WOW!

Wow, over 2,300 observations!! Once again, the community scientists of Southwest Nova Scotia (Kespukwitk) have shown their passion for wildlife! We have almost surpassed last year's Spring BioBlitz, and we still have the whole weekend to go.

Thank you to everyone for your hard work, amazing photos and recordings, and naturalist spirit. Our BioBlitz wouldn't be possible without you. All these observations directly support research working to understand and conserve wildlife in No...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 03:19 PM por forestentchad forestentchad | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Genus Rhingia (Syrphidae, Diptera) in Galicia (NW Spain)

Genus very easy to identify by its pointy rostrum. Two species are present:

-Rhingia campestris
-Rhingia rostrata

They can be identified by the color of their thorax (almost black in R. campestris and grey in R. rostrata) and the abdomen, which in R. campestris has a median black line and a black border on the sides.

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

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 02:46 PM por antonva antonva | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Lampranthus revised!!

Phylogeny and reclassification of Lampranthus (Ruschieae, Aizoaceae) in southern Africa
Cornelia Klak, Pavel Hanáček, Peter V. Bruyns 12 May 2024
https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.13166
Associate Editor: Michael D. Pirie

Abstract
Lampranthus consists of 85 species of succulent perennials which are all endemic to southern Africa. Most of its species are restricted to fynbos and regenerate in large nu...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 02:44 PM por tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

GfZK-Bioblitzz Tag 2

Tag 2 und die Sonne kommt wieder raus. Die Chance auf mehr Insektenbeobachtungen! Mein Highlight des heutigen Tages war allerdings, @martingrimm beim Durchstreifen des Geländes zu entdecken. Wir hatten am Vortag bei der Führung mit Philipp Drosky an vielen Futterpflanzen nach Spuren von Schmetterlingen gesucht, doch wenig gefunden. Aber Martin spottete eine kleine Edelfalterraupe an der großen Sandste...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 02:27 PM por interspecies_society interspecies_society | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Massospora cicadina

On May 22, 115 visitors enjoyed cicada craft activities and guided hikes at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve. During our cicada hikes we explored species ID and observed M. cassinii, M. septendecim, and M. septemdecula. The most interesting find was a pharaoh cicada missing its abdomen and exhibiting the fruiting body of a fungus, Massospora cicadina.

Cicadas with Massospora have been portrayed in the media as 'zombie cicadas', which is half-true. Massospora infects 17-year and...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 01:51 PM por naturalist_glenn naturalist_glenn | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Arilus cristatus

Figured I would update those who are interested, but at the present time most of my work is being spent on Arilus cristatus identification and observations.

I hope to publish a photographic life history paper to assist in identification, with in-depth photographs of all life stages. However, this is more of a long-term project that I have on the backburner right now as I wrap up my undergraduate degree, and continue to work parttime with TAMUIC.

However, I am taking som...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 01:37 PM por lafonlabs lafonlabs | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Alien Species in Krakow

Cel projektu:
Celem jest zmonitorowania ulic Krakowa pod kątem występowania Inwazyjnych Gatunków Obcych przy użyciu Google Street View i weryfikacja obserwacji i ich ewentualnych zmian w terenia.

W dniu 20.05.2024 dokonałem obserwacji roślin IGO na ulicach:

  1. Stefana Jaracza (15)
    -Winobluszcz x3
    -Robinia akacjowa x3
    -Czeremcha amerykańska x1
    -Sumak x1
    -Orzech włoski x4
    -Klon jesionolistny x3

  2. Feliksa Koniecznego (10)...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 01:18 PM por szked szked | 25 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Could it be a Mojave Blue?

Friends of the Mojave Blue,

@guyincognito recently shared an observation of a dotted blue in San Bernardino County.

Could it be a Mojave Blue? Please share your expert thoughts on the observation!

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/216974035

With love from the desert,
Ta...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 01:03 PM por taylorcasalena taylorcasalena | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Memorial Day update

There's still a week in May, and we're over 5,000 observations, 89 species. This is well ahead of 2023. Warm days and no flooding have helped boost observations. Also, no smoke (yet).

Still waiting on first-of-the-year observations for Williams and Wyandot Co's. Additional counties that need May observations are Columbiana, Gallia, Harrison, Henry, Mercer, Paulding, Pike, Putnam, and Van Wert. Any help in these locations would be appreciated.

The Four-spotted Skimmer is b...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 12:51 PM por jimlem jimlem | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Danke an alle Beteiligten

Liebe Teilnehmer*innen an der City Nature Challenge Innsbruck 2024,

Ich möchte – neben einem herzlichen Dankeschön für eure Beteiligung – als Abschluss zum Event das Resultat in Innsbruck mit euch teilen und eine Einordnung unserer Leistung in die österreich- und weltweiten Ergebnisse vornehmen.

Wir haben dieses Jahr eine stattliche Anzahl an Beobachtungen gesammelt und viele Pflanzen, Tiere und Pilze dokumentiert. Insgesamt kommen wir auf 5073 Beobachtungen und 1175 vers...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 11:54 AM por chranich chranich | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Where are the pollinators

I walked the field east of the South Creek trail which runs Twelve Bridges Drive to Wilson Park today. It appears that maybe the city will not have sheep grazed this field this year - I don't know if that is good or bad but the Round-Tooth Ookow will have a chance to seed. I looked for Yellow Mariposa Lilies today -they bloomed about two weeks ago - and I was able to find only two seed heads. I don't know what pollinates these, but it seems as if they were not very successful. There ...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 10:59 AM por joerich joerich | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Where are the pollinators

I walked the field east of the South Creek trail which runs Twelve Bridges Drive to Wilson Park today. It appears that maybe the city will not have sheep grazed this field this year - I don't know if that is good or bad but the Round-Tooth Ookow will have a chance to seed. I looked for Yellow Mariposa Lilies today -they bloomed about two weeks ago - and I was able to find only two seed heads. I don't know what pollinates these, but it seems as if they were not very successful. There ...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 10:49 AM por joerich joerich | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

ATTENTION ATTENTION! CONTEST INFO!

Thanking the Bioblitz participants, who are helping to gather valuable information on the presence of organisms in the project area, I would like to take this opportunity to repeat some useful information for the photo contest!

Multiple photos can be uploaded for the same observation, but only the first image of the organism observed will be considered for evaluation. You can change the order of the photos by going to the observation, choosing 'edit observation', and you can chan...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 08:15 AM por pigyu pigyu | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

ATTENZIONE ATTENZIONE! ISTRUZIONI ISTRUZIONI!

Ringraziando i partecipanti al Bioblitz, che stanno contribuendo a raccogliere preziose informazioni sulla presenza di organismi nell'area circoscritta dal progetto, colgo l'occasione per ripetere alcune informazioni utili per il concorso fotografico!

Per la stessa osservazione si possono caricare molteplici foto, ma per la valutazione verrà considerata solo la prima che compare come prima immagine dell'osservazione dell'organismo. Si può modificare l'ordine delle foto andando su...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 08:09 AM por pigyu pigyu | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Meilenstein für Wien!

Hallo zusammen,
da in der letzten Zeit viele Ankündigungen reinkamen (vielen Dank dafür, freut mich sehr wie rege mittlerweile dieses Projekt von euch genutzt wird!), wollte ich erstmal abwarten mit meinem Post.
Zunächst aber der Hinweis, dass Ende Mai (25. Mai!) und im Juni einige Aktivitäten anstehen, daher lest euch gerne nochmal die letzten Beiträge durch!

Hier aber nun die Mitteilung:

Im Zuge der CityNatureChallenge wurde in Wien die 200.000. (wilde) Beo...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 07:18 AM por carnifex carnifex | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

The ostrich (Struthio camelus) as a quasi-ungulate, part 6

The only ungulates rivalling the ostrich in length of leg and neck, and diminution of the head, are giraffes (Giraffa) and certain spp. of gazelles. However, all of these use this configuration to reach high rather than to walk far.

The ostrich resembles like-size ungulates in the size of the gastrointestinal tract and other organs, and presumably also digestive power and total metabolic costs.

Among ungulates, body size is associated with ecological separation among spp....

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 01:54 AM por milewski milewski | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

05.23.2024

Today was a day.

Actually, it's not even over yet.

Today has been a day.

I think I saw a white-headed woodpecker today.

Wish I had a photo.

But I guess you'll just have to take my word.

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 01:14 AM por riddhima_das riddhima_das

18-22 May 2024 trip to Perth

I went to Perth with my mother to assist her in her events. To make the best use of my time, I also used the trip for nature photography and to collect Asteraceae flower samples to assist some research projects.

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 01:10 AM por carl_ramirez carl_ramirez | 50 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

New Places to Check Out in WA & OR

Hey! I am very passionate about finding new findings every day on iNaturalist and eBird. I am in need in new places to explore, preferably in Washington and Oregon but also Canada (Vancouver and British Columbia). Let me know of any recommendations that I should check out in the summer and if you have any advice on identifying, please also add advice in the comments below or message me! Thank you!

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 12:57 AM por theresephillips theresephillips | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Observation Reflection Post

Today, I was focused on finding insects and other animals. One of the many things that I had found on my hike was this caterpillar. It appeared to be decreeing waste products and to be dead. However, when I did ever so lightly tabbed it twice, the head moved towards the rest of soft body, away from the supposed waste. On second note, the black beads may be food and the caterpillar may be resting or have low energy levels. The low energy levels, if it is the case, I wonder if it can be th...

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Publicado el 24 de mayo de 2024 a las 12:40 AM por theresephillips theresephillips | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

The ostrich (Struthio camelus) as a quasi-ungulate, part 5

Trophic limitations potentially imposed on any homeothermic herbivorous species (non-coprophagous) of a given body size, and the alternative adaptive strategies of digestion available to the animal.

Limitation:
poor quality of food

Responses:

  • increased intake, with the effect of substitution of quantity for quality
  • prolonged retention and fermentation of fine fraction (while passing the coarse fraction), which requires sacculation in diverticula...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 11:57 PM por milewski milewski | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Pollinator of the Month: Common Aerial Yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria)

The common aerial yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria) is a medium-sized wasp (14-17mm) that has a distinctive yellow and black pattern on its body. It is found throughout and is native to Canada and the United States, commonly found in forested areas. They belong to the Subfamily Vespinae. Other members of the Subfamily Vespinae found within Calgary include the western yellowjacket, prairie yellowjacket, german yellowjacket, bald-faced hornet, blackjacket, parasitic aerial ye...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 09:22 PM por kiarra13 kiarra13 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Charro Ranch Park Spring BioBlitz 5/25/24

Hello Fellow HCMN's!

I'm looking forward to meeting some new members and connecting with current members on Saturday the 25th from 8am until 12pm at Charro. It will be a learning experience for all of us! I have set up a Project on iNaturalist, a great tool to use for identifying plants and wildlife. All you need to do is obtain the App then join the Project with the Title as listed above. Then you are ready to go.

Thank you for participating with this Project!

A...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 08:44 PM por agoranesha80 agoranesha80 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Kennis over bestuivers in Nederland. Wordt de bestaande kennis over bestuivende insecten gevonden door de mensen die het nodig hebben?

Kennis over bestuivers in Nederland

Sinds 2018 werkt het Ministerie van LNV met een aanzienlijk aantal maatschappelijke partners samen binnen de Nationale Bijenstrategie, met als doel dat bestuivers en hun bestuivingsdiensten in Nederland in het jaar 2030 duurzaa1n behouden en bevorderd moeten zijn.

De door de Bijenstrategiepartners ontwikkelde "Theory of Change" noemt kennisontwikkeling en kennisdeling als essentiële delen van de strategie om te garanderen dat de verschi...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 06:46 PM por optilete optilete | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Herbaria and welcome to the Northern Utah Flora Project

Welcome to the northern Utah flora project!

The main hope of this project is to connect botanists and the general public to herbaria in northern Utah together and to increase awareness of how rich our plant diversity is. Some might be asking "what is an herbarium" and the quick answer is that it is a museum of dried plant specimens that serve as vouchers during exploration/scientific research. For those interested in learning more about (or even visiting) herbaria, here are lin...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 06:07 PM por mugiwara_kris mugiwara_kris

Sheep dung findings

Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 04:40 PM por stephenshafer stephenshafer | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Parasitic Triungulin Larvae Hosts

Combing through Xylocopa observations to find cases of triungulin phoresy.

Neotropical host observations, confirmed through photos:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101142018 (triungulin observation made: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/217613059)

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 04:34 PM por zaonen zaonen | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

5/23 Observations Round-Up: World Bee Day!

This week we're celebrating World Bee Day! You may be most familiar with bees through the work of Apis mellifera, the European honeybee, but did you know California is home to over 1600 species of native bees? Native bees have co-evolved with our native plants to meet each other's needs. Pollen provides bees with the protein they need to help their young develop. Different pollens provide different amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Different bees need different amino acids, so...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 04:10 PM por louavery louavery | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

GfZK Bioblitzz Tag 1

Tag 1 ist zuende, und wir haben dank Bat-Detector und Leuchtfang auch einige normalerweise schwer wahrnehmbare Arten gesehen und gehört.
Danke den Exkursionen von @leipzigbirds wissen wir mehr über die Gesangsmuster von Vögeln sowie clevere Smarphone-hacks, bei denen eine einfache Smartphonekamera mittels Fernglas und Lupe zur Vögel- und Insektenbeobachtungen umgerüstet wird. Philipp Drosky hat ...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 03:51 PM por interspecies_society interspecies_society | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Inscripciones Abiertas

Ya esta disponible la planilla para inscribirse en la semana de observación y conteo de polillas de Venezuela, https://forms.gle/ovu7CvDfs19a4Ktb6 pueden acceder al link y formalizar su registro, recuerden que al finalizar la actividad se dará un certificado de participación.

Los métodos de participación incluyen:

  1. Observación Directa: Los ciudadanos pueden participar observando polillas en ent...

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Publicado el 23 de mayo de 2024 a las 03:35 PM por polillas_de_venezuela polillas_de_venezuela | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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