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Plants and flowers

This weekend we went to a garden and I saw tons of worms, bugs, and plants. I saw that they had at least three hundred types of plants and at least three hundred and fifty types of flowers. Back at home we have a flower garden and a vegetable garden and a few fig trees and banana trees also some lemon and apple or orange trees too! In the front yard we have some flowers and the plants or trees that we have are: a tiny cactus along with some strawberry and orange trees also some other types of plants!

Hope you liked my first post ever, please follow me! Thanks for your time!

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 20:37 käyttäjältä z-sky z-sky | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Estadísticas 2020/10/22

Increíble crecimiento! En dos meses hemos logrado:

Casi duplicado el número de observaciones!!!
Más del doble de especies!!!
Y hemos crecido en 50% de observadores!!

Estas son nuestras estadísticas de hoy:
21112 observaciones (incluye casuales), 1985 especies, 1725 observadores.

Que grato ver que la comunidad crece!!

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 20:16 käyttäjältä awsalas awsalas | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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New salamander law means Castroville/Highway 156 interchange can now move forward..

Highway 156 is a crucial thoroughfare for thousands of commuters, travelers and commercial trucks each day between the Monterey Peninsula and Highway 101, but the corridor is also crucial to a species on its own commute, the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander. For years, any improvements to 156 – including a new and safer interchange at Castroville Boulevard – have been stalled as humans tried to figure out how to accommodate both highway and habitat.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/local_news/new-salamander-law-means-castroville-highway-156-interchange-can-now-move-forward/article_f8aac4b4-13d8-11eb-8f4d-2fe8c71292ec.amp.html

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 20:02 käyttäjältä biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Гербарий Магаданской области и сопредельных территорий

Институт биологических проблем Севера ДВО РАН (г. Магадан) вступил в консорциум Цифрового гербария МГУ

22 октября 2020 г. мы опубликовали на нашем портале изображения 258 образцов из фондов ИБПС ДВО РАН (MAG). Первая часть образцов включает род Callitriche.

Гербарий ИБПС ДВО РАН основан в 1970 г., состоит из коллекций сосудистых растений, грибов, лишайников и мохообразных. Гербарий сосудистых растений включает сборы сотрудников института с 1970 г., а также образцы более ранних лет (1940-1960 гг.), переданные из землеустроительной экспедиции, постоянно пополняется новыми сборами. В гербарии представлены образцы более 1700 видов сосудистых растений. Общее количество листов превышает 110000.

Большая часть коллекции представлена сборами из Магаданской области и сопредельных территорий – Приморья, Камчатки, Чукотки, Командорских о-вов и др. Сосудистые растения расположены по системе Энглера, родам присвоены номера по Dalla Torre, внутри родов – по алфавиту. Выдержан также географический принцип расположения. Электронный каталог гербарных этикеток существует для отдельных семейств и родов. С 2006 г. в каталог заносятся все новые сборы растений.

Среди оцифрованных образцов 45% происходят из Магаданской области, 22% с Чукотки, 18% с Камчатки, 10% из Якутии. Остальные образцы происходят из других регионов Сибири и Дальнего Востока. Работа по оцифровке ведется сотрудниками института О.А. Мочаловой и М.Г. Хоревой.

Постепенно изображения и других образцов магаданского гербария будут опубликованы в Цифровом гербарии МГУ.

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 18:48 käyttäjältä apseregin apseregin | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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TIME TO CELE BRATE

Dear Detroiters doing science!

We are almost done!

Please join us for a special pop-up exhibition of our Life in the Cracks project this Saturday: https://fb.me/e/1HqBBIu8O where we will honor the top observers in our Planet Detroit's Detroiters Do Science project!

Nina
nina@planetdetroit.org

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 18:33 käyttäjältä planetdetroit planetdetroit | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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finally reached 100 turkey vulture observations!

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 17:59 käyttäjältä torgos23 torgos23 | 2 havaintoa | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Chestnut Hill Fall Nature Walk: 10/21/2020

On Wednesday, October 21 I went for a nature walk at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. After completing my first nature walk at the Res earlier in September, it was fascinating to come back and observe how the passing of seasons has affected the biodiversity. For example, I maple tree I took a photo of was a textbook example of the gradient of foliage in the fall: leaves going from light green to deep red. I was also able to make an observation of a bee landing on an Indian Blanket flower. This made me think about what we learned this week about the success of the insect group. The example also made me wonder what bees who pollinate flowers do in the winter seasons.

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 17:26 käyttäjältä thompsuk thompsuk | 5 havaintoa | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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iNaturalist tutorial: uploading an observation from your smartphone

Never used iNaturalist before? No worries! Ask a volunteer on Saturday or watch this helpful ~1 minute video for a primer.

https://vimeo.com/162581545?fbclid=IwAR3Yce8GaQ70Wx3wKol91BoNuzmDgW2KvcqWfs01qs2fLuiB5HWC2Vpe0ZM

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 17:04 käyttäjältä annasmith1 annasmith1 | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Safety and Preparedness for Saturday

We are very excited to welcome you to the preserve on Saturday for our first BioBlitz! In order to ensure everyone's safety and comfort, please look over and adhere to the following:

COVID-19 precautions:
-all visitors must have a mask on at all times when inside the building
-follow physical distancing guidelines
-all visitors must have a mask on when passing other groups on trails
-10 or fewer people are allowed in the building at a time

Outdoor safety:
-look out for poison ivy and ticks
-when nearing edges of trails, err on the side of caution. Don’t enter private property!

BRING:
-MASK!
-snacks
-water
-long pants and sleeves
-good walking shoes
-smartphone with iNaturalist downloaded

Questions on the day of the bioblitz?
-ask a volunteer OR CALL the CHP landline:
(774)773-9982

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 17:02 käyttäjältä annasmith1 annasmith1 | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Journal 2: Learning to field sketch

Location: Ravenna Park
Time: 4:00 pm
Date: October 21
Temperature: 52 F

The first thing I notice upon arriving at my site is silence. While I sat during my first visit, everything around me was alive. The wind caused the cedar trees above me to bristle and birds chirped ceaselessly. I wondered if the extreme weather conditions earlier in the day played a part in the sudden peace. I began to look towards the ferns I first documented last week. The one in the river, which appears to be a Lady Fern, seems to have grown out more and is now hunched over. It also seems to have lost some of its colors. Inhaling the air around the fern, it smells almost sweet and damp.
Distancing myself from the fern, I can smell the collection of wood that surrounds me and am engulfed by the crisp air resulting from the recent rain. I notice that there have been few changes to the tree directly above me from my last visit. I now know that, because the tree appears to be a Western Redcedar, it is in the genus of coniferous trees. I feel the leaves, which have a surprisingly soft texture and run my hand down the bark, which is a bit tougher than I expected.
The ground around me has continued to fill with loose pine and fallen branches. Sitting down on the ground, I dig into the floor and am able to find a few worms that have risen close to the surface. I notice how moist the dirt is today. The overall appearance of my site has no changed much. I think that, because the trees surrounding my selected location are coniferous, the area at large will remain similar. However, as you zone into the individual plants, the site will drastically change as the weather becomes cooler and rain more frequent.
I would also like to expand on some of the thoughts I addressed in my last journal entry. Nature is so often exploited by humans. I have loved the concept of getting to thoroughly explore an area of nature and document my experience through writing, pictures, and drawing however I have already begun to identify that true-peace may not be possible. My selected location is near the beaten path at Ravenna park and there have been several instances when I will be deep in focus, listening for birds or observing a plant, and am distracted by voices from the populated trail. This corresponds with my notion that many areas have become spoiled by humans. Despite Ravenna Park being an exceptional oasis from the urban areas that make up Seattle, it still is very touched and the presence of humans is constant. The feeling of escape is only temporary. Soon you walk back onto the path and past several others trying to accomplish the same mission.

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:59 käyttäjältä katlykins katlykins | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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October 21st, 2020

October 21st, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:30 am: no newts today!
Weather was nice. AQI was ok.
Other roadkills - a tiger moth caterpillar.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 7 trucks, 17 cars, 1 motorcycle, 5 bikes, 27 pedestrians, and 45 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots.
County roads was repaving the road just north of the 2nd county park lot. Again, there were many trucks, pickups, and other large vehicles along the road (many of them with their engine on, again).
I did see the HT Harvey team today, but I saw at least 4 of the newly dug fences.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.
There were very few hikers and fishermen on the road, but the 1st parking lot was busy as usual.

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:46 käyttäjältä merav merav | 4 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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15 000 наблюдений !!!

Дорогие друзья!

Проект "Флора Камчатки" взял новую высоту - 15 000 наблюдений. Край сохраняет свои позиции среди регионов-участников портала "Флора России" как по числу сделанных наблюдений, так и по числу обнаруженных видов.

Наша статистика: 15 078 наблюдений - 877 видов - 360 экспертов - 123 наблюдателя

Для появления очередных 5 000 наблюдений нашему сообществу потребовалось без малого пять месяцев (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/36749-380-000). За это время новые наблюдения поступили как от жителей Камчатки, так и от гостей полуострова. Давайте отметим всех наблюдателей, кто загрузил за это время больше, чем два вида:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @olga2019kuryakova 1527 330
2 @borisbolshakov 952 317
3 @naturalist34144 524 240
4 @olga_chernyagina 275 171
5 @vadim_kirichenko 212 140
6 @a_petrov 221 119
7 @tatyana20 216 119
8 @hpr61 97 88
9 @jbourgeo 81 74
10 @natali_koptelova 56 54
11 @stn12 60 47
12 @sharikovmaks 40 34
13 @stepanovaanastasia 31 31
14 @annaklimova 37 30
15 @svetlana-bogdanovich 28 28
16 @mikhailkostyrya 29 27
17 @briukhanova_veronika 26 26
18 @galkav 26 25
19 @lukovnikovatatyana 26 25
20 @nightrayn 23 23
21 @olechka_0902 21 21
22 @valerkov 21 21
23 @yuliakkk 22 21
24 @zaporozhets_oleg 21 21
25 @daria_kozhemyaka 23 20
26 @koffer 20 20
27 @olga_deg 25 19
28 @mariamatvienko 19 18
29 @maria_krupeneva 17 17
30 @vitalinalobanova 20 15
31 @anna_grus 13 13
32 @evgenyi_eg 14 13
33 @yanavarvarenko 13 13
34 @zuvaaa 13 13
35 @ksenita_grendy_ 13 12
36 @sveta-koptelova2004 12 12
37 @tenro 11 11
38 @chinchilla_kam 10 10
39 @naturalist31920 10 10
40 @russian_travel_geek 13 10
41 @a_kgnv 10 9
42 @theunuversemeyes 7 7
43 @akorablev 5 5
44 @alex_iosipenko 5 5
45 @naturalist24267 5 5
46 @ivanova372 4 4
47 @nikoideum 4 4
48 @svetlanakirklevskya 4 4
49 @idbirds 3 3
50 @lika4 3 3
51 @naturalist32103 3 3
52 @tatian 3 3
53 @annamayorova 2 2
54 @cathie_m 2 2
55 @daria79 2 2
56 @maria_romanskaya 2 2
57 @nata-707 2 2
58 @naturalist15953 2 2
59 @needfortravelmax 2 2
60 @nissa_khv 2 2
61 @vladimirarkhipov 3 2
Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:42 käyttäjältä apseregin apseregin | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Genus Moraea: Characteristics

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:40 käyttäjältä anthonywalton anthonywalton | 7 havaintoa | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Stink Bug watch

Ameeds, who I'm sure you all know because he is our #1 Stink Bug identifier, just sent me this message:

"I wanted to ask you to keep an eye out for a stink bug that I think is newly arrived to southern California. I haven't seen any observations that make it quite as far north as your observations, but you're close enough to the area that they may still be around.

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/317598-Pellaea

Previously, these guys only have US records in south Texas, but an expert that I talked to said that if anyone was able to collect physical specimens for him to arrange to have sent for examination and confirmation of identity, this would be a very interesting record and may be a species that requires closer study as a possibly harmful invasive.

The species may be associated with glossy privet, Ligustrum lucidum, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/77740-Ligustrum-lucidum."

Just in case you come across it, and/or have Glossy Privets in your neighborhood. Laura?!

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:26 käyttäjältä andreacala andreacala | 5 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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2000 наблюдений !!!

Дорогие друзья!

Проект "Флора Вологодской области" взял новую высоту - 2000 наблюдений. Область постепенно улучшает свои позиции среди регионов-участников портала "Флора России" как по числу сделанных наблюдений, так и по числу обнаруженных видов.

Наша статистика: 2 041 наблюдение - 498 видов - 177 экспертов - 61 наблюдатель

Для появления очередной 1000 наблюдений нашему сообществу потребовалось 85 дней (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/vologda-oblast-flora/journal/38771-1000-nablyudeniy). Во многом, это заслуга Дмитрия Филиппова (@dmitriy_philippov), профессионального ботаника, примкнувшего к iNaturalist. Тем не менее, давайте отметим всех наблюдателей, кто загрузил за это время больше, чем два вида:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @dmitriy_philippov 744 271
2 @alena_menshikova 49 47
3 @skysvetlana 29 27
4 @natalia_selezneva 25 24
5 @natalyam 22 21
6 @plrays 17 17
7 @cyanopro 14 14
8 @merlu 12 12
9 @dmitrykopylov 5 5
10 @nincia 5 5
11 @bobykvv 4 4
12 @ninagureeva 2 2
Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:25 käyttäjältä apseregin apseregin | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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1000 наблюдений !!!

Дорогие друзья!

Проект "Флора Смоленской области" взял первую круглую отметку - 1000 наблюдений. Область пока плетётся в хвосте портала "Флора России" по числу сделанных наблюдений, но прогресс очевиден!

Наша статистика: 1 069 наблюдений - 377 видов - 146 экспертов - 73 наблюдателя

Для появления очередных 500 наблюдений нашему сообществу потребовалось ровно 3,5 месяца (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/38126-550-000). Давайте отметим тех наблюдателей, кто загрузил в проект по смоленской флоре самое большое число видов:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @naturalist12789 225 136
2 @daria_kulakova 128 116
3 @gerrud 91 87
4 @kiramarch 94 72
5 @anastasiiamerkulova 64 56
6 @nikita_naturalist_67 48 47
7 @chimik 54 47
8 @panasenkonn 38 31
9 @elena_tikhonova 41 29
10 @naturalist37248 25 25
11 @nina_nesterova 23 21
12 @mrs_who 19 19
13 @naturalist12061 17 16
14 @tsubin_andrey 15 15
15 @tramuntana 15 14
16 @naturalist12263 19 13
17 @paperdogs 10 10
18 @ilya2000 10 10
19 @kouhaidead 8 8
20 @sergey100 8 8
21 @svetae 9 8
22 @saida56 8 7
23 @moreva 6 6
24 @belyaevaev 6 6
25 @rafael_melkumov 6 6
26 @tatianashch 6 6
27 @batworker 6 6
28 @v199rus 4 4
29 @hln_m_t 4 4
30 @mitia 4 4
31 @kristi67 3 3
32 @lena54 3 3
33 @nikitalavrenov 3 3
34 @iliatrukshin 3 3
35 @svetakolesnik 2 2
36 @livvik 2 2
37 @angelikabrezgunova 2 2
38 @morning_sun 2 2
39 @evgenyfedosov 2 2
40 @godmt 2 2
41 @sloslysky 2 2
Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:17 käyttäjältä apseregin apseregin | 4 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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30 000 наблюдений !!!

Дорогие друзья!

Проект "Флора Курской области" взял новую высоту - 30 000 наблюдений. Область уверенно входит в пятерку регионов-участников портала "Флора России" по числу сделанных наблюдений!

Наша статистика: 30 208 наблюдений - 1 166 видов - 469 экспертов - 80 наблюдателей

Для появления очередных 5 000 наблюдений нашему сообществу потребовалось 72 дня (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kursk-oblast-flora/journal/39304-25-000-nablyudeniy). Давайте отметим тех наблюдателей, кто загрузил за это время самое большое число видов:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @dni_catipo 1998 404
2 @lex_deineko 646 259
3 @zibzap 462 231
4 @ikskyrskobl 481 210
5 @andrewbazdyrev 109 74
6 @nomen_dubium 41 38
7 @cuprum 24 24
8 @rovzap 21 20
9 @tatyaya 20 19
10 @elenalitoshenko 17 16
11 @ev_sklyar 10 10
12 @alex_pol_64 9 9
13 @andrey_bobkov 5 5
14 @arepieva 165 5
15 @arinagolovenko 4 4
16 @lyudaan02 4 4
17 @yriysokolov73 4 4
Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 15:05 käyttäjältä apseregin apseregin | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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10 000 наблюдений !!!

Дорогие друзья!

Проект "Флора Краснодарского края" взял новую высоту - 10 000 наблюдений. Кубань входит в пятерку регионов-участников портала "Флора России" как по числу наблюдателей, так и по числу выявленных видов!

Наша статистика: 10 039 наблюдений - 1 347 видов - 539 экспертов - 572 наблюдателя

Для появления очередных 5 000 наблюдений нашему сообществу потребовалось 4 месяца и 22 дня (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/krasnodar-krai-flora/journal/36809-5000-nablyudeniy). Давайте отметим тех наблюдателей, кто загрузил за это время самое большое число видов:

Место Наблюдатель Наблюдений Видов
1 @apseregin 654 384
2 @lilia_rakitianskaia 555 209
3 @natalia_gamova 303 195
4 @itallmas 208 118
5 @alyona4 134 111
6 @ocanire 109 105
7 @naturalist36862 126 104
8 @krylenkosl 206 95
9 @ashache 96 81
10 @baroniul 84 78
11 @esegorov 104 75
12 @yuriydanilevsky 95 75
13 @krasnova18 117 63
14 @alexey_chalenko 86 62
15 @ana_lu 69 60
16 @vadim_prokhorov 89 59
17 @flora_krd 57 55
18 @dariakrylenko 60 51
19 @rejoin 61 48
20 @fenestron 54 44
21 @egor_vasyagin 64 39
22 @andrewbazdyrev 39 38
23 @naturalist35525 49 38
24 @fyodorkhomenko 43 36
25 @irinairinina 33 33
26 @maxim_ismaylov 48 27
27 @fishapod 27 26
28 @s_chere 29 26
29 @lichu 24 23
30 @naturalist43210 23 23
31 @kaloula_pulchra 25 22
32 @abogomazova 22 21
33 @cessidy 20 20
34 @lihagayka 21 20
35 @mnevlyutov 22 20
36 @olgaaseeva 21 20
37 @grisha59599 20 19
38 @a_ma_bird 18 18
39 @alefirenko010516 16 16
40 @annapotanina 17 16
41 @ivan_savinov 17 16
42 @sitnikovs 16 16
43 @southern_sun 15 15
44 @summerboy 15 15
45 @uroboros 15 15
46 @andreus007 14 14
47 @deniszhbir 15 14
48 @pesnevvitaly 14 14
49 @stolbovsky 17 14
50 @saderdinov 13 13
51 @steeldog01 15 13
52 @nevski 13 12
53 @denisan 11 11
54 @mariafazilova 12 11
55 @naturalist39028 11 11
56 @justcorpse 12 10
57 @nattaly 10 10
58 @rammfanka 10 10
59 @lilmars 9 9
60 @marina-privalova 10 9
61 @naturalist31387 9 9
62 @naturalist35936 9 9
63 @boba2009 9 8
64 @naturalist35576 8 8
65 @lihsv 7 7
66 @ruslansadykov 7 7
67 @thegriglat 7 7
68 @tx_neft 7 7
69 @ulyanasimakova 7 7
70 @valentinaborodulina 7 7
71 @anastasiya49 6 6
72 @apollotd 6 6
73 @drobotmaxim 6 6
74 @druzhna 6 6
75 @freefess 6 6
76 @outdoorsubtropicclub 6 6
77 @pushai 6 6
78 @qollqe 6 6
79 @tatka 6 6
80 @allashcherbakova 5 5
81 @karlose1 5 5
82 @katerina_kh 6 5
83 @kpok 6 5
84 @naturalist13857 5 5
85 @naturalist27541 5 5
86 @naturalist40613 5 5
87 @naturalist41817 5 5
88 @nrntvn 5 5
89 @polyanskaya 5 5
90 @skvorty 5 5
91 @alena_alisa 4 4
92 @daniil_antipov 4 4
93 @euphoria 5 4
94 @evgeny23 4 4
95 @frank375 4 4
96 @galakhovak 4 4
97 @lavrikov_alex 4 4
98 @nabatov 5 4
99 @naturalist12612 5 4
100 @naturalist25236 4 4
101 @naturalist35771 4 4
102 @naturalist35973 4 4
103 @naturalist390851 4 4
104 @naturalist42054 4 4
105 @neanhim 4 4
106 @senri 4 4
107 @soyla 4 4
Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 14:55 käyttäjältä apseregin apseregin | 2 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Variations in the appearance of Diphlebia lestoides

As described by by W. E. Stewart in his 1980 thesis on the genus Diphlebia (https://www.publish.csiro.au/zs/ajzs075), the species D. lestoides has six distinct forms. These are illustrated below from my own sightings.

Diphlebia lestoides lestoides (Selys, 1853)
Southern subspecies, found from the Yarra Valley (Vic) to Gosford (NSW).

Females

Badger weir, Healesville: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37514200
Yarra River Walk, Warburton: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37514718
Little Peninsula Tunnel, McMahons Creek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37513864
Aberfeldy Bridge, Baw Baw: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37511716
Aberfeldy Bridge, Baw Baw: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37508190
Woods Reserve, Gibraltar Creek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39694503
Duck Holes Picnic Area, McCarrsCreek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35943254

Males, clear wing

Badger weir, Healesville: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37514050
Yarra River Walk, Warburton: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37514723
Big Peninsula Tunnel, McMahons Creek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37512926
Aberfeldy Bridge, Baw Baw: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37511715
Stringers Creek, Walhalla: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37508039
Woods Reserve, Gibraltar Creek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39694385
Duck Holes Picnic Area, McCarrsCreek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35943203

Males, bar wing

Badger weir, Healesville: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37514484
Yarra River Walk, Warburton: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37514049
Big Peninsula Tunnel, McMahons Creek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37512927
Aberfeldy Bridge, Baw Baw: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37511714
Aberfeldy Bridge, Baw Baw: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37508126
McKenzie River nature Walk: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37507947
Woods Reserve, Gibraltar Creek: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39694472

Diphlebia lestoides tillyardi Fraser, 1956
Northern subspecies, found from Barrington Tops (NSW) to Mount Glorious (Qld).

Females

Breakfast Creek, Mount Warning: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52249924
Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35371209
Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35372305

Males, clear wing

Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55410635
Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35370990

Males, bar tip wing

Breakfast Creek, Mount Warning: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52249919
Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55410728
Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35371340
Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35372441
Morans Creek, O'Reilly's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35400294

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 10:40 käyttäjältä jeff_melvaine jeff_melvaine | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Pocosol 17-20 Oct 2020

Stayed at Pocosol Field Station (San Ramon, Costa Rica) 17-20 Oct with Jim Zook.

Hiked most of trails, principally birdwatching.

Mammal list:

Howler Monkey (along entrance road near gate)
White-faced Capuchin (just outside gate and from near statioin)
Spider Monkey (feeding on figs below comedor)
Proechimys semispinosus (seen twice near laguna at night)
Agouti (heard when flushed during day on Henry Murillo trail)
Collared Peccary (fresh tracks seen on Miradores trail)
Kinkajou (Jim heard one at night from station)
Sciurus granatensis (up to 3 in one day in forest)
Sciurus variagatoides thomasi (below comedor)
Lots of bats at night

Also seen:
Lithobates warszewitschii

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 02:21 käyttäjältä bruce bruce | 10 havaintoa | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Presentando a Dysdercus mimulus, reporte de una posible nueva especie para Honduras

El pasado 19 de octubre, se reportó en el campus Zamorano la especie Dysdercus mimulus (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/339932-Dysdercus-mimulus), un chinche (Hemiptera/Heteroptera) de la familia Pyrrhocoridae. Este es el primer reporte en iNaturalist para esta especie en Honduras. Sin embargo, existen algunas observaciones en Nicaragua y más al norte en México. Además, existen reportes para Panamá, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belice, y México en la Infraestructura Mundial de Información en Biodiversidad (GBIF, por sus siglas en inglés). Este reporte representa la especie #2829 reportada en iNaturalist.org para Zamorano Universidad y el municipio de San Antonio de Oriente, y la especie #7484 reportada en iNaturalist.org para Honduras.

El reporte fue realizado por Britney Jímenez, en Zona 2 cerca de la laguna de agua para riego (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63067066). Britney es una estudiante guatemalteca de primer año en la Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Zamorano, quien comenzó a utilizar iNaturalist como parte de una asignación de su curso de Ecología y ha seguido utilizando la herramienta después de entregada su tarea. ¡Felicidades a Britney por este tan interesante hallazgo!

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 02:16 käyttäjältä narcisozapata narcisozapata | 1 kommentti | Jätä kommentti
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Changing to a Traditional Project Type

Hello Big Tree Hunters of the Pender Isles,

Due to some glitches using the "Collection Project Type" we have decided to switch over to the "Traditional Project Type", meaning that those who have already made observations will need to switch over. We are very sorry for this inconvenience, we wanted to do this earlier rather than later and though it might make some more work now, in the long run it will make for a much more effective and informative Big Tree project. The new project page can be found here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/pender-islands-big-tree-registry-true

If you have any problems using this new format. Please email bigtree@raincoast.org or see the informational email sent out on October 21, 2020

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 02:00 käyttäjältä shaunadoll shaunadoll | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Photographing Plants for Observation

I have contacted a couple of our chapter plant experts for assistance with plant identifications. They made a couple of good suggestions for all of us.

They said you want to show as many aspects of the plant as possible. Take multiple photos. Show:

  • a close-up of the leaf and stem.
  • the flower and include the underparts of the flower. (More than 1 photo!)
  • the shape of a tree
  • bark on a tree
  • any comments about whether it is a bush, a small tree, a large tree, a vine, etc.
  • the habitat where it was found

Don't forget. You can add multiple photos to a single identification.

Hope this helps!

Melanie Hollenshead

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 01:27 käyttäjältä mhollenshead mhollenshead | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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spotted my first brown-headed nuthatches!

I've also been seeing some odd waterfowl-like birds in the pond lately

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 01:19 käyttäjältä torgos23 torgos23 | 5 havaintoa | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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An observation a day.... :)

So, some folks know that I've been trying my best to make at least one observation every day. This was inspired by @jmaughn , who has made daily observations for over the past 7 years! Well, I'm a couple years behind James, but for the past 2053 days, I've made at least one observation. Here's a fun "find your longest streak" program to see what yours might be:
https://mapsandapps.github.io/inat-streak/

So, why? Why in the heck would I do such a thing? It's sort of silly, right? Well, at first, it was just a challenge for myself. I won't lie, there are some miserably hot or miserably cold (believe it or not, we do get some cold icy days in TX!) where catching an observation was a challenge.

However, my reason for doing this has changed. Every day we interact with nature. I'm extremely lucky to live in an area where there are nearby parks or some green-ish roadsides to find some different plants or bugs. I'm also lucky to have relatively good health to walk around and search for things. Every day, I've been lucky enough to engage with some other species that are occupying the same space as I am. That's a cool thing!

And geez, I'm crazy lucky to be an urban wildlife biologist where I'm asked to know the local flora and fauna! Someone pinch me!

Like exercise, it feels better when you're doing it and afterwards. I definitely don't regret any day that I've been able to spend even a moment outside looking at/for nature. :) Being a plant and bug guy makes it a little easier -- these taxa are abundant in Texas!

Anyways, even if you're not making iNat observations, hopefully you're engaging with nature in some way, every day. :)

Lähetetty 22. lokakuuta 2020 00:49 käyttäjältä sambiology sambiology | 11 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Identifications needed! :)

Some great observations coming in for this NPSOT bioblitz! That's great!

Some of these observations could also use some guidance on the ID's. Or, you could add in any comments on observations -- welcoming folks to iNat, or providing some hints on how to get the important angles for identifications. Everything is helpful!

Here are the shortcut links:
Observations still needing ID's or verification:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?project_id=wild-plants-of-texas-npsot-challenge-bioblitz-2020

Observations that need IDs but may also have verifications:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=needs_id%2Cresearch&project_id=wild-plants-of-texas-npsot-challenge-bioblitz-2020

You can also filter these results by county -- so if you just wanted to ID plants from Bexar County, here you go:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=research&project_id=wild-plants-of-texas-npsot-challenge-bioblitz-2020&place_id=2685
Or maybe Travis County:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=research&project_id=wild-plants-of-texas-npsot-challenge-bioblitz-2020&place_id=431
Or Dallas County!
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=research&project_id=wild-plants-of-texas-npsot-challenge-bioblitz-2020&place_id=1281

If you want to learn a little more about the details of how ID's work on iNat, here is that info:
https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/getting+started#identify

Anything helps! :)

Lähetetty 21. lokakuuta 2020 23:40 käyttäjältä sambiology sambiology | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Meet the Diabolical Ironclad Beetle. It’s Almost Uncrushable.

Just about any other living thing would be liquefied at the forces this insect can withstand.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/science/beetle-uncrushable-ironclad.html

Lähetetty 21. lokakuuta 2020 22:57 käyttäjältä biohexx1 biohexx1 | 2 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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Which taxa are included in this project?

The One Tam Peak Health team is actively working on several taxa and habitat types. Here are the taxa included in this project:

Amphibians

  • California Giant Salamander
  • Red-legged Frog
  • Yellow-legged Frog

Reptiles

  • Western Pond Turtle

Birds

  • Western Spotted Owl

Terrestrial Gastropods

  • Black Westernslug
  • Point Reyes Shoulderband Snail
  • Marin Hesperian
  • Redwood Hesperian

Lähetetty 21. lokakuuta 2020 22:02 käyttäjältä ten_salamanders ten_salamanders | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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PLANIFICACIÓN CENSO DE CIGÜEÑA BLANCA INVERNANTE EN COLMENAR VIEJO

En Colmenar hay las siguientes colonias:
-Huella de San Isidro.
-Chopera junto a M607.
-Parque Santiago Esteban Junquér.
-Basílica.
-San Crispín.
-Chopera CIR (base militar).
-Campo de Golf, Samaranch, torretas polígono Sur y estación cercanías.
-Campo de fútbol del Colmenar “Alberto Ruiz”(Circunvalación), torretas polígono la Mina.
-Torretas en y junto al vertedero.
Y nidos solitarios en Dehesa, Torreta carretera de Soto, junto a Envera, Ermita de San Francisco, Pilastra de hormigón en el Pozanco, y 2 en entrada de Colme desde Cerceda.
No sé si alguien conoce alguno más.
El censo lo vamos a realizar el sábado, que en principio no dan lluvias.
Yo realizaré el censo del vertedero por la mañana hasta el medio día.
Para los dormideros, es mejor al atardecer que van todas a dormir. Al amanecer, se puede escapar alguna en el conteo, ya que pueden irse antes de que amanezca.
Según las observaciones de los últimos días, las cigüeñas empiezan a llegar a los dormideros desde las 18:30h, viéndose llegar también sobre las 19:30h. Yo propongo que si es una colonia que se abarca de un solo vistazo, se hagan varias anotaciones por ejemplo a las 19:00h, 19:30h y 20:00h si es que hay luz, utilizando para el censo el dato más alto.
Si por el contrario, la zona o colonia no se abarca de un vistazo, propongo dar una vuelta a las 19:00h, otra a las 19:30h y otra a las 20:00h si hay luz. Los datos más fiables son los que se tomen con poca luz, indicativos de que la cigüeña va a dormir ahí.
En este sentido, desde casa veo la torre y observo cómo se pelean por los posaderos y a veces expulsan a algunas que vuelan hacia San Crispín.
Os asigno colonias y luego si queréis cambiar algo, me decís.
-Campo de Golf, Samaranch, torretas polígono Sur y estación cercanías. Emilio y Pepe.
-Chopera junto a M607. Enrique y Rosa.
-Parque Santiago Esteban Junquér. Noelia, Javier y Pablo
-San Crispín. Pedro.
-Chopera CIR (base militar) y Santa Lucía-Las 2 Castillas. Eduardo y Silvia.
-Huella de San Isidro.y -Torretas en y junto al vertedero. Jose.
-Basílica. Probablemente donde habrá más. Podéis quedar ahí Noelia, Javier, Pablo, Pedro.
Si tenéis alguna opinión al respecto o preferís otras zonas o colonias, me decís.
Recordar que hay que llevar mascarilla y en ningún caso nos podemos juntar más de 10.
Los que estemos libres de confinamiento el viernes, podemos testear nuestra zona.
En cuanto a la toma de datos, os reenvío ahora la ficha que manda SEO, para que sepáis que hay que anotar.

Lähetetty 21. lokakuuta 2020 21:20 käyttäjältä eduardoramirez-anapri eduardoramirez-anapri | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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'IDing party' for Bromeliad Flies of the Southeast

Bromeliad flies are my favorite flower flies, and are particularly manageable for beginners.

There are currently 534 Volucellini in the southeastern USA that are "needs ID."

You can join in at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=479390&place_id=25%2C12%2C18%2C28%2C36%2C27%2C45%2C37%2C19%2C30%2C43%2C23%2C21

A guide to common species is posted at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CVdfkzDCmdanEqDzs9DF2sl7uGvuZXMV0OGU54KPduc/preview

Let the fun begin! Let us know in a comment if you're joining ... even a couple IDs here and there count! And of course, feel free to start a discussion if you find a particularly challenging or interesting one.

Lähetetty 21. lokakuuta 2020 19:14 käyttäjältä edanko edanko | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti
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