Rubus ursinus macropetalus

Short version

Am I missing something, or does Rubus ursinus macropetalus not occur wild in central or southern California?

We may need to reverse a bunch of IDs, so as to avoid "the algorithm" reinforcing a fallacy - as it is wont to do sometimes.

Longer version

I've noticed bunch of "Rubus ursinus macropetalus" IDs popping up in our neck of the woods on the Central Coast of California. I wondered what that taxon might be and how I might identify one. It t...

Posted on May 23, 2022 21:53 by fredwatson fredwatson | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Andrena Bees

In 2020 I found an Andrena aggregation on mixed use land associated with the housing development I live in. We get to recreate there and the field is cropped annually for hay. For the first two years I have been observing the bees I thought they were some sort of bumble bee. During their spring swarm my wife and I saw what we take as spawning behavior. Small groups of bees would wad up in a little ball and wrestle around. Within 15 to 30 seconds they would break it up and go their separa...

Posted on May 23, 2022 21:19 by buggy-bobbie buggy-bobbie | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Microcosmi marini. Osservazione al microscopio delle sabbie di Taranto

Online il poster presentato ieri durante il workshop "Microcosmi marini" a cura di #ETHRA + #Ammostro in "A due passi dal mare" presso #Taranto, in occasione della #GiornataEuropeaDelMare, #EuropeanMaritimeDay 2022.

Scarica da qui:

Posted on May 23, 2022 21:10 by vincenzo_stasolla vincenzo_stasolla | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Our statistics

In just one day, our team collected 161 observations including 44 different species confirmed. We had 18 people recording observations and 23 naturalists identifying the species we observed. The most common species observed were Cinnamon ferns followed by Virginia Creeper, American Sweetgum and Common Mugwort. The top observer was Gabriella who recorded 38 observations. Brianna, Melanie, Katherine, Victoria, Aniyla, Amaya each recorded between 10-20 observations.
It was a great day ...

Posted on May 23, 2022 20:21 by naturalistanne naturalistanne | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Projektjournal Übung 6

Es wurden total zehn Arten eindeutig bestimmt. Einzig die Arten der Gattung Rosa und Lavandula konnten nicht mit Sicherheit bestimmt werden.

Total wurden sieben Familien gefunden. Diese sind: Hülsenfrüchtler, Weinrebengewächse, Lippenblütler, Rosengewächse, Kreuzblütler, Hartriegelgewächse und Korbblütler.

Von den zwölf Beobachtungen sind alle kultivierter Art.

Posted on May 23, 2022 19:41 by mladilin mladilin | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Day 1 Recap

On the first day of this project, PCHS APES students collected 42 observations of 24 species. 5 observations are already "Research Grade" quality, which means they've been verified by experts! Of those 24 species, we documented 18 plants, 2 insects, 1 fish, 1 bird, 1 insect, and 1 mammal (Homo sapiens!).

This was a fun "last day of school" activity, and I look forward to next year's students building on the project.

Posted on May 23, 2022 19:41 by hayleykilroy hayleykilroy | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Biodiversitätstag Vaduz 21. Mai

Hallo zusammen!

Wow, was für ein cooler Event in Vaduz! Danke das ihr bereits mitmacht! Wir werden dieses Projekt in den Sozialen Medien noch bewerben und bis zum 5. Juni warten, ob es noch mehr Observationen gegeben hat! Danach winken die Preise für den Hoi Laden!

Dafür müssten wir euch noch identifizieren, bitte schickt uns ein Email an mit eurer User ID von iNaturalist und einer Telefonnu...

Posted on May 23, 2022 19:34 by marshaleelu marshaleelu | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Back after two years! - explaining my long absence

Without realizing it, I have not logged into this site for two years! There are two main reasons for the long absence - firstly, my computer (a very old one) has suffered performance issues and tended to crash every time I try to load iNaturalist pages. Secondly, I was swamped by both personal and work-related issues throughout the last two years (the COVID-19 pandemic did not give me any forced rest but forced me to work harder) and have been too exhausted to do much else.

Now t...

Posted on May 23, 2022 18:43 by bicolor-jxql bicolor-jxql | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Happy Summer!

Dear Emmanuel College Naturalists,

I am so excited to see the biodiversity you discover and share this summer! Already we have Finches from the Galápagos (going right into SP2023 1106 slides), roses in Italy, and flora and fauna stretching across the USA from Washington State to Florida! The most observed species is still the unofficial Emmanuel College Mascot (Canada Goose), and Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Otero still have the most observations and unique species observed, respectivel...

Posted on May 23, 2022 18:00 by vcannataro vcannataro | 0 comments | Leave a comment

23/5/2022 9:20-11:30 AM

Lots of activity at the park.
Still failed to ID the two conifers at the entrance- the one I know, White Pine, has at least two lichen and some mass on it, not sure if dried sap or a growth, or it's a weird fungi.
After I was done checking out the Pine I saw a red mass and thought it was meat and it turns out to be the severed head of a Bullhead fish, just laying there in the mulch, some organs still attached, intestines leaving its body.
Multiple geese were hanging out by th...

Posted on May 23, 2022 17:31 by thenamesjonas thenamesjonas | 15 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The efforts of one

Hello and welcome all. I have a slideshow here for you that shows at random some of the observations made by Footzoom project members.

There has been a noticeable increase in members of this project since May 14th, 2022 when iNaturalist User and fellow Footzoomer

Posted on May 23, 2022 17:03 by bobmcd bobmcd | 0 comments | Leave a comment

GSB 2022

Join the umbrella project here:

From their Journal:-
"Discover what wild things inhabit the Southern Hemisphere in 2022 for the third Great Southern BioBlitz!

The ‘Great Southern BioBlitz’, or ‘GSB’ for short, is an international period of intense biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species across the Southern Hemisphere in Spring.

As we are international, in Spanish we are known as 'Gran Biobúsqueda del Sur’, while in Portu...

Posted on May 23, 2022 14:41 by sandyi sandyi | 0 comments | Leave a comment

23/5/2022 7:10 AM

Looked out my back window to see a tan bird sitting on the telephone pole cable and it appears to be puffing up its neck, I assumed it was a Mourning Dove cooing.
Saw a black bird- possibly a Common Grackle, land a couple of feet away from the Dove on the pole itself.
Soon both flew away.
Saw a Red-Winged Black bird fly by a minute or so after the other two left.
Heard a rooster call out in the morning- first time hearing that in a long time.
Saw a fat ass robin hoppi...

Posted on May 23, 2022 13:11 by thenamesjonas thenamesjonas | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment


Bei dem ausgesuchten Garten handelt es sich um den Garten in meinem Elternhaus. Insgesamt wurden 51 Arten gefunden, aus 26 unterschiedlichen Familien. Die Familie, die am häufigsten vertreten ist, ist die Familie der Lippenblütler (Lamiaceae) mit insgesamt 8 Vertretern. Dicht daran ist die Familie der Korbblütler (Asteraceae) mit 6 Vertretern sowie die Familie der Rosengewächse (Rosaceae) mit 5 Vertretern.

Da es sich um einen äusserst gepflegten Garten handelt, sind die meisten ...

Posted on May 23, 2022 12:49 by julianstoller julianstoller | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Hon na sibiřské kosatce (Iris sibirica a Iris sanguinea)

Všimli jsme si, že jste pozorovali a nafotili kosatec sibiřský v České republice nebo hojně nahráváte fotky rostlin. Rádi bychom Vás oslovili ohledně mapování sibiřských kosatců. Tyto kosatce jsou u nás dva:

  • Kosatec sibiřský (Iris sibirica) je druh ohrožený, mizející a roste na vlhkých loukách.
  • Iris sanguinea (nemá zatím české jméno) je velmi podobný druh, který byl i botanickou veřejností zcela přehlížen. Pochází z východní Asie a u nás je to běžně pěstovaná okra...

Posted on May 23, 2022 12:45 by duch duch | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Положение конкурса «Разнообразие растений Среднего Поволжья-2022»

Уважаемые Друзья и Коллеги!


Мы рады сообщить, что Объединенная дирекция Мордовского государственного природного заповедника имени П.Г. Смидовича и национального парка «Смольный» (ФГБУ «Заповедная Мордовия») организует конкурс по фотофиксации растений на платформе iNaturalist «Разнообразие растений Среднего Поволжья-2022». Полный текст Положения о Конкурсе доступен по ссылке:
Posted on May 23, 2022 11:03 by hapugin88 hapugin88 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Wie viele Arten sind kultiviert und welche kommen spontan vor? Warum kommen die spontane Arten dort vor?

6 Arten der gefundenen 22 sind kultiviert.
Spontan wachsende Arten sind:

  • Brennesseln
  • Horn-Sauerklee
  • Habichtskraut
  • Feldahorn
  • Brombeeren
  • Acker-Vergissmeinnicht
  • kleinblütige Königskerze
  • Klee
  • Storchschnäbel
  • Scharfer Hahnenfuss
  • Tataren-Heckenkirsche
  • Efeu
  • Stechpalmen
  • Gilbweiderich
    2x unbekannte Art

Der Garten befindet sich auf einem nat...

Posted on May 23, 2022 10:25 by voellmir voellmir | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Auswertung der Daten

Wie viele Arten wurden beobachtet?

• 34 Arten

Wie viele Familien?

• 23 Familien

Wie viele Arten sind kultiviert und welche kommen spontan vor?

• Kultiviert: 21 Arten
• Spontan: 13 Arten

Wieso kommen die spontanen Arten an diesem Standort vor?

Der Garten liegt an einem sonnigen Standort, auf einer Seite hat es aber eine hohe Mauer, welche Schatten wirft und wo den ganzen Tag kein Sonnenlicht hinkommt. Aus diesem Grund können s...

Posted on May 23, 2022 10:20 by graftab1 graftab1

Wie viele Familien wurden erfasst?

Es wurden 13 verschiedene Familien dokumentiert:

  • Rosaceae
  • Caprifoliaceae
  • Asteraceae
  • Sapindaceae
  • Boraginaceae
  • Scropulariaceae
  • Fabaceae
  • Geraniaceae
  • Ranunculaceae
  • Araliaceae
  • Oleaceae
  • Aquifoliaceae
  • Primulaceae
  • Da 2 Pflanzen nicht identifiziert wurden, ist davon auszugehen, dass möglicherweise 15 Familien gefunden wurden.
Posted on May 23, 2022 10:05 by voellmir voellmir | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Wie viele Beobachtungen wurden gemacht?

Insgesamt wurden 22 Arten beobachtet, davon konnten 2, bis zum Zeitpunkt dieser Auswertung, nicht bestimmt werden.

Es wurden nicht alle Pflanzen im definierten Bereich des Gartens aufgenommen, da ein Grossteil eine Wiese ist, die erst grade frisch gemäht wurde, was eine Bestimmung und Aufnahme sehr erschwert.

Posted on May 23, 2022 09:58 by voellmir voellmir | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Probleme bei der Erstellung des Projekts

Nach Erstellung des Projekts, sind darin nur 14 Beobachtungen zu sehen, gemacht habe ich allerdings 22. Auch mit der Änderung des Gebiets, welches berücksichtigt werden soll, hat sich das Problem nicht behoben. Ich versuche es weiter, habe allerdings wenig Hoffnung.
@cata-zhaw hast du eine Idee?

Konnte das Problem nun lösen. Der Grund war das Häckchen bei "Hobbyqualität".

Posted on May 23, 2022 09:14 by voellmir voellmir

100 000 000 на iNaturalist

Дорогие друзья!

Сегодня 23 мая 2022 г. около 11:00 MSK на iNaturalist было загружено 100 000 000-е наблюдение. Традиционно в эту цифру включены только так называемые "проверяемые" наблюдения - те, что получили исследовательский статус, и те, что еще не определены. Сюда не входят наблюдения из серой зоны "обыкновенных наблюдений" - культурные растения, домашние животные, наблюдения с техническим браком и проч.

Каждое 48-е наблюдение на iNaturalist - это наблюдение по флоре...

Posted on May 23, 2022 08:21 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Observation of the week (May 16th 2022 - May 22nd 2022)

Observation of the week (May 16th 2022 - May 22nd 2022)

    Nigma sp feeding on Diptera which is laying eggs
    by Mr Karthik

    Rhene (looks unique from described species) by Mr Vishwanath gowda<...

Posted on May 23, 2022 06:07 by teamsaaliga teamsaaliga | 0 comments | Leave a comment


If you have not heard, there is a report going around that the Navy is considering using Greenbury Point to expand the golf course. This would destroy the diverse habitats of the many plants and animals living there, . and further jeopardize the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Our community would lose an invaluable resource for recreation and nature. I encourage you to join the Save Greenbury Point group on Facebook for updated information and sign the petition.

Posted on May 23, 2022 02:00 by joberright joberright | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Do hares ever stot?

I thank @lefebvremax and @beartracker for helpful discussion of this topic.

Various species of ruminants stot ( and

Posted on May 23, 2022 00:46 by milewski milewski | 7 comments | Leave a comment

May 22 Update

We're moving into the height of the Ohio Odonata season. iNaturalist stats to date for 2022: 1787 Research Grade Observations, 136 Observers, 58 Species, 80 Counties.

These are good numbers. We've never had more counties or observers at this point in the season. We are well on the way to a good number of observations in May (2019 is the target at 2728). Same with species (2019 again set a high mark with 73 species).

Counties that do not yet have 2022 observations: Belmont...

Posted on May 23, 2022 00:32 by jimlem jimlem | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Búsqueda de áreas desde casa

En el mes de abril del año 2020, junto a un grupo de conservacionistas, se decide la búsqueda de un area de 350 ha en el municipio de Macarena, Meta con el objetivo de crear un area protegida. Para esta época nos encontrábamos en pandemia y tuvimos que realizar la búsqueda de las áreas desde las ciudades mediante imágenes satelitales, fue todo un reto ya que no podíamos salir de las casas.

Posted on May 22, 2022 23:41 by juanrivasflorez juanrivasflorez | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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