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Eastern White Pine Journal

In prior weeks, the eastern white pine was evident but covered in snow and other debris. Now, the tree is growing upwards as well as branching off. Leaves surround the tree on all sides. It's withstanding the winds present and is growing well over the last couple of weeks. The process of budding has begun as new branches and leaves are present.

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Flat- branched Tree-Clumbmoss

In prior weeks, we were able to identify this plant but at a smaller size. The plant is currently budding rapidly growing vertically unlike the horizontal plants. It’s stem is thickening allowing it for better stability to tolerator server weather such as high winds or thunderstorms as we approach spring.

Posted on April 20, 2021 16:32 by hshawwa hshawwa | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Eastern Teaberry Journal

In prior weeks, the Eastern Teaberry was non existent, but as spring approached we started to see budding occurring. On March 26, berries started sprouting as spring was around the corner. The weather was cloudy and the ground was muddy (also slight winds). The leaves exhibited small red buds that could potentially turn into a berry.

Posted on April 20, 2021 16:32 by hshawwa hshawwa | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Stairstep Moss

In prior weeks, we could observe the moss quite vividly in comparison to the other plants, but the week of march 26th proved to indicate new changes to the organism. The moss had brightened from a dark to light green. It looked healthier and was spreading around the tree it was growing on. The temperature had risen in comparison to the last couple weeks and there was mud on the floor instead of the snow that was observed in previous weeks.

Posted on April 20, 2021 16:31 by hshawwa hshawwa | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Crome Sphagnum Journal

In prior weeks, we could observe dry/dead plants as well as snow on the ground. On March 26, there was no snow detected on the ground and there was new forms of life. The Crome sphagnum started growing across the floor. In previous weeks, the organism had been to a minimal amount. There were new buds as well as lots of mud and dried up leaves surrounding the plant. The position of the plant layer close to the ground. Their leaves are present but hard to separately identify.

Posted on April 20, 2021 16:30 by hshawwa hshawwa | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Dr. Ryan Fisher from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum discusses how you can help document nature

As more birds and wildlife begin appearing in our neighbourhoods, Curator Ryan shares some resources on how you can record your sightings and contribute to science globally, and locally. Lend your curiosity and participate in the City Nature Challenge 2021 with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum from April 30 to May 3. Let's share what we discover!

https://fb.watch/4_IUpQfjCa/

(Credit: Royal Saskatchewan Museum)

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Don't Forget the Plants and Insects!!

City Nature Challenge is less than two weeks away and we hope you are getting geared up to get out and have some fun documenting the state's flora and fauna here and elsewhere. Don't forget when you are out that you can take pictures of any plant or animal, including plants that aren't flowering yet -- just be sure to get pictures of the leaves/stems and a photo of the entire plant to help others with identifying your discovery.

And, don't forget about insects, whether they are the moths that come to your light outside your door to those insects of all kinds, tiny and large, on flowers, leaves and elsewhere -- they all count!

Good luck!

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Huilota en Romero de Terreros

Primer registro en la colonia

Posted on April 20, 2021 15:11 by gzepeda gzepeda | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Field Testing

I am new to iNaturalist and hope to participate in the City Challenge with my students. I'm experimenting with the app on my phone and the website on a chromebook (which my students have).

Posted on April 20, 2021 13:09 by nbenenati nbenenati | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Pin Laricio de Corse

Le pin Laricio, de son nom scientifique Pinus nigra subsp. laricio var. corsicana (J.W. Loudon), Hyl (1913) est – comme son nom scientifique l’indique – une sous-espèce de pin noir dont la variété est emblématique et endémique de Corse. Cette variété de pin est très répandue en Corse et nous en avons densément rencontrer dans la forêt d’Aïtone. Gérée par l’ONF, cette forêt est majoritairement occupée par des pineraies de pin Laricio en mélange avec des pins maritimes (à ne pas confondre avec le Laricio), châtaigniers, chênes, arbousier et houx notamment.
À la différence de son cousin éloigné, le pin maritime (Pinus pinaster), qui présente des cônes rougeâtre, brun-roux, de grande taille (10 à 18 cm de long), le pin Laricio possède des cônes brun clair beaucoup plus petit (5 à 8 cm), propre à ceux des pins noirs. Pour les aiguilles comme pour les cônes, le pin Laricio est couvert d’aiguilles de plus petites tailles (12 à 15 cm) par rapport à celles du pin maritime (jusqu’à 20 cm). De même, l’écorce du pin Laricio diffère de celle du maritime : le pin Laricio porte une écorce d’un grisâtre argenté, à la différence du pin maritime qui arbore une couleur plus rougeâtre, presque noir, qui se crevasse avec les années, les rhytidomes (écorce externe crevassée) formant de grandes écailles.
Très présent donc dans la forêt d’Aïtone, le pin Laricio est très impressionnant, pouvant s’élever jusqu’à 50 m de hauteur avec des troncs d’un très largue diamètre, allant parfois jusqu’à 180 cm (à hauteur de poitrine). Par ailleurs, ce sont des arbres d’une longévité exceptionnelle qui peuplent la forêt d’Aïtone depuis des siècles. Pour preuve, Guy de Maupassant décrira, en 1880 dans ses récits de voyage, les pins qui gardent cette forêt. Autrefois, le bois du tronc, grand et droit, du pin Laricio était très utilisé en tant que mât pour les navires. A croire, qu’il s’agit d’un arbre dont, de par l’usage de son tronc dans la navigation, et la magnificence des forêts qu’il dresse aujourd’hui, nous laisse libre de prendre le large.

Posted on April 20, 2021 12:50 by tristanubaldi tristanubaldi | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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FYI, iNaturalist webinar (CWF)

WHEN: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Zoom meeting online
LEARN MORE: CWF WILD Webinars

Please join us online on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a one-hour webinar about how iNaturalist has become one of the world’s most popular nature apps and the Canadian Wildlife Federation has led the charge in bringing it to Canada. But the strength behind iNaturalist is thanks to a wonderful community of people contributing observations and identifications.

Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N_p7LtgRTrCl_XUZH4_06A

.. Denis (denisag2)

Posted on April 20, 2021 12:34 by denisag2 denisag2 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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City Nature Challenge: Background & First Australian Cities

The City Nature Challenge has been running since 2016 when it was started as a competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco to record urban biodiversity using the iNaturalist platform. During a 7-day period, over 20,000 observations were made of 2500 species by over 1,000 participants. In 2017 the number of cities involved grew to 16, in 2018 it grew to 68 cities from various countries. In 2019 there were 159 participating cities where over 35,000 people uploaded just shy of 1 million observations over a 4 day period.
Although Australia has the 4th highest number of observations on iNaturalist, on iNaturalist, it only joined the City Nature Challenge in 2020. To become a participating city requires a significant investment of time and effort, with organizers beginning preparations from as early as September the previous year. In 2020 several groups stepped up., wth 4 Australian cities are participating in the challenge for the first time check out the projects from last year:

City Nature Challenge 2020: Greater Adelaide (SA)
City Nature Challenge 2020: Sydney (NSW)
City Nature Challenge 2020: Geelong (VIC)
City Nature Challenge 2020: Redlands City (QLD)

The event was a huge success with an increase in observations and users across Australia during the 4-day period of the event Friday, April 24th through to Monday, April 27th, well above previous records, see the full stats for 2020 here

This Year the challenge will again run for 4 days from Friday April 30th through to Monday, May 3rd inclusive, with many more areas within Australia taking part its a great time to join in. if you are not in an official area or an area using another platform you can join the "Global Project". Any observation taken during this time that is recorded within the area of a City Nature Challenge project will be included in the challenge results. Following this, through to May 10th is the identification period (observations can be uploaded during this time as well). This time is provided to allow participants to identify as many species as possible from the 4 day challenge period. The challenge is to see which cities can make the most observations, record the most species and engage the most people.
Of course, for South Australian residents, the City Nature Challenge 2021: Greater Adelaide is the project to join. This has been organised by the three amigos below Stephen Fricker (@stephen169 left), Seamus Doherty (@seamus-doherty center) and Larissa Braz Sousa (@larissabrazsousa right). you can keep up to date with the team on Twitter and Facebook @GAINbioblitz)
The Greater Adelaide organisers team. @stephen169 (left), @seamus-doherty (center) and @larissabrazsousa (right)
City Nature Challenge Greater Adelaide website

The area included (following local government area boundaries) extends from the Murray River mouth, across Lake Alexandrina, up the river, around Murray Bridge, across toward Mount Torrens, up past Kapunda, across to the north of Thompson Beach and along the coast back to the Murray River mouth (see map on the main page).

April has been a challenging month since the City Nature Challenge began as this coincides with the Northern Hemisphere Spring. Unfortunately for us, this means the challenge will occur in Autumn and we will miss out on recording the tremendous emergence of life in our Spring. However this shouldn't dissuade us, as in 2019 and 2020 Cape Town, South Africa recorded both the most observations and most species in the challenge, beating out many cities experiencing Springtime.

we all look forward to the challenge so in the meantime, sign up for the Greater Adelaide project and follow the Facebook page.

California Academy of Sciences-Logo ACSA-SA
edited post by @cobaltducks,
City Nature Challenge: Background & First Australian Cities first published, January 14, 2020





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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions:

Q? Do planted/captive organisms (excluding dogs and cats) count?
• Yes, all living organisms count. But the focus is on wild and natural organisms. Please mark any observations that you definitely know are planted or captive as such. Note that aliens and weeds are wild!

Q? What happens if my plant/goggo cannot be identified?
• Observations that cannot be identified to species level wont add to the species tally, but will still count to the number of observations score. It is important though to take several pictures of different features from different angles, with some closeups. This will help get precise identifications.
• We hope to get experts in many groups to help us with identifications. So with luck most of your observations will be identified to species level.

Q? I hope to do a 20Nm day birding trip to sea (weather permitting). Will the data be included within the City?
• Strictly we are using a 2Nm buffer to the city, but we have permission to include any Pelagic trips targeting marine birds, fish and mammals during the City Nature Challenge.
On land though, we will only include the city limits: note that Steenbras Dam, Helderberg and Dassenberg are included in the City, as is Cape Point and Table Mountain. (But Wemmershoek Dam, although managed by the City, is excluded.)

Q? Do the insects in my garden count to the totals?
• Most definitely. As do the plants and other animals that they are feeding on or associated with.
So do animals and fungi in your house: the ants, moths, the mosquitoes and other visitors also count. Please record them all. If you know that your garden or street trees and borders are planted, please mark them as such.

Q? Do I have to register to participate, or is joining iNaturalist enough?
• All you have to do is join iNaturalist and make observations during the four days of the City Nature Challenge (29 April- 3 May 2021) within the City of Cape Town limits - from Bokbaai to Kogelbaai and from Cape Point to Helderberg and Atlantis, and upload them on or before the 10th of May 2021 .
• Some groups have special projects we are requesting them to use. So Girl Guides will add their Guide project, CREW volunteers will add the Habitat project, and so forth. if you would like to add your own tags or notes you are most welcome.
• At the same time as contributing to the City Nature Challenge, observations will also automatically be contributing to the Nature Reserve, Greenbelt, and other places, checklists and projects. The iNaturalist website will handle that all automatically. All you have to do is photograph and upload with the iNaturalist app or your camera.

Q? What happens if the weather turns ugly and we cannot get out on those days?
• There are four days (30 April - 3 May 2021). We will just have to try harder on the best days. In the very worst case scenario of four days of major Easter cold front storms with torrential rain, we will make up for it in 2022. (2019 was perfect weather, and 2020 was Covid lockdown).

Q? Why are we having it in autumn, instead of spring when things are happening?
• A very good question. Some say we should organize our own southern hemisphere City Nature Challenge in our austral spring, rather than during the northern spring. Still we have enough biodiversity to match any northern city in spring during our autumn. We proved it it 2019. Let us prove it again.
• We will also be taking part in the Great Southern Bioblitz, which will be in spring. So we are splitting emphasis: the CNC will focus on involving everyone, having fun and getting observations, and the GSB will focus on our species and saving them.

Q? Who will identify my observations?
• We will have teams to help make identifications after the data collection period of the City Nature Challenge. So your observations will be identified over the next few days from 3 May to 10 May 2021.
• However, it will help if your observation contains good closeups of features, such as heads, legs, wings, and bodies of animals, and flowers, bracts, leaves and stems of plants, and views of the gills or undersides of fungi. Several pictures of different parts from different angles will help considerably with making an accurate identification.
• If you can help with identification, it will be appreciated. We need both experts who know all the local species in a group, as well as those who can help to put observations into families or genera. Please contact your nearest CREW or Botanical Society group to help us. Identifiers can be from all around the world, so please rope in your relatives overseas if they can help!

Q? By when must observations made during the 4 days be uploaded?
• After the four days (31 April to 3 May 2021) are up there are a few days grace (until 10 May) to upload. However, we do need to identify the organisms, so as soon as is possible please - aim for the 7th May at the latest..

Q? I would like to photograph small things! How do I get good photographs?
• It helps to zoom in. Enlarge the image on your screen before taking the photograph. If you desire, you can use a magnifying glass in front of your smartphone lens.

• One can also buy magnifying accessories at many smartphone stores, that clip onto your phone and can make minute ants look huge. if you can get hold of one and focus on our really small life, it would be really cool!
Alternatively, if you have a macro lens, that would be perfect.

Q? Can I photograph dead things or do the animals and plants have to be living?
• YES ! Photos of bones, fossils, roadkills, horns, seeds, dry pods, bulbs and tubers can be uploaded as observations. But not bones from a butchery!
Nests and eggs are also cool observations but please make sure that you do not disturb the nests and the whole point of iNaturalist is that you don't have to take the eggs - a photograph is more than good enough! Rather come back later and document the chicks and their fledging.
Also spoor, tracks, feathers, faeces, dung and holes: if it was made by an animal we can probably get an ID on it. Best to get several pictures , and look for additional clues.

Q? How can I track progress during the challenge to see how many observations and species and participants there are?
• Visit this project, or bookmark this link: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-city-of-cape-town . It will continuously update as the challenge progresses.
Check out the competition here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021 - this is continuously updated, so you can monitor progress. Remember that we are near GMT, so almost half the world is ahead of us (starting with New Zealand 10 hours ahead) and half behind (ending with Hawaii 14 hours behind).

Q? How do I find out where a species has been recorded in the city?
• On the iNaturalist web page, choose "Explore", and add in the organism name (you can use common names) and the place (City of Cape Town) and you can look at the map, observations, species (if you have chosen a genus or family), and the observers and identifiers in the area. For instance:
Proteas: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=false&place_id=52355&subview=grid&taxon_id=129714&view=species
Owls: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=52355&subview=grid&taxon_id=19350&view=species

Q? How do I find a checkist for a nature reserve or other place?
• On the iNaturalist web page, choose More, select places, and enter the name of the place you are interested in. On the page, choose the checklist option below the filters on the left. You can narrow down the checklist to any group, family or genus that your are interested in. For instance:
Helderberg Nature Reserve: https://www.inaturalist.org/places/helderberg-nature-reserve-wc-za
Constantia Green Belt: https://www.inaturalist.org/places/constantia-green-belt
Data for more places:
Blaauwberg, Bothasig Fynbos, Botterblom, Bracken, Durbanville, Driftsands, Edith Stephens, False Bay (Rondevlei), Harmony Flats, Helderberg, Kenilworth Race Course, Steenbras, Table Bay (Rietvlei), Table Mountain, Tygerberg, Uitkamp, Witsands, Wolfgat, Zandvlei
Constantia Green Belts, Jack Miller Danie Uys Park, Meadowridge Common, Rondebosch Common
Ardern Arboretum, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Tokai Arboretum
Strandfontein Sewer Works

Q? I am stuck at home and cannot get to the activities. What can I do?
• Your garden is a perfect biodiversity enclave. Record the visitors: bees, flies, butterflies, birds. Also your pests: aphids, millipedes, snails and caterpillars. Why not look for chameleons and lizards as well? And don't forget to include your garden plants, especially if they interact with pollinators, or fruit dispersing birds or are a food source for other wildlife. Even your pot plants: just mark them as 'planted'.

Q? Can several people take pictures of the same plant? Will it be useful if they did, or rather a waste of time? I guess it would add to the total observations but not to the total species observed.
• It is better if they don't. Why should they? There are lots of plants. Rather send the team or bioblitzers to find other plants.

Of course it will happen that several observers may photograph the same species on your excursion. If they are more than a few hundred metres away then the distribution information is useful. If they are less, then it is still useful information. But please discourage an entire class photographing the same bush.
Inevitably it will happen that a really special plant/goggo/bird/etc. is found. And everyone wants to record it to add to their life list. These things happen, and should not be discouraged. Not only will everyone want to photograph it, but some will want to come back and photograph it again. That is also OK, as it contributes to the phenology data - growth, flowering, fruiting, even flowering times during the day (or night): the data are always useful.

Q? If I photograph a plant and then see another of the same species nearby, should I photograph it? How far away should these be to qualify as different observations? (1m, or 5m, or 20m,..?)
• If you are going to photograph each species every 1m, then after 5 hours you will have crawled 50m and be exhausted. A rule of thumb is to think population-wise: try and get every population. So for some trees it will be 5km away. For some rare post-fire herbs, every 50m should be adequate. If it is rare, record every clump. if it is common, select a few places along your route.
it also depends on the projects. For Western Leopard Toads photograph each toad, showing its "finger print" markings on the back. For European Starlings, one photo per flock per week is almost too much.
For monitoring trees for Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle infestation each tree is permissible. Remember to add the project and record the level of infestation (or null if there is no sign of attack).

Q? If I photograph a plant non-indigenous to our area (ie planted), how should this be labelled? A thumbs-down to "Organism is wild"?
• Yes, this is the correct thing to do. On the app, just click not wild. Note that if it is a special plant and you want confirmation of the ID, it might be wise to hold back marking it as planted until you get confirmation of the ID, because observations marked "not wild" go out of the "Needs ID" queue. For the CNC, this does not matter as one ID is enough for our purposes.
• Dont confuse "not wild" with "not indigenous": lots of alien and near-alien species are very wild! Not wild is for those specific plants that you know were planted, and those animals still captive in their cages.

Q? Identification - I assume this is needed to species level - genus level is not enough? What about common names - are they good enough?
• Identification. Our southern African common names are still not yet on iNaturalist (we are still waiting for the community to be installed before doing this). Otherwise the common name would give you the scientific name automatically (unless there were complications - like several species with the same name).

• For purposes of posting the ID, dont worry. Just add the name that you know (common, vernacular, scientific, pet name). The identification teams will mop up afterwards. Get the observation in the bag, and don't worry about identification during the four days of the challenge.

Q? How many "agree"s are needed for identification?
• Two agreements are needed for "research grade". But for the purposes of the City Nature Challenge, a single identification will suffice. But it wont suffice for us in Cape Town. We will endeavour to get two agreements for our critical observations - where a critical observation is one that gives us a name towards our species total. We dont want wrong Identifications. Some will undoubtedly occur, but we want to catch them as soon as possible. So the short answer is only one ID is needed for the CNC, but two are needed for Cape Town's contributions.

Q? Who determines whether the plant is correctly identified?
• We do. You and I, and everyone else. If you see an incorrectly named observation, please provide a correct ID. Even if you dont know what it is, if you know that it isnt that, then make an ID to a higher level.
An example. Someone posts an ant and uses the Image Recognition System to make an ID. A few of our southern African ants will be misidentified by this as North American species. If you notice this, just ID it as "Ant" (iNat will make it Formicidae - Ants: so don't worry about the vloekname), and choose, "I don't know, but it is definitely not North American Ant". The Ant team will then mop these up. If we don't have time during the challenge, we will work through them more leisurely afterwards.

Q? Will you be creating a "place" called Greater Cape Town or something like that for all the observations? Then we can look at that place only for the identification stage.
• That is already done.

The place is - https://www.inaturalist.org/places/city-of-cape-town - but that is not really useful, unless you add a time filter for the Challenge
The project is -https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-city-of-cape-town - and that only shows challenge data, so is ideal. Not only that, but it gives the exact current total for the observations, species and observers.
• And during the identification parties we will be using the Curatorial Tool "Identify", filtered by the project: like so (it is empty now):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?project_id=92187&place_id=any - merely choose your group (e.g. Ericaceae) and open the tool by clicking on the first card.
We will have both courses and identification parties for those interested. But yes, there is no reason why one cannot work independently at home or in a coffee shop or with a friend.

Q? If I photograph, say, a Restio that I am not sure about - is it a good idea to take an educated guess as to the species, and which someone can correct if necessary, or to leave the identification as Restio?
• Firstly, in the field, leave it out. Leave identifications until after all your observations are loaded. Unless you are sure and it does not take much time.
• During the identification period: If in doubt leave it out. It depends how much you are not sure, and how many other choices there are. If you are not certain which Restio it is, but it might be gaudichaudiana, then perhaps just ID as "Restio". But if it is either gaudichaudiana or simplex, then make the ID and in the comments say - "or possibly simplex".

• Note that anyone can help. We will need people to ID plants to families or genera to help the expert teams make species-level IDs.

Q? Are there any arrangements being made for the identification stage or are we each just going to do what we can when we have time?
• You are welcome to work on your own. But we will be having ID parties. Courses and details will be made available closer to the time.

Q? When getting the total score for each city, what weight is given to the three criteria: number of species, number of observations, number of observers? Surely the number of species should count much more than the others if they want to find the most biodiverse city?
• The challenge is much more than that. There are three separate criteria, and they are not merged. The winning city is for each category, and if a particular city wins more than one of these, then it is the overall winner. But this year the emphasis is not so much on winning, but on jointly participating.
• There are also other criteria reported on, but not on the challenge per se. These are the proportion and number of observations identified, and identified to species. And obvious additional criterion could be the number of identifiers, but these tend to be worldwide and not specific to the City involved. And then of course there are other possible criteria, like taxa (e.g. birds, mammals, insects plants (note that it is unlikely to be to families), fungi (ditto). And also marine vs terrestrial. And also wild versus planted. And additional perhaps: identified to research grade. Then there will be summaries by climate zone, by the area of the city and the number of people in it.

And we will probably look at additional criteria in the post-challenge evaluation. But we will summarize these here.

Q? So anything wild goes. Or invasive. Cool
But what about: Anything planted if in a park or Nature Reserve? I think of Strelitzia, Bauhinia, Gardenia, palm trees and oaks to name a few!
Or trees at Radloff Park and the urban open spades? Mostly planted.
And what about the lekker gardens now at Lourensford? Loads of Plectranthus, Dietes, Tulbaghias, etc?
Or the huge Heritage and Ancient Trees, such as the Camphor trees at Vergelegen? And the very huge Yellowwood tree planted yonks ago but planted!
• All count. Just mark them as planted. This will present a problem for the ID process as they wont be "Needs ID" if marked as planted. But we will get around that.
Not only do these count, they are part of our urban biodiversity and must be recorded. Please dont skimp on them. There is no ways we will meet our targets if we only do indigenous plants - the bulbs, annuals and hidden species are just too many: those are for spring! For now, we need all our urban trees and weeds and or champion and heritage species.
So yes. Indigenous - tick! Aliens - tick! Urban plants - tick! Plants planted to beautify our reserves, verges, and parkscapes - tick! (and ditto the animals and fungi!). Remember to mark planted (if you are 100% certain it is planted and has not escaped).

Q? How does the counting work? If I see a chameleon, sunbird, skink, whatever each of the 4 days in my own garden and post an obs thereof each day. How would that count/work? Or for that matter a ibis on the side walk each day!
• That would strictly be cheating. The same chameleon (or even another) in your garden over a few days should count as one observation. But those in your aunt's, or niece's gardens would count as different observations. Similarly if you saw the Ibis in a different block or park or suburb, then those are definitely different observations and can (and should!) be posted. Within a nature reserve a few hundred metres would suffice: unless you were monitoring "clumps", in which case each clump would be acceptable. Use your discretion: - distances to a new observation will be much smaller for a millipede than an eagle. .

Q? Hidden localities! We have lots of Red List species in Cape Town. Some 319 threatened and 67 near threatened species - 12% of our plant species. Quite a few of these are on the edge of the city! If iNat obscures these, then they wont show up and count to the city, and that will put us at a considerable disadvantage? What should we do?
• No they will count. To see how look at the map for the City - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=52355 - and note that the outliers are included. ((This only works for "official iNat" places, and not for places added by observers, so the data will be safe from "mining". Note that this map is all our data to date, not just the challenge data)) So there is no need to devise devious ways of getting our data in: they will all be counted - every single one.

Q? Are there any special projects that we can contribute to during the challenge? A sub-challenge so to speak for those who want a little more focus.
• Yes there are several. Perhaps one of these will stir your interest:
Ants: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ant-atlas-of-cape-town
Schools: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/cape-town-school-nature-challenge
Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/polyphagous-shothole-borer-beetle-pshb-atlas-s-afr
Tidal Pools: ttps://www.inaturalist.org/projects/cape-town-tidal-pools
If you have any ideas for other projects, please tell us.

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Photo at riverside in Kyoto, Japan

Posted on April 20, 2021 11:06 by hiroki_sato hiroki_sato | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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What is the City Nature Challenge?

The City Nature Challenge started as a friendly competition between naturalists in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They wanted to see which city could collect the most observations in a short period of time. That year more than 1,000 people participated and collected over 20,000 observations. Soon, the idea grew, and each year more and more people across the globe attend. In 2018, the challenge expanded to 68 cities across the world. In four days, over 441,000 observations of more than 18,000 species were observed, and over 17,000 people participated. The 2019 challenge more than doubled in scale, with almost a million observations of over 31,000 species observed by around 35,000 people!

City Nature Challenge is all about embracing the healing power of nature while making a difference for wildlife. It's really easy to take part - all you need is your phone! To take part, download the free iNaturalist app onto your phone/tablet and start uploading pictures & sound recordings of wildlife. Your records will then be verified by a community of naturalists and you can also help people identify what they find.

Wildlife records are a really important resource to conservation organisations and charities like our own. They help us build up a better picture of how a particular area or species is faring at a local level and how they might be responding to things like habitat loss or climate change.

Posted on April 20, 2021 10:48 by kirstymyron kirstymyron | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Check out the official City Nature Challenge video 2021

Check out the official City Nature Challenge video 2021!
https://youtu.be/yO45mO9BUJM

Posted on April 20, 2021 10:42 by kirstymyron kirstymyron | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Grey-faced buzzards at Lung Fu Shan

Grey-faced buzzards migrate through Hong Kong in late March and early April, as described in my entry for April 1, 2019. Around 10 a.m. this morning, at least one buzzard passed over Lung Fu Shan behind the University of Hong Kong, harrassed by the local kites. Meanwhile, individual grey-faced buzzards have been sighted over Po Toi and a group of 40 or so was recorded by Kelvin Ng circling over nearby Mount Davis on April 11. These buzzards are capable of substantial sea crossings, probably using sea thermals, as noted by Keith Bildstein in his book 'Migrating Raptors of the World: Their Ecology and Conservation' (2006). It would appear that the buzzards cross the Pearl River (possibly during the night) and make landfall at Mount Davis before continuing across Hong Kong island using the thermals that develop during the morning.

Posted on April 20, 2021 10:18 by stephenmatthews stephenmatthews | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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A new mountain, a new species

While Thaumatoperla alpina are still around and active on the Bogong High Plains, our attention has moved further south to the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling area. The species here, Thaumatoperla flaveola, is not as brightly coloured as it's sister on the Bogong High Plains and camouflages well into the surroundings. This species distribution is above 1000m and they occur in the King, Howqua and Delatite catchments. They were quite active before Easter and have been seen recently along the Klingsporn Bridle Track.

Posted on April 20, 2021 10:16 by jmynott jmynott | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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City Nature Challenge 2021 Badge

All our participants in this project will be eligible to purchase a Special Event badge after the event.

Teddies must make a minimum of 10 observations.
Brownies must make a minimum of 15 observations.
Guides must make a minimum of 20 observations.
Rangers, Young Leaders, Adult Leaders, Trefoil Guild and members of the public must make 25 observations in order to be eligible to purchase the badge. Members may wear their badge on their uniform.

Badge orders will go through the District Commissioners to the Regional office. For any questions, please contact the administrator Melinda directly on this page or email melottering@gmail.com

Posted on April 20, 2021 09:58 by melinda65 melinda65 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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26000!

Позавчера 18 апреля наш проект перешагнул круглую отметку в 26000 наблюдений. 13 дней потребовалось на загрузку очередной 1000 наблюдений живых существ в Челябинской области! Предыдущая тысяча была загружена за 18 дней.

26000 наблюдением стал Рипарохромус Обычный (Rhyparochromus vulgaris) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/74403220 от Екатерины Юхниной @ekaterinayukhnina.

Отставание от ближайших регионов в проекте "Атлас дикой природы России" https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/wildlife-atlas-of-russia:
Природа Пермского края https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/priroda-permskogo-kraya-nature-of-perm-region - 341;
Биоразнообразие Ленинградской области https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioraznoobrazie-leningradskoy-oblasti - 1259;
Биоразнообразие Югры https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioraznoobrazie-yugry-biodiversity-of-yugra - 1402.

А в регионе-лидере "Московской области" сделано более 170000 наблюдений!

Приглашаем всех жителей Челябинской области присоединяться к наблюдениям за живой природой! Уже несколько лет действует мировая платформа https://www.inaturalist.org/, которая объединяет любителей живой природы и ученых по всему свету. Данные с этой платформы используются в мировой информационной базе о биоразнообразии https://www.gbif.org/. Это единая точка доступа к 57 тысячам баз данных о биоразнообразии. Сейчас в базе более 1,6 млрд записей, в т. ч. более 26 млн. штук из iNaturalist. Эти данные используются учеными для самых разнообразных исследований. На данный момент с использованием данных из iNaturalist сделано 1200 научных публикаций. Участвуя в проекте, вы помогаете ученым всего мира.

Рекомендации по использованию платформы iNaturalist и другие полезные материалы, с которыми обязательно нужно ознакомиться:
Мастер-класс “Основы работы с платформой iNaturalist” https://youtu.be/muV5cQ4TvEA
Обучающее видео по работе с мобильным приложением iNaturalist https://youtu.be/Hq5KDY9Jo_w
Коротко о правилах съёмки растений: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/37806-kak-snimat-chto-snimat-uchimsya-u-klassikov
Лекция “Основы систематики: 10 самых распространенных семейств растений” https://youtu.be/0ZT6nirOdb8
Лекция “Как узнать ботанический мир?” https://youtu.be/Fx6Sd03T8VI
Лекция “Ядовитые растения России" https://youtu.be/yn7godhEjfY
Лекция "Флора России на iNaturalist" https://youtu.be/EgLJxGI9-Nk

Другие проекты о природе Челябинской области:

  1. Биоразнообразие по ботанико-географическим районам: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioraznoobrazie-chelyabinskoy-oblasti-po-botaniko-geograficheskim-rayonam.
  2. Биоразнообразие по административно-территориальному делению: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioraznoobrazie-chelyabinskoy-oblasti-po-administrativno-territorialnomu-deleniyu
  3. Биоразнообразие ООПТ: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioraznoobrazie-oopt-chelyabinskoy-oblasti
  4. Птицы: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ptitsy-chelyabinskoy-oblasti-4151ab86-88be-4967-8f21-a1173ea0c4eb
  5. Сосудистые растения: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/chelyabinsk-oblast-flora
  6. Стрекозы: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/strekozy-chelyabinskoy-oblasti-dragonflies-of-the-chelyabinsk-region-russia
  7. Бабочки: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/lepidoptera-of-chelyabinsk-province-russia
  8. Культурные растения: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioraznoobrazie-kulturnyh-rasteniy-chelyabinskoy-oblasti.
  9. Домашние животные: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioraznoobrazie-domashnih-zhivotnyh-chelyabinskoy-oblasti.
Posted on April 20, 2021 09:44 by yaroslavmagazov yaroslavmagazov | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Bat fly perched on the head of a Bat.

Award winning photographer and entomologist Piotr Naskrecki and Museum Scientist Erica McAlister join host Alastair Hendry to discuss Piotr’s striking and highly commended image in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition revealing a Bat fly perched on the head of a Bat.

Such a close relationship between two very different animals is not unusual in nature but the partnerships can often be surprising. Join us we explore the worlds of entomology and photography and find out what it takes to get that winning photograph.

The Natural History Museum in London is home to over 80 million objects, including meteorites, dinosaur bones and a giant squid.
Our channel brings the Museum to you - from what goes on behind the scenes to surprising science and stories from our scientists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzQdrzooRtE&list=TLGGMUkKdM2jhvwyMDA0MjAyMQ

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166-Eind april. Het vogelkoor is losgebarsten. En jij wilt weten wat je hoort zingen o

  1. "Lastige VogelGeluiden"

    08:56​ - Zwartkop en Tuinfluiter
    20:15​ – Snor en Sprinkhaanzanger
    31:05​ – Bosrietzanger en Spotvogel
    39:38​ – Braamsluiper en Grasmus
    49:48​ – Pimpelmees en Koolmees
    56:30​ – Boompieper en Graspieper

  2. Eind april. Het vogelkoor is losgebarsten. En jij wilt weten wat je hoort zingen of roepen. Via deze livestream neemt het duo Joost van Bruggen en Albert de Jong van Sovon je mee in de lastige vogelgeluiden van dit moment. Is het een Zwartkop of toch een Tuinfluiter? Welk roepje is nu van de Tjiftjaf, en welke van de Fitis? Een uur lang luister en oefen je mee. Laat je verrassen en speel de quiz mee. Achterover leunen kan ook. In de chatbox beantwoordt Harvey van Diek je vragen.
  3. http://www.pnc.be/Limburg/Video-s/Webinar-Niet-inheemse-bomen-voor-de-tuin-van-de-toekomst-een-must.html Martin Hermy, emeritus professor bij de faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen van de KULeuven en schrijver van het boek “De juiste boom voor elke tuin” licht toe hoe niet-inheemse bomen een belangrijke sleutel zijn op de toekomst. De inheemse bomenflora is namelijk beperkt. Bovendien worden bomen vaak te groot voor de kleiner wordende tuin en hebben ze meer en meer last van ziekten en plagen
  4. https://www.limburg.be/Limburg/Natuuronderzoek/Nieuwsberichten/Herbekijk-de-webinars-van-de-30ste-Limburgse-Contactdag-Natuuronderzoek.html

    e 30ste editie van de Limburgse Contactdag Natuuronderzoek was een succes. Meer dan 950 deelnemers schreven zich in voor één of meerdere lezingen en elke avond mochten we gemiddeld 250 geïnteresseerden digitaal verwelkomen. Jullie reacties waren overweldigend.

    Kon jij er helaas niet bij zijn, of wil je een lezing herbekijken? Dat kan!

    Herbekijk de lezingen
    Opgelet! Om de video's te bekijken moet je vooraf alle cookies accepteren.

    Niet-inheemse bomen voor de tuin van de toekomst: een must
    Martin Hermy, KULeuven
    In de voetsporen van Van Ooststroom en Reichgelt, een speurtocht naar woladventieven langs de Grensmaas
    Sipke Gonggrijp, Stichting Hortus Alkmaar
    Vogels net over de grens. Trends in Nederlands Limburg en Noord-Brabant
    Henk Sierdsema, Sovon
    Wintervoeding voor akkervogels, een succesverhaal?
    Paula Ulenaers, VLM
    Bodemerosie in Limburg: een probleem?
    Jean Poesen, KULeuven
    Kweek en herintroductie van de Grote modderkruiper
    Jeroen Van Wichelen, Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
    Het Albertkanaal als natuurverbinding voor vleermuizen
    Wout Willems, Natuurpunt Studie
    Biodiversiteit van daktuinen, de moeite waard?
    Thomas Vandijck, UHasselt
    Sleedoorn- en Iepenpage in Limburg: tweemaal een verschillende verhaal
    Ilf Jacobs, Natuurpunt
    Impressies over 30 jaar natuuronderzoek in Limburg
    Luc Crèvecoeur, Provinciaal Natuurcentrum
    Natuurbeelden uit 2020
    Frank Resseler, De Kijkhut
    Wat bomen ons vertellen over de geschiedenis van het klimaat, mensen en bossen
    Valerie Trouet, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona

  5. RavonDag 2020 Reptielen Amfibeen

    RavonDag 2020 Reptielen Amfibeen

  6. zaterdag 14 november vond de 2020-editie van de RAVON-dag plaats, het jaarlijkse evenement voor vrijwilligers, onderzoekers en geïnteresseerden die zich bezighouden met reptielen, vissen en amfibieën. Dit jaar om bekende redenen geheel online, in de vorm van een webinar.

    Je kunt het hele ochtendprogramma integraal terugkijken. Wil je een specifiek onderdeel zien? Klik dan hieronder op een tijdcode.

    00:00​ Welkom door Ruud Foppen (dagvoorzitter) en Jean Eigenman (Raad van Toezicht)
    08:45​ Lezing 1: 'De salamanderetende schimmel: een onzichtbare pandemie?' door Annemarieke Spitzen
    31:30​ Video: Vrijwilligersdag 2020
    34:50​ Lezing 2: 'Red de Paling' door Martijn Schiphouwer
    47:45​ Video: Vrijwilligers in Beeld
    51:39​ Prijzenfestival door Rob van Westrienen
    1:08:00​ Lezing 3: 'De stikstofproblematiek nader uitgediept' door Maaijke Weijters
    1:39:32​ Lezing 4: 'Het Deltaplan Biodiversiteitsherstel' door Koos Biesmeyer
    2:08:36​ Videopresentatie: Werkgroep Adderonderzoek Nederland
    2:12:51​ Videopresentatie: Snake Patrol Suriname

    Met dank aan het grote aantal kijkers en iedereen die heeft meegewerkt om deze RAVON dag tot een succes te maken.
    De live stream van de RAVON dag werd verzorgd door Yellenge (www.yellenge.nl).

  7. 15 April robuust, veerkrachtig en stuurbaar watersysteem: het verhaal van de Aa,
    https://www.stowa.nl/agenda/webinar-cop-beken-en-rivieren-naar-een-robuust-veerkrachtig-en-stuurbaar-watersysteem-het Verhaal van de Aa is de vierde in een reeks webinars over infiltratie, waterconservering en waterbuffering in beekdallandschappen. De organisatie is wederom in handen van de CoP Beken en Rivieren, die wordt ondersteund door STOWA.

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Приглашение в команду Томска для участия в City Nature Challenge 2021

Дорогие друзья!

Этой весной Томск снова участвует в City Nature Challenge! Наша страница: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-tomsk-russia-vne-zachyota . Подписывайтесь на неё, чтобы не пропустить новости.

City Nature Challenge - это глобальное четырехдневное мероприятие, которое проводится в конце апреля. Ему шесть лет. Его задача простая - с помощью участников задокументировать биоразнообразие городов мира. Люди ходят и фотографируют на свои смартфоны и фотоаппараты растения, грибы и животных и загружают их фото на портал соревнований с помощью приложения или сайта iNaturalist. В 2020 году, несмотря на пандемию, в CNC участвовало 244 города и 41 тыс. человек (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020).

В 2021 г. снова будут участвовать города России - как в официальном мировом (Москва, Севастополь, Петропавловск-Камчатский, Иркутск), так и в неофициальном российском (Новосибирск, Екатеринбург, Челябинск, Орехово-Зуево, Тюмень, Тверь, Ханты-Мансийск, Тула, Алушта, Чебаркуль, Уфа, Томск) зачётах. Чтобы наблюдения из неофициального российского зачёта всё же попали в международный проект, в этом году введена новая возможность: нужно подписаться на экстерриториальную страничку (создана для участников, города которых участвуют вне зачёта или не участвуют вовсе). Такие наблюдения попадут в общий CNC через личный зачёт.

Для того, чтобы хоть как-то успешно выступить мы хотим поднять интерес в СМИ и в соцсетях. Ваши посты в соцсетях о CNC 2021 на вес золота! Табло российских соревнований: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-russia - подписывайтесь. В России для участия в CNC используются приложения iNaturalist и Seek или сайт inaturalist.org.

Все подробности тут:
https://lomonosov-msu.ru/rus/event/6647/
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/47508-city-nature-challenge-2021-vazhnye-novosti

Даты проведения челленджа в 2021 г.:

  • 4 дня наблюдений в природе: с 30 апреля по 3 мая;
  • 6 дней загрузки и определения наблюдений: с 4 мая по 9 мая;
  • результаты будут подведены 10 мая 2021 г.!

Кое-что о соревнованиях:
http://citynaturechallenge.org/
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Nature_Challenge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Nature_Challenge
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021

Сейчас уже 124 человека сделали хотя бы одно наблюдение на iNaturalist в Томске (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=149811&subview=table&verifiable=any&view=observers ). В общей сложности, здесь было сделано 6,2 тыс. наблюдений по 1036 видам. Это хороший показатель, который позволит Томску побороться в российском зачёте. Всех зовём в нашу команду! Табличка со статистикой ниже дана в информационных целях, чтобы оповестить потенциальных активных участников. Эти наблюдения к статистике соревнований не относятся. Старт 30 апреля 2021 г.

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @aleksandrebel 2 898 650
2 @andrewbazdyrev 887 171
3 @rausch 382 169
4 @pyakai 157 143
5 @ratel 312 92
6 @maria_tomsk 443 82
7 @melodi_96 107 74
8 @elena_ivunina 63 57
9 @natalia_shchegoleva 44 39
10 @anastasiya_latisheva 39 35
11 @ekaterinamikhailova 34 34
12 @alimovaekaterina 36 33
13 @alexshab 40 32
14 @bukhlina 34 31
15 @anastasiaevseeva 33 29
16 @konstantinsamodurov 52 24
17 @anastasiagg 22 19
18 @biologist-student 25 19
19 @pangur 33 19
20 @lira1 22 18
21 @floriansimon 22 17
22 @ranatrizlom 38 16
23 @denisemaldonado 37 15
24 @sibnaturalist 17 15
25 @kildor 19 14
26 @alina_boiko 16 13
27 @muline75 14 13
28 @theunuversemeyes 17 13
29 @alina_andreevna 14 12
30 @kapstaps 25 11
31 @sashabadashova 16 11
32 @aquacielo 9 8
33 @stepan9 10 8
34 @naturalist40481 7 7
35 @naturalist41454 12 7
36 @sedum 7 7
37 @indr1x 6 6
38 @lizaf 7 6
39 @neoremir 8 6
40 @pavelkomkov 6 6
41 @borzik 5 5
42 @ivanshapvalov 6 5
43 @kamil_konowalik 5 5
44 @karinavas12345 6 5
45 @olga95 5 5
46 @romansv 5 5
47 @temartret 8 5
48 @ulitka888 6 5
49 @elizavetavysotina 5 4
50 @naturalist35509 13 4
51 @whiteplanetdog 6 4
52 @winged_siberia 4 4
Posted on April 20, 2021 07:11 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Шестнадцатый город в России присоединился к City Nature Challenge 2021

Мы рады сообщить вам о новом участнике City Nature Challenge в России! Сегодня стал известен шестнадцатый город. Итак, новым участником мероприятия стал Томск (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-tomsk-russia-vne-zachyota ), второй год подряд участвующий в российском зачёте.

City Nature Challenge - это глобальное четырехдневное мероприятие, которое проводится в конце апреля. Ему шесть лет. Его задача простая - с помощью участников задокументировать биоразнообразие городов мира. Люди ходят и фотографируют на свои смартфоны и фотоаппараты растения, грибы и животных и загружают фотографии на портал соревнований с помощью приложения или сайта iNaturalist. В 2020 году, несмотря на пандемию, в нем участвовало примерно 244 города и 41 тыс. человек (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020).

В 2021 г. снова будут участвовать города России - как в официальном мировом (Москва, Севастополь, Петропавловск-Камчатский, Иркутск), так и в неофициальном российском (Новосибирск, Екатеринбург, Челябинск, Орехово-Зуево, Тюмень, Тверь, Ханты-Мансийск, Тула, Алушта, Чебаркуль, Уфа, Томск) зачётах.

Вашего города нет в этом списке? Не беда! До 23 апреля можно стать организатором акции в своём городе - от вас нужно желание и возможность написать несколько слов о CNC для местных СМИ и пабликов. Любой населенный пункт России может присоединиться к нам в категории "вне зачёта" и приобрести бесценный опыт - так что участие в неофициальных российских стартах в ваших руках!

В этом году организаторы международного челленджа сделали всем приятный сюрприз: даже если ваш город не присоединился к челленджу или принимает участие только в неофициальном российском зачёте, то подписавшись на глобальный проект, ваши наблюдения попадут в личный зачёт всемирной акции. Здорово, правда?

Но это ещё не всё! Любой любитель природы из России, который находится за пределами городов-участников челленджа, может присоединиться к сборной России, которая будет выступать под девизом "Мой город не участвует!" Нужно лишь подписаться на эту страницу. Сборная составит конкуренцию самым активным городам и будет стимулировать борьбу для общего блага - сбора данных о биоразнообразии нашей страны.

Для того, чтобы хоть как-то успешно выступить мы хотим поднять интерес в СМИ и в соцсетях. Ваши посты в соцсетях о CNC 2021 на вес золота! Табло российских соревнований: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-russia - подписывайтесь. В России для участия в CNC используются приложения iNaturalist и Seek или сайт inaturalist.org.

Все подробности тут:

https://lomonosov-msu.ru/rus/event/6647/

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/47508-city-nature-challenge-2021-vazhnye-novosti

Даты проведения челленджа в 2021 г.:

  • 4 дня наблюдений в природе: с 30 апреля по 3 мая;
  • 6 дней загрузки и определения наблюдений: с 4 мая по 9 мая;
  • результаты будут подведены 10 мая 2021 г.!

Подробности о соревнованиях:

http://citynaturechallenge.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Nature_Challenge

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021из

Posted on April 20, 2021 06:28 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Шестнадцатый город в России присоединился к City Nature Challenge 2021

Мы рады сообщить вам о новом участнике City Nature Challenge в России! Сегодня стал известен шестнадцатый город. Итак, новым участником мероприятия стал Томск (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-tomsk-russia-vne-zachyota ), второй год подряд участвующий в российском зачёте.

City Nature Challenge - это глобальное четырехдневное мероприятие, которое проводится в конце апреля. Ему шесть лет. Его задача простая - с помощью участников задокументировать биоразнообразие городов мира. Люди ходят и фотографируют на свои смартфоны и фотоаппараты растения, грибы и животных и загружают фотографии на портал соревнований с помощью приложения или сайта iNaturalist. В 2020 году, несмотря на пандемию, в нем участвовало примерно 244 города и 41 тыс. человек (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020).

В 2021 г. снова будут участвовать города России - как в официальном мировом (Москва, Севастополь, Петропавловск-Камчатский, Иркутск), так и в неофициальном российском (Новосибирск, Екатеринбург, Челябинск, Орехово-Зуево, Тюмень, Тверь, Ханты-Мансийск, Тула, Алушта, Чебаркуль, Уфа, Томск) зачётах.

Вашего города нет в этом списке? Не беда! До 23 апреля можно стать организатором акции в своём городе - от вас нужно желание и возможность написать несколько слов о CNC для местных СМИ и пабликов. Любой населенный пункт России может присоединиться к нам в категории "вне зачёта" и приобрести бесценный опыт - так что участие в неофициальных российских стартах в ваших руках!

В этом году организаторы международного челленджа сделали всем приятный сюрприз: даже если ваш город не присоединился к челленджу или принимает участие только в неофициальном российском зачёте, то подписавшись на глобальный проект, ваши наблюдения попадут в личный зачёт всемирной акции. Здорово, правда?

Но это ещё не всё! Любой любитель природы из России, который находится за пределами городов-участников челленджа, может присоединиться к сборной России, которая будет выступать под девизом "Мой город не участвует!" Нужно лишь подписаться на эту страницу. Сборная составит конкуренцию самым активным городам и будет стимулировать борьбу для общего блага - сбора данных о биоразнообразии нашей страны.

Для того, чтобы хоть как-то успешно выступить мы хотим поднять интерес в СМИ и в соцсетях. Ваши посты в соцсетях о CNC 2021 на вес золота! Табло российских соревнований: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-russia - подписывайтесь. В России для участия в CNC используются приложения iNaturalist и Seek или сайт inaturalist.org.

Все подробности тут:

https://lomonosov-msu.ru/rus/event/6647/

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/47508-city-nature-challenge-2021-vazhnye-novosti

Даты проведения челленджа в 2021 г.:

  • 4 дня наблюдений в природе: с 30 апреля по 3 мая;
  • 6 дней загрузки и определения наблюдений: с 4 мая по 9 мая;
  • результаты будут подведены 10 мая 2021 г.!

Подробности о соревнованиях:

http://citynaturechallenge.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Nature_Challenge

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021

Posted on April 20, 2021 06:25 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Шестнадцатый город в России присоединился к City Nature Challenge 2021

Мы рады сообщить вам о новом участнике City Nature Challenge в России! Сегодня стал известен шестнадцатый город. Итак, новым участником мероприятия стал Томск (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-tomsk-russia-vne-zachyota ), второй год подряд участвующий в российском зачёте.

City Nature Challenge - это глобальное четырехдневное мероприятие, которое проводится в конце апреля. Ему шесть лет. Его задача простая - с помощью участников задокументировать биоразнообразие городов мира. Люди ходят и фотографируют на свои смартфоны и фотоаппараты растения, грибы и животных и загружают фотографии на портал соревнований с помощью приложения или сайта iNaturalist. В 2020 году, несмотря на пандемию, в нем участвовало примерно 244 города и 41 тыс. человек (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020).

В 2021 г. снова будут участвовать города России - как в официальном мировом (Москва, Севастополь, Петропавловск-Камчатский, Иркутск), так и в неофициальном российском (Новосибирск, Екатеринбург, Челябинск, Орехово-Зуево, Тюмень, Тверь, Ханты-Мансийск, Тула, Алушта, Чебаркуль, Уфа, Томск) зачётах.

Вашего города нет в этом списке? Не беда! До 23 апреля можно стать организатором акции в своём городе - от вас нужно желание и возможность написать несколько слов о CNC для местных СМИ и пабликов. Любой населенный пункт России может присоединиться к нам в категории "вне зачёта" и приобрести бесценный опыт - так что участие в неофициальных российских стартах в ваших руках!

В этом году организаторы международного челленджа сделали всем приятный сюрприз: даже если ваш город не присоединился к челленджу или принимает участие только в неофициальном российском зачёте, то подписавшись на глобальный проект, ваши наблюдения попадут в личный зачёт всемирной акции. Здорово, правда?

Но это ещё не всё! Любой любитель природы из России, который находится за пределами городов-участников челленджа, может присоединиться к сборной России, которая будет выступать под девизом "Мой город не участвует!" Нужно лишь подписаться на эту страницу. Сборная составит конкуренцию самым активным городам и будет стимулировать борьбу для общего блага - сбора данных о биоразнообразии нашей страны.

Для того, чтобы хоть как-то успешно выступить мы хотим поднять интерес в СМИ и в соцсетях. Ваши посты в соцсетях о CNC 2021 на вес золота! Табло российских соревнований: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-russia - подписывайтесь. В России для участия в CNC используются приложения iNaturalist и Seek или сайт inaturalist.org.

Все подробности тут:

https://lomonosov-msu.ru/rus/event/6647/

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/47508-city-nature-challenge-2021-vazhnye-novosti

Даты проведения челленджа в 2021 г.:

  • 4 дня наблюдений в природе: с 30 апреля по 3 мая;
  • 6 дней загрузки и определения наблюдений: с 4 мая по 9 мая;
  • результаты будут подведены 10 мая 2021 г.!

Подробности о соревнованиях:

http://citynaturechallenge.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Nature_Challenge

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021

Posted on April 20, 2021 06:24 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Шестнадцатый город в России присоединился к City Nature Challenge 2021

Мы рады сообщить вам о новом участнике City Nature Challenge в России! Сегодня стал известен шестнадцатый город. Итак, новым участником мероприятия стал Томск (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-tomsk-russia-vne-zachyota ), второй год подряд участвующий в российском зачёте.

City Nature Challenge - это глобальное четырехдневное мероприятие, которое проводится в конце апреля. Ему шесть лет. Его задача простая - с помощью участников задокументировать биоразнообразие городов мира. Люди ходят и фотографируют на свои смартфоны и фотоаппараты растения, грибы и животных и загружают фотографии на портал соревнований с помощью приложения или сайта iNaturalist. В 2020 году, несмотря на пандемию, в нем участвовало примерно 244 города и 41 тыс. человек (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020).

В 2021 г. снова будут участвовать города России - как в официальном мировом (Москва, Севастополь, Петропавловск-Камчатский, Иркутск), так и в неофициальном российском (Новосибирск, Екатеринбург, Челябинск, Орехово-Зуево, Тюмень, Тверь, Ханты-Мансийск, Тула, Алушта, Чебаркуль, Уфа, Томск) зачётах.

Вашего города нет в этом списке? Не беда! До 23 апреля можно стать организатором акции в своём городе - от вас нужно желание и возможность написать несколько слов о CNC для местных СМИ и пабликов. Любой населенный пункт России может присоединиться к нам в категории "вне зачёта" и приобрести бесценный опыт - так что участие в неофициальных российских стартах в ваших руках!

В этом году организаторы международного челленджа сделали всем приятный сюрприз: даже если ваш город не присоединился к челленджу или принимает участие только в неофициальном российском зачёте, то подписавшись на глобальный проект, ваши наблюдения попадут в личный зачёт всемирной акции. Здорово, правда?

Но это ещё не всё! Любой любитель природы из России, который находится за пределами городов-участников челленджа, может присоединиться к сборной России, которая будет выступать под девизом "Мой город не участвует!" Нужно лишь подписаться на эту страницу. Сборная составит конкуренцию самым активным городам и будет стимулировать борьбу для общего блага - сбора данных о биоразнообразии нашей страны.

Для того, чтобы хоть как-то успешно выступить мы хотим поднять интерес в СМИ и в соцсетях. Ваши посты в соцсетях о CNC 2021 на вес золота! Табло российских соревнований: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-russia - подписывайтесь. В России для участия в CNC используются приложения iNaturalist и Seek или сайт inaturalist.org.

Все подробности тут:
https://lomonosov-msu.ru/rus/event/6647/
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/47508-city-nature-challenge-2021-vazhnye-novosti

Даты проведения челленджа в 2021 г.:

  • 4 дня наблюдений в природе: с 30 апреля по 3 мая;
  • 6 дней загрузки и определения наблюдений: с 4 мая по 9 мая;
  • результаты будут подведены 10 мая 2021 г.!

Подробности о соревнованиях:
http://citynaturechallenge.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Nature_Challenge
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021

Posted on April 20, 2021 06:23 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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პირობები

⭕ იმ შემთხვევაში, თუ მონაწილის მიერ ერთსა და იმავე სახეობის მცენარეზე ერთზე მეტი დაკვირვება განხორციელდა და ამ დაკვირვებებს შორის დაშორება არის 500 მ-ზე ნაკლები, ჩაითვლება მხოლოდ 1 დაკვირვება.

⭕თუ მონაწილე ერთი ძირითადი დავალების ფარგლებში იგებს რომელიმე ორ საპრიზო კატეგორიას ერთად (მაგ. გააკეთა ყველაზე მეტი აღწერა და ამასთანავე აღწერა ყველაზე მეტი სახეობა), კონკურსანტი გმარჯვებულად ჩაითვლება უფრო მაღალი კატეგორიაში.

⭕მონაწილეს აქვს უფლება მთელი კონკურსის განმავლობაში, მთავარი დავალების მიხედვით მაქსიმუმ 2-ჯერ მოიგოს ერთი და იგივე კატეგორიაში.

Posted on April 20, 2021 06:01 by nbgg nbgg | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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პირველი დავალება

📍გადაიღე და ატვირთე გაზაფხულზე მოყვავილე ბალახოვანი მცენარეები

📅 დავალების ვადებია 20 აპრილი-20 მაისი

დავალების განხორციელებისთვის აუცილებელია:

⭕შემოუერთდეთ პროექტს
⭕ფოტოს გადაღებამდე აუცილებელია ჩართოთ სმარტფოპნის location
⭕გადაიღოთ ორი ფოტო დავალების მიხედვით, და ატვირთოთ
⭕ შეგიძლიათ მიუთითოთ სახეობა/სავარაუდო სახეობა

გამარჯვებულები გამოვლიანდებიან 25 მაისს შემდეგ კატეგორიებში:

🎁 ყველაზე მეტი დაკვირვება
🎁 ყველაზე მეტი სახეობის აღწერა
🎁 ყველაზე მეტი სახეობის იდენტიფიკაცია

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City Nature Challenge: Knox City Council

Hi iNaturalist ID’er

I’m Bernie form Knox City Councils Biodiversity team. I’m writing to you as you are one of the top observer’s and identifier’s on iNaturalist within the Knox municipality. You may have heard of the City Nature Challenge which is an annual global event to help document wild nature through iNaturalist. This year Knox has partnered with seven other councils across Eastern Melbourne to represent Melbourne over the observation period occurring Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May. In the lead up and over the observation period Knox will be hosting three events ranging in theme from pollinators, moth lighting and insect exploration. You can find more details about the Knox’s City Nature Challenge events here: www.Knox.vic.gov.au/bushlandreserves

As part of the City Nature Challenge there is an identification period (May 4th – May 9th) immediately after the four-day observation period mentioned above. The identification period is where people like yourself can and are encouraged to help identify all the species that were captured using iNaturalist over the challenge period. Identifying these species greatly increases the value of these observations and helps the community better understand our local biodiversity.

We hope you consider getting involved in the City Nature Challenge!

All the best,
Knox City Council Biodiversity Team

@bushbandit @thebeachcomber @reiner @joshuagsmith @vicfazio3 @jadonald @kokhuitan @w_martin @ethmostigmus @cesdamess @johntann99 @thebirdnerd @d_kurek @twan3253 @john8 @robertpergl @nyoni-pete @torhek @deborod @jimbobo @borisb @johnascher @gumnut @adammyates @tony_d @jarrahsimao @matthew_connors @kenharris @konan_farrelly @oneanttofew @ratite @jennyghct @jessicaokeeffe

Posted on April 20, 2021 04:20 by knoxbiodiversity knoxbiodiversity | 1 observation | 1 comment | Leave a comment
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