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05/26/23

I'd never heard of this website until yesterday but needless to say it was more than I hoped for. I was skeptical at first because I wasn't sure if a biology based community app based on documenting organisms would really be thriving! But I was definitely wrong. I was looking for something fun to help me learn about local biology and organisms and this app has helped me learn so much in just a day. I can now name most backyard plants that I struggled to really even know ...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 02:40 PM by jaymaythegiraffe jaymaythegiraffe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Getting started! What is the biodiversity of our little neighborhood community garden?

We started this iNaturalist project to answer the question "What is the biodiversity of our little neighborhood community garden?" The seed was planted when we noticed a huge herd of Elderaphids on our elderberry, and upon closer inspection noticed there were some syrphid fly larvae feeding on the aphids! This in addition to the Central European Bicolored Ants doing the herding of the aphids. It was quite a scene. By an amazing coincidence, I had just been learning about Maria Sibylla Me...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 01:57 PM by jholmes jholmes | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Additional Information

Thank you for checking out our project! If you would like to learn more about the disease and our research, please check out this article:

Kohl, Z. F., Calhoun, D. M., Elmer, F., Peachey, R. B. J., Leslie, K. L., Tkach, V. V., Kinsella, J. M. and P. T. J. Johnson (2019). Black-spot syndrome in Caribbean fishes linked to trematode parasite infection (Scaphanocephalus expansus). Coral Reefs 38: 917-930 (h...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 01:35 PM by mackenzie159 mackenzie159 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Dianthus ID from Steven Molteno

One needs to see the flower base (calyx) from the side view.

it's actually useful to do this with all plant photos where there are flowers. A photograph of the flower from the side helps with IDing so many plant groups,

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Posted on June 07, 2023 12:47 PM by suvarna suvarna | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The big, the bad, and the beautiful: Raffy and xyr local pseudonyms

Our ability to survive depends heavily on flowers. For our ancestors, the blossoming of trees and rice plants was a sign of hope and manifested the Creator's unfaltering love for His people. Flowers also inspired the greatest of them: our poets, weavers, and pattern makers. However, not all flowers are enchanting, especially those that have an obnoxious smell that is similar to the strong and terrible odor of decaying flesh. Locals believe that several species of Rafflesia belon...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 12:43 PM by yowarduuu yowarduuu | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Journal Entry 3 - Home

June 4th, 3:00-3:30. It was 68 degrees and cloudy. I didn't observe much but I did hear plants and dog barking.

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Posted on June 07, 2023 12:36 PM by anniealden anniealden | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Pagurus pitagsaleei was isolated from Pseudopaguristes monoporus.

Several misidentifications in the Pseudopaguristes monoporus record data were all found to be Pagurus pitagsaleei, so we proposed new IDs for those misidentifications. In addition, Pagurus pitagsaleei was not yet registered, so we created a new ID for it.

Pagurus pitagsaleei was found in Thailand in 2002, but this survey confirms that it also lives in Australia.

Pagurus pitagsaleei McLaughlin, 2002

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Posted on June 07, 2023 12:24 PM by eijimyorin eijimyorin | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana

With their long feet and toes, Jacanas are built to walk on floating vegetation and have quite specific habitat requirements, ideally ponds with water lilies or similar plants on which to walk. Formerly there were many such ponds in the New Territories and Pheasant-tailed Jacanas bred around Mai Po until the 1970s. Since then, Jacanas have occurred only on passage, typically stopping over in wetlands such as Mai Po and Long Valley in May.
In order to tempt the birds back to breed, an...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 10:57 AM by stephenmatthews stephenmatthews | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Digitaalinen lajintunnistus ja oppilaiden osallistaminen kansalaistieteeseen (Ulos-Ut-Out 2023)

Tee näin!

Tästä mukaan työpajan lajikoontiprojektiin. Lajikoontiprojekti on osa työpajaa "Digitaalinen lajintunnistus ja oppilaiden osallistaminen kansalaistieteeseen (Ulos-Ut-Out 2023)".

1) Rekisteröidy tietokoneella iNaturalistiin: https://inaturalist.laji.fi/ (rekisteröitymisen voi tehdä myös Google- tai Facebook-tunnusten avulla)

2) Liity projektiin:

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Posted on June 07, 2023 10:39 AM by juuriselleri juuriselleri | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Urbane Flora

Die Aufgabe war es mit der App iNaturalist in einem Garten verschiedene Arten zu beobachten, Diese Arten konnten mit der App bestimmt werden.

Insgesamt habe ich im Garten meiner Eltern 17 unterschiedliche Arten beobachtet. Viele der Pflanzen sind kultivierte Pflanzen. Spontane Arten sind eher kleinere Pflanzen, welche sich im Rasen oder entlang der Hecken ausgebreitet haben. Dazu gehören Arten wie Plantago lanceolata, Genus Dryopteris, Taraxacum officinale aggr. oder auch Bennis ...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 09:16 AM by ranger_simon ranger_simon | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Species Of The Week Number 36: Cow Parsley

Possibly the most abundant flowering plant in Meanwood right now, Cow Parsley is a classic plant of the English countryside. However there is more to this plant than meets the eye.

Cow Parsley has fern-like leaves and small white flowers arranged in umbrella-shaped clusters called umbels. The umbels consist of multiple individual flowers, each with five delicate petals. Also known as Wild Chervil, it is commonly found in meadows, hedgerows, and along roadsides.

After...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 08:59 AM by clunym clunym | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Flora of Denmark WA - Scaevola

Scaevola from Latin scaevus, on the left refers to the one-sided corolla of many species.

The following table lists the Scaevola species which are shown by Florabase to have been collected in Denmark Shire. The second column shows whether the species was included in the book Flora of the South West and under what name if different. If the species was described after Flora of the South West was published, the paper describing the species is noted. Where a species is not included i...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 06:26 AM by boobook99 boobook99 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Flora of Denmark WA - Marianthus

Marianthus from Maria, the Virgin Mary, and the Greek anthos a flower. On account of the white colour of the original species Marianthus candidus

The following table lists the Marianthus species which are shown by Florabase to have been collected in Denmark Shire. The second column shows whether the species was included in the book Flora of the South West and under what name if different. If the species was described after Flora of the South West was published, the paper describi...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 05:05 AM by boobook99 boobook99 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Butterflying the East Entrance to the Pend Oreille

Carolee and I spent 4 hours birding and butterflying along the Pend Oreille. We started from the Nelway side and stopped at the bridge crossing. Spent two hours there, and had lunch. Massive Swallowtail puddling going on, including a couple of Two-tailed Swallowtails. then we drove up Limpid Creek Road to the open space. There were hundreds of butterflies, mostly Northern Checkerspots and Northern Crescents, but quite a lot of diversity as well. For the day, we logged 26 species.

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Posted on June 07, 2023 04:31 AM by paul_prappas1 paul_prappas1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Continuing the hunt for lorikeet roosts!

Hi Everyone,

We hope everyone enjoyed listening to the LPS podcast!

You may recall a couple of months ago we made a call to our citizen scientists to let us know the location of any lorikeet roosts they were aware of. Thank you to those that sent through some locations!

We are still on the lookout for lorikeet roost sites, particularly in and around the Brisbane area. For those of you who have walked or driven past a roost site, you know they are hard to miss, as...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 03:43 AM by lozb97 lozb97 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Milestone 1000 observations and 400 species for Reef Blitz 2023

Congratulations to the 61 observers and 94 identifiers (`155 people) who have contributed so far to the Reef Blitz 2023 project.
A milestone of over 1000 observations and 400 species has been reached so far. There is 1.5 days to go with the project finishing on midnight on 8 June World Oceans day.

The most observed species is the Moses' Snapper (Lutjanus russellii) and most observed coral is Flowerpot Corals (Genus Goniopora), most observed bird is Silver Gull (Chroicocephalu...

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Posted on June 07, 2023 12:24 AM by adam_smith3 adam_smith3 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Birds of North America Life List!

Today I officially started my birds of North America life list! It’s going to take a while. I already observed 32 birds, 1048 left to go! I’m interested in how this will turn out.

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Posted on June 07, 2023 12:02 AM by animallover28 animallover28 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Harpoon Clubtail

I would appreciate any help identifying my questions from my post:
-what’s the chrysalis type bug near the dragonfly & does it have anything to do with it?
-confirm that liquid coming out of tail is abdominal fluid (all I could find as explanation online)

I took videos of the dragonfly emerging as well. And actually tons more pictures.
It was very exciting to see the dragonfly emerge & change over the course of many hours. What a privilege!
Please messag...

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Posted on June 06, 2023 10:40 PM by loripearson17 loripearson17 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

National Bat Monitoring Program (NBMP) - Roost Count 2023

Date: 06/06/23 (Count 1)
Sunset: 21:27
Cloud: Clear
Wind: Calm (14mph from East)
Rainfall: None
Temperature: 11 degrees C

Survey start: 20:30
First bat emerges: 21:04
Last bat emerges: 22:01
Total count: 181

Species recorded:
Soprano Pipistrelle: 178
Common Pipistrelle: 3
Other species: 0

Date: w/c 16/06/23 - 25/06/23 (Count 2)

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Posted on June 06, 2023 09:39 PM by balders balders | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Observation license choice

CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC) for observations [and not CC-BY-SA that we previously recommended).
CC-BY-SA for pictures and sounds (specific observations, sounds and pictures can be further restricted).

That decision goes back to before 2014, where GBIF ran a lengthy consultation, resulting in a decision to only support a limited set (CC BY, CC BY-NC and CC0) for occurrence datasets. More details are still available at

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Posted on June 06, 2023 08:08 PM by suvarna suvarna | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Commelineaceae ID

Commelina benghalensis: Red hairs on the mouth of the leaf sheath

Aneilema dregeanum

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Posted on June 06, 2023 06:45 PM by suvarna suvarna | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The Cream-spotted Lady Beetle (Calvia quatuordecimguttata)

Native Lady Beetle Highlight – The Cream-spotted Lady Beetle

The cream-spotted lady beetle (Calvia quatuordecimguttata) is an early-emerging lady beetle you might already have seen out and about this spring. What’s really exciting about this lady beetle is the wide variety of color patterns this one species is characterized by. The name “cream-spotted” comes from the color form of the species that is black in color and speckled with white to pink spots. However, in Alaska ...

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Posted on June 06, 2023 04:18 PM by awenninger awenninger | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Welcome!

Hello folks!

I find islands to be curious and interesting places in terms of their local ecosystems, and I'm always interested to know how their communities are assembled and who ends up visiting or living there. Raccoon Island is a nice mix of infrequently visited by humans, accessible, and of manageable size, so I've been particularly interested in learning about its ecology.

I just made this little project as a convenient way to keep track of the island's wildlife and ...

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Posted on June 06, 2023 04:10 PM by guerrichache guerrichache | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The project begins!

Inspired by the City Nature Challenge, we've started Clyne Valley Biodiversity as a project within iNaturalist. It will be open ended (date wise), for the purpose of community engagement, and to show the diversity of fauna, flora and funga within the Country Park. Big thanks to Evie Gruchala for helping get this started - we're looking forward to getting the boundary map uploaded so we can announce the project publicly.

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Posted on June 06, 2023 03:59 PM by sheilabiobee sheilabiobee | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Taller Naturalista

Los dias 5 y 6 de junio del 2023 se realizó el taller de uso de la plataforma Naturalista

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Posted on June 06, 2023 03:43 PM by erika_cruz erika_cruz

昂首金露花

馬鞭草科。金露花屬

金露花的家鄉在南美洲,由西班牙引入作為園藝樹種,
金露花與我們很近,常常作為公園,馬路的綠籬。
而在規劃後又陸續引入其他顏色的金露花。

金露花適應力很好,而且抗修剪,且插枝非常多。
但是過度修剪的金露花也造成較少看到開花的狀況。

金露花又有人叫他台灣連翹,
連翹是一種原產自大陸的花,長得倒是與金露花幾分相似,
不知道是要凸顯兩邊不同還是忘物思鄉倒是不從得知。

吳濁流有一本書的書名就叫做台灣連翹,
講述日治與國民政府遷台背景下的故事,
也不確定書名是在隱喻台灣人如金露花堅忍等,
還是在形容來說已經落葉歸根的金露花卻依然飽受欺凌。

金露花在台灣扎根已久,且已經區域已馴化,
融入台灣的景觀與文化,
也許金露花正是我們最好的典範,
金露花抗剪,耐旱,果實有毒,花又能當藥用。
看似平凡,實則不凡。

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Posted on June 06, 2023 03:12 PM by pccukevin pccukevin | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Toothworts in Vermont

In New England, genus Cardamine breaks into two distinct groups, the bittercresses and the toothworts. There are three species of toothworts in Vermont:

  1. Cut-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)
  2. Two-leaved Toothwort (

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Posted on June 06, 2023 03:09 PM by trscavo trscavo | 2 comments | Leave a comment

Day 1 of DNA Barcoding Camp

Campers just set out for first day of camp. Campers are touring the campus and making observations of the wildlife they see on campus.

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Posted on June 06, 2023 03:09 PM by ibliss ibliss | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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