Geoffrey Cox

Joined: May 31, 2018 Last Active: Nov 27, 2020 Monthly Supporter since September 2020

I've always had an interest in the natural world, but I have no background in life sciences.

The majority of my observation are from South Australia.

I have no particular focus area. I'll record any taxon, but my observations tend toward life most frequently encountered, and that which can't scurry, hop, crawl, fly, swim, scamper, slither or glide away before I can take suitable photos.

When uploading observations I try to include multiple photographs and, where necessary, something for scale.

For my own observations I will usually suggest a high rank and only suggest lower ranks for local species I am familiar with.

When adding IDs I follow the guidance in the iNat Forum Wiki: Identification Etiquette on iNaturalist.

All my observation locations are recorded with a GPS enabled device and manually checked when uploading. Location accuracy is typically set to a conservative 20 metres.

If you add a comment to one of my observations, I will endeavor to reply. (Although it may take a few days).

Although I err on the side of caution, from time to time I will no doubt make ID errors. If you find an error, please correct it and add an explanation so I can avoid such an error in the future.

ID Assistance Needed!

As of Oct 2020, I have 3,900 observations at Needs ID. Many have multiple clear photos and are relatively common in the region species where ID to Genus or species is relatively easy. A few have reached their ID limit from the photos. See the full list HERE.

Thank you to all the knowledgeable people that can provide IDs and guidance on iNat for taking the time to share that knowledge.

Below are a few filtered lists of observations of specific taxa that Need ID.

My Plant observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Lepidoptera observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Diptera observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Fungi observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Insect observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Arachnid observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Mollusc observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Orchid observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Moss, Liverwort & Hornwort observations that need ID confirmation: Click here

iNaturalist Year in Review

iNat Year in Review 2018 Stats: Click here
iNat Year in Review 2019 Stats: Click here
iNat Year in Review 2020 Stats: Click here

Local Projects of Interest

A project open to all residents of South Australia: South Australian iNaturalists.

A project bringing together all observations inside the Protected Parks of South Australia.

A list of all iNat projects relating to South Australia: iNaturalist Projects List for South Australia.

Backyard Biodiversity

A project to record all the species found in my suburban backyard: Backyard Biodiversity (cobaltducks)

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