was shocking. There was one rock where I found ...

Posted on October 05, 2022 00:28 by mccartxk mccartxk | 15 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Alaska bivalve guide - feet and siphons

Keller, K., K. Brown, S. Atkinson, and R. Stone. 2017. Guide for identifying select bivalve species common to
southeast Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-341, 25 p.
Document available: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Publications/AFSC-TM/NOAA-TM-AFSC-341.pdf
https://...

Posted on October 05, 2022 00:16 by clauden clauden | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Updated boundary

Replaced place file with extended bounding box.

Posted on October 05, 2022 00:10 by sc_beetles sc_beetles | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Houghton Garden Walk on October 3rd, 2022

I came back to Houghton Garden, as last time was great. This time I went to a different part of the garden that I hadn't explored on the previous visit. I noticed the garden was much bigger than I had originally imagined on my first walk. During this walk, I focused mainly on finding Fungi, given that it was this week's theme for the nature walk. They were very hard to find, as some were well camouflaged and not always on the ground. For instance, one of the fungi that I encountered was ...

Posted on October 04, 2022 23:42 by nico6502 nico6502 | 8 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nature walk looking for fungi

For this week's iNaturalist walk, I walked along the Chestnut Hill Reservoir looking for fungi. In total, the walk took me about 40 minutes. It was pretty overcast and cloudy with the temp being around 57 degrees with a slight breeze. Since I was specifically looking for fungi this time, it was definitely a more focused walk. I found it really difficult to find different types of fungi because whenever I thought I came across some, it usually ended up being moss. I did end up finding som...

Posted on October 04, 2022 23:05 by lmurtagh lmurtagh | 9 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nature Walk #2- Fungi

It was very overcast and rainy for my walk and was colder than it has been usually. This made the walk not as enjoyable due to the light rain that persisted. I went to the trails along the Chestnut Hill reservoir and was looking primarily for mushrooms in trees of on the ground as my types of fungi. Honestly, while I am sure there are an endless amount of fungi species all around me, I found these fungi hard to find. There were numerous plants and animals but fungi was not as apparent as...

Posted on October 04, 2022 22:38 by samanthawajda samanthawajda | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Updated place file

Replaced boundary file with extended bounding box - added several hundred observations.

Posted on October 04, 2022 21:49 by sc_beetles sc_beetles

Walk through the Trails on Newton Campus!

On this nature walk, my friend and I went over to Newton Campus (a throwback to last year) and walked along the trails out behind Keyes. The weather was a little bit chilly (low to mid-50s) and it was partly cloudy, but it was nice weather for a walk. During the walk, we came across a mostly dried-up stream that kind of made its own path, so we walked along the rocks and down the stream until we converged with one of the trails. There were a lot of shrubs and different types of trees, bu...

Posted on October 04, 2022 21:47 by audreyb3380 audreyb3380 | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nature Walk along Chestnut Hill Driveway Woods

This past Sunday, I exited my dorm and walked down the street towards the Reservoir, entering the woods that abut Chestnut Hill Driveway. It was a cloudy and chillier afternoon, about 54 degrees, and the air was crisp. Throughout my walk, I saw many different plant species as well as wild flowers that I took pictures of. Given the fact that this week was Fungi themed, I additionally found many different types of fungi, although difficult to locate at first. The fungi I found were in diff...

Posted on October 04, 2022 21:21 by avasantamaria avasantamaria | 10 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

A beautiful new article about our newts!

Check out the new article with great artwork published today about our newts - https://ucscsciencenotes.com/feature/the-peril-of-alma-bridge-road/

Posted on October 04, 2022 21:20 by merav merav | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Second iNaturalist Nature Walk Journal

In this week's iNaturalist observation, I went to Waban Hill reservoir to observe species there. In total, it took me one hour to hiking and discover species. Weather today is a little bit rainy. On the way to the reservoir, I saw the black lichen on the stage besides road. When we arrived, I saw some plant species such as Pepper-weeds, and Chicory. Come back to this week's topic--Fungi, I saw some mushroom which are called Turkey-Tail and Purple-pore Bracket, I think these mushrooms ca...

Posted on October 04, 2022 21:04 by margaretjiang margaretjiang | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Thank You for Your Contributions to Global Pollinator Watch AIG, 2022!

Dear AIG Team -

Thank you all for your active participation and valuable contributions to the Global Pollinator Watch AIG, 2022 project!

Over the past five months, you have contributed over 400 observations of 150 distinct insect pollinator taxa – providing critical data points to help scientists better understand the presence, diversity, and phenology of pollinators worldwide. Our team will be analyzing your observations over the next month, and we hope that you will j...

Posted on October 04, 2022 20:49 by apins apins | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Join us for a virtual EcoFlora Conference - October 18th at 1:00 PM

Join us in celebration of the initial two years of the Denver EcoFlora Project! The EcoFlora Project was created with the goal to connect our local community with plants in an urban environment. Hear how we accomplished this through monthly EcoQuests, hosted hikes, high school internships and other outreach events, like the Amache rose project. This is a free, online event.

Register here to obtain the zoom link:

Posted on October 04, 2022 20:46 by jackerfield jackerfield | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Reservoir Walk, October 4th, 2022

The walk started off in the Pine Tree Preserve on campus, but I quickly found my way to the reservoir. The weather was very gloomy. At the start of the walk, the sky was filled with clouds, some of which had a grey tint to them, and an average temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit, but it was quite windy. By the end of the walk, it started to rain very lightly. I found that the diversity of plant species varied greatly between the Pine Tree Preserve to the Reservoir despite being across t...

Posted on October 04, 2022 20:39 by carrmn carrmn | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nature Walk 10/4

For this nature walk, I walked along the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and into the nearby wooded lands. The day was windy and gray and 55 degrees. Throughout this walk, I encountered many new species, four being fungi. The two fungi that I encountered were the Star Rosette Lichen, the Brown Purplepore Bracket, the Hairy Bracket, and one of the genus Lachnellula. Lichen can be found on most trees and rocks nearby and is a combination of Algae and Fungi in a mutualistic relationship. In my ele...

Posted on October 04, 2022 20:35 by dansreau dansreau | 9 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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