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10 000 наблюдений!

Поздравляю всех с преодолением порога в десять тысяч наблюдений! Последняя тысяча шла очень медленно, но всё же это наконец-то случилось. На данный момент мы имеем 72 наблюдателя, 728 экспертов и 1399 видов. Заканчивается лето, самая пора наблюдать грибы и другие осенние виды, а также начинать загружать накопленные за последние месяцы архивы. По сложившейся традиции отметим топ-50 наблюдателей. Надеюсь, люди с конца списка, а также оставшиеся 22 неотмеченные наблюдателя, таки подтянутся к нам и обогатят проект своими наблюдениями или знаниями.
Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @melodi_96 8 530 1 023
2 @taimyr 512 247
3 @fedor_kondrachuk 242 114
4 @nelke 219 159
5 @sokolkov2002 94 64
6 @naturalist16000 83 60
7 @alebedev 77 57
8 @forestru 39 28
9 @iiukolov 27 22
10 @gangster01 23 18
11 @convallaria1128 23 22
12 @aigorbunov 21 13
13 @kappia 17 15
14 @kalligro 14 12
15 @zemlyanika 13 4
16 @elenadudyak 13 12
17 @abramicheva_polina 12 11
18 @stevezakharov 9 5
19 @alexander306 7 7
20 @kurokihiro 7 7
21 @ann125047 6 2
22 @naturalist12374 6 4
23 @vanillie 5 5
24 @djurga 5 5
25 @ayutia 5 4
26 @ildar 5 5
27 @polinavolos 4 3
28 @valpi 4 4
29 @naturalist13722 4 4
30 @ankhen 3 3
31 @naturalist27619 3 2
32 @iliazemskov 3 2
33 @surculus 3 2
34 @phlomis_2019 3 3
35 @pechen_megren 3 3
36 @ivan107 3 3
37 @emma_hudozhnik 2 2
38 @naturalist37599 2 2
39 @naturalist26440 2 2
40 @aagladilin 2 2
41 @naturalist23746 2 1
42 @nastyakoul 2 1
43 @ana_lu 2 2
44 @svg52 2 2
45 @gonkem1986 2 2
46 @fishapod 2 2
47 @vladabah 1 0
48 @girlinavortex 1 1
49 @lex_ser 1 0
50 @ipetrov 1 1
А также топ-50 видов. Конечно, из-за количества наблюдений, идёт перевес в сторону того, что наблюдаю я, но, очевидно, что наши активные наблюдатели внесли большой вклад в формирование этого списка.
Позиция Вид Количество наблюдений
1 Серая Ворона (Corvus cornix) 235
2 Сизый Голубь (Columba livia) 130
3 Большая Синица (Parus major) 127
4 Озёрная Чайка (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 116
5 Дрозд-Рябинник (Turdus pilaris) 109
6 Одуванчик Лекарственный (Taraxacum officinale) 109
7 Стеатода Каштановая (Steatoda castanea) 87
8 Сныть Обыкновенная (Aegopodium podagraria) 71
9 Полынь Обыкновенная (Artemisia vulgaris) 71
10 Зяблик (Fringilla coelebs) 70
11 Крапива Двудомная (Urtica dioica) 70
12 Ксантория Настенная (Xanthoria parietina) 70
13 Обыкновенный Скворец (Sturnus vulgaris) 65
14 Cochlicopa lubrica 65
15 Белая Трясогузка (Motacilla alba) 64
16 Клён Американский (Acer negundo) 62
17 Тысячелистник Обыкновенный (Achillea millefolium) 62
18 Пижма Обыкновенная (Tanacetum vulgare) 54
19 Клён Остролистный (Acer platanoides) 53
20 Подорожник Большой (Plantago major) 52
21 Улитка Древесная (Arianta arbustorum) 51
22 Жужелица Лесная (Carabus nemoralis) 48
23 Феофисция Округлая (Phaeophyscia orbicularis) 48
24 Стеатода Крупная (Steatoda grossa) 48
25 Вероника Дубравная (Veronica chamaedrys) 47
26 Цикорий (Cichorium intybus) 47
27 Будра Плющевидная (Glechoma hederacea) 47
28 Купырь Лесной (Anthriscus sylvestris) 47
29 Кряква (Anas platyrhynchos) 45
30 Ежа Сборная (Dactylis glomerata) 44
31 Пастушья Сумка Обыкновенная (Capsella bursa-pastoris) 43
32 Клевер Луговой (Trifolium pratense) 42
33 Большой Пёстрый Дятел (Dendrocopos major) 41
34 Трёхрёберник Продырявленный (Tripleurospermum inodorum) 41
35 Мокрица (Stellaria media) 40
36 Лапчатка Гусиная (Argentina anserina) 40
37 Анифена Ударяющая (Anyphaena accentuata) 40
38 Чистотел Большой (Chelidonium majus) 39
39 Яснотка Белая (Lamium album) 38
40 Пармелия Бороздчатая (Parmelia sulcata) 34
41 Клевер Ползучий (Trifolium repens) 34
42 Мелколепестник Канадский (Erigeron canadensis) 34
43 Porcellio spinicornis 34
44 Мёрингия Трёхжилковая (Moehringia trinervia) 34
45 Кислица Обыкновенная (Oxalis acetosella) 33
46 Род Polygonum 32
47 Земляника Лесная (Fragaria vesca) 32
48 Сенокосец Обыкновенный (Phalangium opilio) 32
49 Сойка (Garrulus glandarius) 31
50 Горошек Мышиный (Vicia cracca) 31
Для написания данного поста использован конвертер текстовых и табличных данных (https://kildor.name/react/inat-converter/), разработанный Константином Романовым (@kildor).
Posted on August 15, 2020 05:13 by melodi_96 melodi_96 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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August 14th, 2020

August 14th, 2020 (Friday) 8:30-10:00 am: no newts today! This is the 12th week with no newts.
I started early to avoid the heat, but it was already hot at 8:30 am, and by the time I was done it was 30 c
Other roadkills - a few wasps, bees, and many ants - there was a nuptial flight, probably Formica ants. I saw some live and dead winged queens on the road.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 4 trucks, 28 cars, 25 bikes, 12 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

Posted on August 15, 2020 05:02 by merav merav | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Xylocopa sp. (Abeja carpintera)

El término "abeja carpintera", como su nombre científico sugiere, proviene de su comportamiento de anidación, con casi todas las especies de este taxón cavando en la madera o en el bambú muerto para almacenar sus huevos. En Ecuador se la conoce comunmente como bunga, es comunmente encontrado en las plantas con flores de colores llamativos como el Iso o pispura (Dalea coerulea)

Posted on August 15, 2020 04:58 by diego_fernando diego_fernando | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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環境信託vs環境公平

環境信託vs環境公平

講師: 王定心、林忠本
時間: 2020/08/15 15:00~17:00
地點: 小城社區發展協會 (僑信路74巷1號)

Posted on August 15, 2020 04:07 by rickyp rickyp | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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День второй

Добрый день, акция продолжается и сегодня начинаются выходные, ждем свежее подкрепление наблюдателей! Спасибо всем (16 человек), кто взял отличный старт в четырех населенных пунктах:

Позиция Проект Количество
1 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Ханты-Мансийск 439
2 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Советский 154
3 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Белоярский 129
4 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Шапша 38

Остальные города и поселки сегодня должны присоединиться!

Всем наблюдателям, кто уже участвует в акции, физкульт-привет! Мы все сейчас заняты общим делом, рада чувствовать рядом единомышленников. Поделитесь своими впечатлениями от соревнования и полевой работе в постах, или здесь в комментариях? В первой десятке сейчас наблюдают:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @ninacourlee 252 126
2 @naturalist10224 158 70
3 @elenabutunina 103 69
4 @lyudmilal 67 44
5 @numto_86 34 19
6 @evgeniyesengeldenov 27 16
7 @naturalist42385 26 9
8 @adelinka 22 12
9 @aleksandraesengeldenova 15 13
10 @lenusik172717 13 8

Напомню, что конкурс идет также между экспертами из региона. Огромное Спасибо всем экспертам, особенно с других территорий, Добровольно определяющих наши находки и смотрителей качества:

Место Эксперт Идентификаций
1 @allaverkhozina 192
2 @ninacourlee 93
3 @viktoriabilous 82
4 @aleks-khimin 53
5 @naturalist10224 39
6 @julia_shner 25
7 @olga2019kuryakova 15
8 @svg52 10
9 @elenabutunina 9
10 @prokhozhyj 8

Еще раз хочу подбодрить команды городов, которые еще не вышли на старт. Присоединяйтесь, будет весело!

Сургут, мы вас ждем:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @marasmius 199 63
2 @ana_lu 161 105
3 @nikolai_nakonechnyi 157 65
4 @dianadu 75 18
5 @tkachevaa_v 46 36
6 @caseymclowe 44 41
7 @bioze 38 4
8 @anna_march 37 28
9 @ekaterinaberdysheva 36 15
10 @b_zal 33 4
11 @naturalist35915 31 25
12 @naturalist18463 21 13
13 @nikashpika 21 19
14 @naturalist38123 10 7
15 @pussyhrusy 10 8
16 @naturalist39552 8 8
17 @glanwarem 6 4
18 @yzuariikia 6 4
19 @olgabalaba 5 2
20 @oxettole 5 2
21 @anastasiaandrienko 3 3
22 @sibirbio 3 3
23 @adustjay 2 2
24 @evgeniya10 2 2
25 @vist 2 2
26 @alemts 1 0
27 @daria_soul 1 1

Нижневартовск, очень будет рады:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @dariarusina 12 7
2 @yulyaok 11 7
3 @kulakovaju 5 4
4 @follina 4 3
5 @ksenia2893 4 4
6 @liyagr 2 0
7 @ambush 1 1
8 @malrina 1 1
9 @taiga066 1 1

Нефтеюганск, вы с нами?

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @marinavio 5 5
2 @alinapetrova 1 1
3 @liliua_kinzagulova 1 0

Натуралисты Мегиона, присоединяйтесь:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @ilkinaelizaveta 14 10
2 @ksenia14 8 6
Posted on August 15, 2020 04:07 by ninacourlee ninacourlee | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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‘Great Southern BioBlitz’ 2020

The Great Southern BioBlitz is based on the same format as the worldwide City Nature Challenge (CNC) held earlier in the year. The CNC is held each year in April with over 250 participating cities to observe and record nature in their area. The event organised by Los Angeles Natural history Museum and the Californian Science Academy. In 2020, four Australian cities, Adelaide, Geelong, Redlands and Sydney were involved in the four days BioBlitz with Australians recorded almost 25,000 animal, fungi, and plant observations.
Following the success of the CNC, the Australian cities involved have combined to organise the Great Southern BioBlitz to highlight the biodiversity of our country in the flourishing springtime when flowering plants and many creatures are more evident in rural and city environments.
The GSB organising committee is also eager to have as more many people from the southern hemisphere involved in this event where people participating at each location are striving to find and photograph as many species as possible within the event time frame. The event has proven to be a great way to engage people about nature and to learn about the animals and plant in their area.
The event will be held from Friday 25 September till the end of Monday 28 September with survey areas based on local government boundaries. Each participating group can define its observation range as being one or more local government areas.

Join us we have a look on our project list for an area near you,

We look forward to your area being involved and please free to contact us by email. greatsouthernbioblitz@gmail.com
or find out more on our website is
https://greatsouthernbiobl.wixsite.com/website

Follow us on Facebook and twitter @GSBioblitz and share to help make this a success

@monics @danplant @rob-westerduijn @dieterschulten @blazeclaw @capacoscar @rosio-vega @projetomantis @francofran @monroyfotografo @dodo_colombia @miguel1080 @camilojotage @oscarencisoa @el_naturero @dwkfoster @rogitama @nbareschu @davidangel-v @davidclarance @nyoni-pete @sdolrenry @wasinitourguide @ygurjar @paulakahumbu @dawngoebbels @beritgehrke @dewald2 @wilderness_botswana @tuli @rianafourie @dougmacsafaris
@bartwursten @jonathan471 @spidermandan @barefootbushbaby @i_c_riddell @nickypegg @simontonge @florem @ika_jem @birdexplorers

Posted on August 15, 2020 01:19 by stephen169 stephen169 | 3 comments | Leave a comment
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‘Great Southern BioBlitz’ 2020

Canberra is in the #GSB2020 and the local contact is Claudia Schipp AKA @claudiarose. Claudia is an experienced inaturalist but this will be her first project so let's make it a huge success, join the project and make some observations over the weekend!
The Great Southern BioBlitz is based on the same format as the worldwide City Nature Challenge (CNC) held earlier in the year. The CNC is held each year in April with over 250 participating cities to observe and record nature in their area. The event organised by Los Angeles Natural history Museum and the Californian Science Academy. In 2020, four Australian cities, Adelaide, Geelong, Redlands and Sydney were involved in the four days BioBlitz with Australians recorded almost 25,000 animal, fungi, and plant observations.
Following the success of the CNC, the Australian cities involved have combined to organise the Great Southern BioBlitz to highlight the biodiversity of our country in the flourishing springtime when flowering plants and many creatures are more evident in rural and city environments.
The GSB organising committee is also eager to have as more many people from Canberra involved in this event where people participating at each location are striving to find and photograph as many species as possible within the event time frame. The event has proven to be a great way to engage people about nature and to learn about the animals and plant in their area.
The event will be held from Friday 25 September till the end of Monday 28 September with survey areas based on local government boundaries. Each participating group can define its observation range as being one or more local government areas.

We look forward to your area being involved and please free to contact us by email. greatsouthernbioblitz@gmail.com
our website is
https://greatsouthernbiobl.wixsite.com/website
And follow us on Facebook and twitter @GSBioblitz
Join us we and if you are not in this area havv a look on our website for a project near you,
@deborod
@squiresk
@ jb2602
@lizardview
@bennybotany85
@davidcunninghamwildlife
@dhfischer
@happy_wanderer
@d_and_c
@tonycoenobita
@edward199
@edenbrad
@sascha33
@sericornis
@steve818
@arthur_chapman
@alejandroobil
@citizenstuart
@adrianmackenzie
@dhobern
@stefano239
@ali_mcg @carolynbull @fredleg @jingzhang1 @pablosapiens

Posted on August 15, 2020 00:50 by stephen169 stephen169 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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‘Great Southern BioBlitz’ 2020

The Great Southern BioBlitz is based on the same format as the worldwide City Nature Challenge (CNC) held earlier in the year. The CNC is held each year in April with over 250 participating cities to observe and record nature in their area. The event organised by Los Angeles Natural history Museum and the Californian Science Academy. In 2020, four Australian cities, Adelaide, Geelong, Redlands and Sydney were involved in the four days BioBlitz with Australians recorded almost 25,000 animal, fungi, and plant observations.
Following the success of the CNC, the Australian cities involved have combined to organise the Great Southern BioBlitz to highlight the biodiversity of our country in the flourishing springtime when flowering plants and many creatures are more evident in rural and city environments.
The GSB organising committee is also eager to have as more many people from Perth involved in this event where people participating at each location are striving to find and photograph as many species as possible within the event time frame. The event has proven to be a great way to engage people about nature and to learn about the animals and plant in their area.
The event will be held from Friday 25 September till the end of Monday 28 September with survey areas based on local government boundaries. Each participating group can define its observation range as being one or more local government areas.

We look forward to your area being involved and please free to contact us by email. greatsouthernbioblitz@gmail.com
our website is
https://greatsouthernbiobl.wixsite.com/website
And follow us on Facebook and twitter @GSBioblitz
Join us we are also looking for a local leader coordinator to promote the project,
@aliciasmith
@jmartincrossley
@daniel_heald
@amy_d
@ryber
@lancelot239
@ladyrobyn
@grahamz
@slaadi
@helium_l
@glen_whisson
@manicatus
@rozhart
@coliningram102
@bonniefalconer
@stevo6154
@timkarnasuta
@fancytuna03
@em_lamond
@garethbarber
@periplaneta

Posted on August 15, 2020 00:36 by stephen169 stephen169 | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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The iconic Dunn's Woods Squirrels

Indiana University has a reputation for its squirrels. Undoubtedly, the little creatures look the same as any other Indiana squirrels. Though, their behavior is a different story. I live relatively close to Bloomington, IN. The squirrels in my hometown are rather squeamish and do not enjoy human presence. I have grown up with the notion that squirrels are always scared of humans. The squirrels on the Indiana Univesity campus (particularly in Dunn's Woods) are comfortable and like to interact with humans. I was caught off guard when two of the animals approached me! I quickly learned that the IU squirrels have acquired these strange behaviors because people like to feed them. In an article written by Marc Orams (2002), he explains why feeding wildlife, in general, may be harmful to the animal. "Since the search for and securing of food dominates so much of an animals’ time and energy budget, a change to human-provided food often results in a major change in the amount of time and effort directed by the provisioned animal to obtaining food" (p. 285). Hopefully sooner rather than later, an initiative will be started to help resolve the issue.

Reference
Orams, M. B. (2002). Feeding wildlife as a tourism attraction: a review of issues and impacts. Tourism management, 23(3), 281-293.

Posted on August 14, 2020 21:38 by isaacgray1 isaacgray1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Stiletto fly names and metadata

Recently the number of accurate identifications from resident experts on Therevidae has begun to increase greatly. This is fantastic. Thanks to Chris Lambkin, Martin Hauser, Alberto Narro and Kevin Holston, to name a few, who have lent their expertise on this family of flies to put some authoritative species-level names on observations. The metadata on these records is amazing, with 'what', 'when' and 'where' data points allowing for the potential for important information in phenology and distribution of Therevidae species world-wide. The map is filling in nicely, especially for three genera (Anabarhynchus, Thereva and Ozodiceromyia). These are three of the five, most species-rich genera in the family and also the most encountered by far, especially in habitats where humans would encounter them (disturbed habitats like suburban areas in particular).This itself suggests something about these genera which is not found in other species-rich genera like Parapsilocpehala and Acraspisa, which are not encountered in any way close to the same level.
As more observations are uploaded and they are authoritatively identified, we will see even more patterns emerging, providing even more insights into the biology of this family. Also, given the number of new records, such as previously unknown sexes, and even undescribed species and genera being found for the first time, there is plenty more basic science to discover using this platform.

Please encourage others to join this project and contribute.

Posted on August 14, 2020 21:35 by shaun-winterton shaun-winterton | 1 comment | Leave a comment
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Burlington Seasons Clock August 15th Update

Sure enough, yellow garden spider observations are rolling in as August is in full swing. Monarchs are also out, though hard to photograph when they won't sit still, and some of you have submitted great photos of black swallowtail caterpillars! Though this may be the first update with no new species identified from the list, some focus species are coming back on the radar (like the turkey vulture) even though they may have been here all summer long.

Keep your eyes open for the Isabella tiger moth, which continues to be elusive in Burlington, despite all of the young woolly bears on the prowl.

Check on the current clock and see a GIF past years' clock data here:
https://burlingtonwildways.org/projects/burlington-seasons-clock-2020

-Gustave Sexauer
Burlington Wildways

Posted on August 14, 2020 20:49 by gsexauer gsexauer | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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ООПТ в проекте!!!

В проект добавлены границы всех ООПТ федерального и регионального значения Владимирской области.
Во Владимирской области сеть ООПТ, включает в себя, 135 природных объектов, различных по значению, категории и статусу, общей площадью 345 515,16 га (что составляет 11,88 % от всей площади территории области), 3 ООПТ федерального значения (183 458 га) и 110 ООПТ регионального значения (158 420,86 га), в том числе: 34 заказника (149 126,12 га), 73 памятника природы (9 078,93 га), 2 историко-ландшафтных комплекса (214,54 га) и 1 дендрологический парк (1,27 га) и 22 ООПТ местного значения (3 636,3 га).

Posted on August 14, 2020 20:27 by vist vist | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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В проект добавлены ООПТ!

Добавлены ООПТ Вязниковского, Ковровского, Меленковского, Петушинского, Селивановского, Судогодского и Суздальского районов Владимирской области.
Памятники природы: Берёзовая роща, Пойменные лисохвостные луга, Карельская берёза, Географические культуры сосны обыкновенной, Приклонский парк, Болото Вольное, Болото Оленье, Родник у д. Мокрово, Мызинский болота, Синеборские болота, Левинская заводь, Типчаковый луг, Фонтан, Дюковские болота. А также дендрологический парк имени И.Е. Алексеева и проектируемый заказник "Орхидная поляна".

Posted on August 14, 2020 20:18 by vist vist | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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20,000!

20,000 observations of fish have been submitted in Canada!

Posted on August 14, 2020 16:58 by kokafishin kokafishin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Friday, August 14th: Weekly Highlights

Happy Friday, Friends!

Our project now has 89 observations of 76 different species! Way to go.

Shout out to jackst for two awesome observations of water lilies. These are perfect examples of plants that grow in water. They aren't just beautiful, they also provide food and shelter to fish and other wildlife.

We have two observations of a mischievous mammal, the White-tailed Deer. Have you ever seen deer tracks? They are shaped like a heart. This week I challenge you to be on the lookout for animal tracks and signs. Share your observations!

Posted on August 14, 2020 16:58 by emily_wilmo emily_wilmo | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Petiole galls on Balsam poplar/cottonwood

Galls formed at the base of balsam poplar leaves can be found throughout the state. Within these galls can be found numerous aphids of the Pemphigus genus. They lack the cornicles (terminal abdominal tubules) characteristic of other aphids. When eggs hatch in the spring, these aphids begin feeding on leaf petioles which induces the production of galls that envelopes and protects the developing aphids. As they mature, winged aphid forms will emerge from these galls. While we wait for genetic identification of the species in Alaska, similar species in North America will leave their galls and colonize a different host mid-summer, where they will continue to feed and reproduce throughout the season. By the end of the season, females will return to Populus spp. trees and lay a single egg that will overwinter and emerge in the spring. You can help the Forest Health Protection better understand the range of these aphids by uploading your observations and pictures of these galls to iNaturalist.

Post created by @DanaBrennan

Posted on August 14, 2020 16:01 by awenninger awenninger | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Holy Moly! We keep finding them, over 260!

We've found 60 new species in just 3 months!

The bulk of the new material seems to be common, but not yet recorded, species. This is great news for folks using the project as a guide to what's nearby in Lake Frederick - recording these common species can help to educate folks on what they can see during that first walk along the trail. This is exactly why this project was created - to help interested naturalists at the lake get a head start by learning one or two things and feeling the excitement of walking through a forest full of old acquaintances.

Without further ado, here are some of newly recorded common inhabitants. Learn these by heart and you'll any lake visitors by knowing seemingly 100% of everything that lives nearby ;-)

  • Plants & tree recordings (Black Willow, Pignut Hickory, Chestnut Oak, Virginia Creeper, Japanese Stiltgrass, Helmet Skullcap, and more)
  • Milky Slug (distinct from our frequent Leopard Slug)
  • Green Heron (smaller cousin to the noble Great Blue Heron's)
  • Green Russula (a common mushroom, but slightly less common than it's red cousins)
  • Common Gray Moth
  • Viper's Bugloss (a beautiful and notable plant when flowering!)
  • Pickerel Frog

Posted on August 14, 2020 15:28 by hamiltonturner hamiltonturner | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Results of the Plant Club Virtual BioBlitz

Our blog post on the results of the BioBlitz has now been published.

Thanks again for all your plant finds, and keep observing!

Posted on August 14, 2020 13:45 by victoriajburton victoriajburton | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Mylabris quadripunctata

Today I introduce you to a friend I am lucky to have in my garden: Mylabris quadripunctata
We call them 'escarabajo de 4 puntos', or "4 pointed beetle".
This beetle's diet consists mainly of polen when adult, but when in larval state likes to eat eggs and larvae of grasshoppers, those bulimic enemies!
So, I hope you have some of these in your garden too!

This year the grasshoppers are just too many, especially in Asia where they are leading to famine.

Posted on August 14, 2020 12:51 by castieler castieler | 3 comments | Leave a comment
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пятница!

Уважаемые студенты!
Сегодня пятница. Завтра мы должны закончить ботаническую часть. Около половины курса по моей флористической части близки к зачету.
Подведение итогов -- дело трудоемкое. Поэтому отстающих (а таких много!) я прошу обратить внимание на ваши наблюдения. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmmyFLtPHsA
Deadline -- суббота, 15.оо. К этому времени вы должны выложить требуемое (и подтвержденное!!!!) число наблюдений. А мне до ночи считать итоги, вас много... :-/

Всем успехов!
СМ

Posted on August 14, 2020 10:18 by phlomis_2019 phlomis_2019 | 1 comment | Leave a comment
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Maiden kill

It was our second round in the forest.....earlier in the afternoon just after reaching we did our first park round through canter and saw 2 tigers (T19 Krishna and cub). It was a separate sighting and the cub was fast asleep. T19 was as usual acting like super mom searching for food and was about to attack a spotted deer but gave up as the deer was not within its attack radius.

The second park round was supposed to be more fruitful since it was in the morning. We were in Gypsies, a group of 6 persons per Gypsy, so less noise and a smoother drive aided in optimum eye level photography. We were allotted Zone No. 1 which is supposed to be good and area of Noor and her 2 male cubs. We drove looking for birds and other things. Suddenly i noticed something and I asked the driver to stop the car - It was a Striped Hyena - one of the rare / uncommon sightings and even odd for that particular time in the morning. Our guide / driver was losing his cool & was showing signs of being irritated as we were stopping for each and every bird and for so called "common" things. Suddenly we heard an alarm call of Spotted Deer as well as Hanuman Langurs. We stopped and waited for a few minutes.However, the alarm call diminished soon and the reason could have been a male tiger /tigress who could have been sitting camouflaged by the tall grass. We drove further ahead and after some time we saw a bunch of gypsies standing near a rock wall. A cub was sitting on the cliff and watching us curiously. This was the junior cub of Noor ( we came to know about this eventually).... we parked our jeep and started shooting the "Male" cub, the fellow Jeep members whispered that there is another tiger cub behind the rock wall. This funny cub was running behind the Painted Spurfowl or the Langurs above. This was a "poser" male cub and was giving fantastic poses and with lots of facial expressions. Suddenly he vanished behind the rock and we all were disappointed.....but just after a gap of 5 minutes he re-appeared and sat on the top of the rock facing other side. Soon the second cub appeared and sat just in front of his brother but we could see only his ears and some portion of his head..

Soon this "cartoon" cub started running for the passing Hanuman Langurs and just appeared in front of our Jeep. We captured hundreds of his antics on camera . Somehow we were dreaming for the second cub to come forwards and sit next to his brother so that we can click "The Two Brothers" together. But the cub behind was not at all in the mood to move from his position. All of a sudden the first cub was very curious and watching intently behind our jeep. We were thinking that it must be his mommy returning to the cubs. This fellow was making funny faces but highly aware of his surroundings. We were also curious why the cub was so restless and alert. Soon he got up and started to climb on to the rock... which was just above us! and if by chance he jumped from there, he would have landed directly on our jeep! We all sat quietly and observed carefully.... carefully as he might jump on us but at the same time with the hope that we may get some good shots. Somehow one of the tourists in the back jeep saw a spotted female deer approaching the lake next to our jeep. Now we all realised that "this " is the thing for which the cub was so restless and active. This was a learning curve for me ... that how a small cub (about 14/16 months old) can smell a prey from such a long distance. He started stalking on the rock itself..... but he was on the high rock at the right side... then down on the road we are in 3/4 jeeps... and then at the left side of our jeep (road) there was a small lake where the Spotted Deer was approaching for water. The cub started making faces and showed his hyperactive side. The deer approached slowly towards the water...now the second male also smelled the "prey" and stood up on the spot. The poor deer was unaware about the danger that awaited them at the paws of the two mighty predators. The deer started drinking water slowly... the second cub came forward and now he was on the edge of the rock. The rock was approx 12/15 feet tall. He took some time and then he started crouching and stalking......all were mesmerized and engrossed with the act.

Many fellow photographers were lost in the scene and forgot about the photography and were simply enjoying the thrill. I was quite focused and glued to the 1.5 centimeter viewfinder and never left the viewfinder as i wanted to catch the drama. Of course there were 5 jeeps in front of us so I was aware that we might miss the "hunt"but I was hoping for the best and concentrated on my "viewfinder" only though it was my maiden attempt to capture the kill in front of me. At that point of time my whole life was concentrated in that 1.5 cm viewfinder and of course for that Spotted Deer. Within a fraction of a second the second cub leaped from the rock and crossed the road in front of the jeeps and chased the deer. The deer sensed the danger and started running away helter skelter... but the cub was too fast and powerful and he smacked him with his mighty paw... the deer was thrown away just like a football... but the cub pounced on him again and pressed the deer on the ground and just sat there for many minutes.... just like a winner with the trophy... it might be his first ever individual hunt without the help of mother "Noor". The first cub, which also ran behind the deer as a backup plan, calmly went away and sat a few feet away from the kill and the trophy winning brother.... may be a tad upset as he missed his "kill". As the kill was pressed in the ground and was not visible due to a log and some bushes in front, we missed the feasting shots. We were only able to click pictures of the cub with his face painted in the deer's blood whenever he grasped the leg, neck and lifted the kill.

Posted on August 14, 2020 06:08 by ygurjar ygurjar | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Topanga State Park 8/13/20

Today I visited Topanga State Park...or tried anyway. When I arrived the street was jammed with more cars than I’ve ever seen for a fairly early weekday. I’m finding trails are busier than ever...which is not a welcoming sight to me. I ended up going back down Entrada and parking in the little dirt lot that has a trail that meets up with the dead horse trail. Unfortunately I really couldn’t handle the extreme humidity and the constant gnats following me around.

Consequently I didn’t go far and didn’t stay long. In keeping with one of my purposes for this journal, I am trying to highlight at least one find I make each time I’m out. I didn’t find anything spectacular, but I did find one sort of interesting insect which I’ve included below. I’m still trying to research it but I don’t think I’ve seen one like this before though the angle is not ideal.

I also thought I’d highlight one more insect from my visit to Santa Ynez canyon yesterday which was new to me. Incredibly small, there were actually a pair of these gall wasp parasitoid insects sitting on top of the gall. They’re pretty cool looking insects.

Posted on August 14, 2020 04:22 by naturephotosuze naturephotosuze | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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День первый: на старт, внимание, марш!

Первый день Югорского Челленджа стартовал!

Команда организаторов Челленджа постаралась рекламировать мероприятие и мы ждем, что участников будет много! Сделано около сотни перепостов в соцсетях, афиша мероприятия и видео-ролик получили вместе около 6,5 тысяч просмотров, была разослана информационка по научным, образовательным и природоохранным организациям, приглашены к участию три школьных лагеря из поселков Шапша, Луговской и Ярки. Будем следить за соревнованием, оно обещает быть веселым!

В числе участников 8 населенных пунктов (в их границах можно делать и загружать наблюдения). Табло на 9 часов утра первого дня соревнования выглядит так:

Первый день Югорского Челленджа стартовал!

Команда организаторов Челленджа постаралась рекламировать мероприятие и мы ждем, что участников будет много! Сделано около сотни перепостов в соцсетях, афиша мероприятия и видео-ролик получили вместе около 6,5 тысяч просмотров, была разослана информационка по научным, образовательным и природоохранным организациям, приглашены к участию три школьных лагеря из поселков Шапша, Луговской и Ярки. Будем следить за соревнованием, оно обещает быть веселым!

В числе участников 8 населенных пунктов (в их границах можно делать и загружать наблюдения). Табло на 9 часов утра первого дня соревнования выглядит так:

Позиция Проект Количество
1 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Шапша 35
2 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Ханты-Мансийск 15
3 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Белоярский 0
4 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Луговской 0
5 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Мегион 0
6 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Нефтеюганск 0
7 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Нижневартовск 0
8 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Советский 0
9 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Сургут 0
10 Челлендж городской природы Югры / Ярки 0
Posted on August 14, 2020 04:10 by ninacourlee ninacourlee | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Биоблитц 16 августа!

Приглашаем всех принять участие в мировом биоблитце по наблюдению за живой природой в это воскресенье 16 августа.

Для участие необходимо нажать "присоединиться" в проекте https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-8-16-2020. После этого все ваши наблюдения сделанные в течение 16 августа автоматически станут участниками мероприятия!

Что такое «биоблиц»? Биоблиц - это способ документировать биоразнообразие вашего участка, города или региона путем регистрации всех видов растений, животных, грибов и других организмов в течение определенного периода времени и в определенном месте. Это может быть пищевая моль в вашей кладовой, кричащие издалека земноводные, пауки в вашей квартире, растения на тротуаре, голуби, летающие у крыльца вашего дома... любой живой организм, который вы видите или слышите! Можно загружать как изображения так и звуки. Многочисленные эксперты-ученые помогут вам определить, что за существо вы увидели!

Если приглядеться, жизнь вокруг нас очень многообразна и чрезвычайно интересна!

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Posted on August 14, 2020 03:11 by yaroslavmagazov yaroslavmagazov | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The Bliven Conundrum

In 1964 an entomologist name Bliven published a paper describing 6 new species of Okanagana "endemic" to California". Holotypes and a couple paratypes of each were deposited, and then the species were promptly forgotten about as nobody else had ever seen them.
O. rhadine
O. orithya
O. pernix
O. sequoiae

O. salicicola
O. vocalis

Cut to 53 years later when a chance discovery led us to believe that maybe Bliven was not quite as... off... as he had seemed: One of the species was rediscovered. The details on that are currently private, but it gave rise to the obvious question: if one, why no the rest. That brings us to 2020, when @birdernaturalist found this individual while helping collect cicadas:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55435090 An individual that is quite likely O. sequoiae! Further examination will be necessary to confirm it. However, this is from Eugene, OR, not northern California, and as though the very dim bulb that lives in my head went on for a change, it occurred to me to ask "what if he just badly mistook the range of his species?". Rather than endemic to northern California, what if that was the southern part of the range of a mostly Oregon group of species.

This led to a quest. Was another Bliven species already on iNaturalist just waiting to be identified. As it turns out, it was. @umpquamatt photographed this individual of Okanagana rhadine 3 years ago.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7247167

And as though the cosmic cicada forces came together, yesterday a friend in Eugene collected one! Now 3 were down, and there were 3 to go. When will they appear I don't know, but I no longer doubt that they will!

Posted on August 14, 2020 02:02 by willc-t willc-t | 4 comments | Leave a comment
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Observations of the Month: Matilija Poppies (Romneya) Papaveraceae

Hairy Matilija Poppy (Romneya trichocalyx)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/6573028 by @johnmartin

Coulter's Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/42735058 by @finatic

The flowers of Matilija poppies are so spectacular that it is easy to overlook other defining characteristics of the two species, Hairy Matilija Poppy (Romneya trichocalyx) and Coulter’s Matilija Poppy (R. coulteri), both of which are found in San Diego County. If present, unopened flower buds are most helpful in separating the two species. The sepals of R. coulteri are without hairs, while the sepals of R. trichocalyx are hairy as seen in our observations of the month. Usually, the sepals of R. coulteri form a distinct beak at the top of the bud; R. trichocalyx has no beaking or only indistinct beaking.

R. trichocalyx with bud showing hairy sepals and no beaking. (c) John Martin. CC by-NC

R. coulteri with buds showing sepals without hairs but with beaking. (c) BJ Stacey.

Unfortunately, the sepals fall off shortly after the flowers open. The peduncle (flower stem) of R. trichocalyx may be bristly at the top; the peduncle of R. coulteri has no hairs. The flowers, leaves, and fruits of R. trichocalyx may be smaller than the flowers, leaves, and fruits of R. coulteri, but there is much overlap, so measurements of these structures won’t hurt, but often they will not be helpful. Although the fruits appear distinctive, both species have similar hairy fruits. If seeds are present, R. coulteri will have bumpy, dark brown seeds, while the seeds of R. trichocalyx are smooth and usually lighter brown.

When R. coulteri was first described in 1845, it was the only species in the genus. In Asa Gray’s 1878 Synoptical Flora of North America, its distributional range was described as extending from Ventura County (home of Matilija Canyon) south to Baja California. In 1898, Alice Eastwood described Romneya coulteri var. trichocalyx which is currently a separate species (R. trichocalyx) on the Jepson eFlora, the Checklist of Vascular Plants of San Diego County (4th Ed.) and other authorities. The distributional range of naturally occurring R. coulteri is more limited than that of R. trichocalyx. Until widespread introduction of R. coulteri, both were found from Ventura County south to just a short distance into San Diego County, but only R. trichocalyx was expected in the rest of San Diego County and in Baja California. Matilija poppies have been wildly popular with gardeners for many years. R. coulteri (or a cultivar, possibly a hybrid of the two species) has been planted in many places throughout San Diego County. Plants readily spread through their underground rhizomes.

All this makes it important when posting observations to iNaturalist that you include more than just a photo of the flower to identify which species of Matilija poppy you have observed. Ideally, your observation will include a closeup of an unopened bud. If the Matilija poppy you observed was planted (even if in a “natural area”), be sure to check the box for “Captive/Cultivated” to indicate it is not naturally occurring at that location.

The spectacular blooms of Matilija poppies prompted Mary Elizabeth Parsons to call R. coulteri “the queen of all our flowers” in her 1907 book The Wild Flowers of California. R. coulteri also has the distinction of having the largest flower of any native plant from California.

Posted on August 14, 2020 01:29 by milliebasden milliebasden | 4 comments | Leave a comment
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The next invasion of insect pests will be discovered via social media.

As natural history goes digital, it is experiencing a renaissance. Natural history — one of biology’s oldest disciplines — is often trivialized as an outdated pastime, and not a true scientific discipline, even though it underpins much of modern biology.

https://theconversation.com/amp/the-next-invasion-of-insect-pests-will-be-discovered-via-social-media-143527

Posted on August 13, 2020 23:51 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Cryptaranea atrihastula vs C. subcompta

from Court & Forster 1988:

C. atrihastula
ladderweb
- typically 3x taller than wide
- usually parallel to trunk, 1-3cm gap
- hub is messy and heavy with silk
lateral reniform lines on the carapace are wide
have never been found in *Pison* nests

C. subcompta
orbweb
- typcally as tall as it is wide
- placed at right angles to trunk
- hub is messy and heavy with silk
lateral reniform lines on the carapace are narrow
often found in *Pison* nests

Posted on August 13, 2020 22:28 by kiwifergus kiwifergus | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Great Kererū Count 2020 - coming soon!

Come join the fun from the 18th to 27th September 2020 for the Great Kererū Count, NZ’s only large-scale community science project dedicated to kererū.

Posted on August 13, 2020 22:09 by kererucount kererucount | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Wildlife Window: Time to study up on the gray wolf

Hi all

"In 1990 I (Kevin J. Cook) had the remarkable good fortune to spend a week with Roger Tory Peterson. I could write a book about that one week, but for now I only want to emphasize the importance of one particular conversation." read full story here https://www.reporterherald.com/2020/08/12/wildlife-window-time-to-study-up-on-the-gray-wolf/.

Thanks Gary

Posted on August 13, 2020 21:47 by coloradobirder coloradobirder | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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