Diario del proyecto Illinois Botanists Big Year 2019

Archivos de Diario para febrero 2019

01 de febrero de 2019

Welcome to the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2019

It's February 1st and five plant nerds have already documented over 30 different species, for a collective:

45 observers
461 research grade observations of plants
214 species
62 identifiers

If you missed seeing the 2018 results, check them out here!

Can we break 1500 species in 2019?
50,000 observations?
3,000 observers?
1,500 identifiers?

As for now, it is tree season, and hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) and black cherry (Prunus serotina) are in the lead for most observations. @missgreen wins the unannounced contest, "First to Observe Skunk Cabbage", with a date of January 4th. And the spathe is even open!

Skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus by @missgreen (observation)

And @wildlandblogger is off to the races in southern Illinois, racking up 117 observations of 82 species.

Baldcypress, Taxodium distichum by @wildlandblogger (observation)

A few links:

And keep an eye on these links for any new documentations in 2019:

Publicado el 01 de febrero de 2019 a las 06:47 PM por bouteloua bouteloua | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

13 de febrero de 2019

More interesting identifying: sort by random

I know I can get a bit discouraged sometimes when the first batch of observations I see in Identify are all "picked over", either because they're species that are difficult to identify, or the photos aren't enough for showing diagnostic characters, or something else. So, try sorting by random to mix it up:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?iconic_taxa=Plantae&order_by=random&place_id=35&year=2019 (2019 only)

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?iconic_taxa=Plantae&order_by=random&place_id=35 (all time)

Any other tips you have for making identifying more fun?

I started a more general thread about this here too:

Publicado el 13 de febrero de 2019 a las 04:10 PM por bouteloua bouteloua | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario