Archivos de Diario para junio 2014

04 de junio de 2014

Vote for the May Photo-observation of the Month

Here are the candidates for the May photo-observation contest selected by April winner, Joanne Russo from nearly 2,500 observations! Take a look to each one and vote by replying to this post with the number of the observation you like best. Then, get outside and add your discoveries and you could be a June winner.

Publicado el 04 de junio de 2014 a las 04:06 PM por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 13 comentarios | Deja un comentario

05 de junio de 2014

Reports and Photos Needed of Common Vermont Turtles

Despite twenty years of gathering data on Vermont's reptiles and amphibians, the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas still shows distribution gaps for our two most common turtle species: Snapping Turtle and Painted Turtle. We need new or updated photos of Snapping Turtles from 69 Vermont towns and photos of Painted Turtles from 74 towns. These species may be genuinely rare or even missing from some of our higher mountain towns, but in many cases the lack of reports is more likely the result of these species being so common that people don't think a report would be useful. You can view a list of towns from which we need photos for these two species at At this time of year, many female turtles are traveling into the uplands in search of egg-laying sites. It is a good time to be on the look out for them. Of course, we can use reports of many other common and rare reptiles and amphibians as well. To search the complete list by town or species, visit
--Jim Andrews

Note: Every quarter we share all of the reptile and amphibian reports on iNaturalist Vermont with the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. We encourage you to get out there and help document all the amphibians and reptiles you can with photographs or sound recordings and share them here at iNaturalist Vermont.

Publicado el 05 de junio de 2014 a las 10:04 PM por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 7 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de junio de 2014

Join Us for a Vermont Atlas of Life BioBlitz at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part education, the BioBlitz at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park will bring together leading scientists, naturalists, and community members of all ages to find and document as many species as possible in one day at the park as part of the Vermont Atlas of Life. Step outside with us and become part of a growing network of "citizen scientists". Curiosity required, no experience necessary!

A BioBlitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, bringing scientists and volunteer citizen-scientiststogether. We’ll look for birds, mammals,reptiles, butterflies, insects, spiders, trees, flowers, mushrooms, and more!

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your smart phone for sure. Bonus: camera, binoculars,magnifying glasses, butterfly nets, gardening gloves, and other goodies if you’ve got ‘em.We’ll enter observations in iNaturalist and maintain eBird and e-Butterfly lists for the day.

Don't have an iNat account yet? No problem! Sign up for an iNaturalist account, then download the app: iPhoneAndroid.

Register at or call 802-457-3368 x22 for more information.

Publicado el 18 de junio de 2014 a las 08:03 PM por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario