Interesting and Useful Projects on iNaturalist (ongoing)

List of favorite and/or interesting iNaturalist projects. I’m continually updating and adding new projects regularly.
One reason to put observations in projects is that sometimes experts are following certain projects and the observations get identified faster.
(need to add the list from opening paragraph)

Animal signs:
Scat
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/scatology
Tracks
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/north-american-animal-tracks-database
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bird-tracks-and-signs
Feathers
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/found-feathers
Mines in leaves
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/leafminers-of-north-america

Animal behavior:
Mating behaviour
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/mating-behaviour
Arthropod Ecology in Action
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/arthropod-ecology-in-action
Global Pollinator Watch
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/global-pollinator-watch
“Sleepy bee slumber parties” (added Jan 2024)
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sleepy-bee-slumber-parties

Other arthropod:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/arthropods-on-snow
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/arthropod-faces
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bugs-in-flight

Wildlife disease:
(list from https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-tag-an-observation-of-a-diseased-bird/40324/7 )
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/wildlife-diseases-morbidity-and-mortality
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/injured-ill-or-dying
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-with-deformed-beaks (not for feet, but as an example of a very specific project)

See "Favorite projects" post from the iNaturalist Forum (need to investigate some of these):
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/what-are-your-favorite-projects/31885

“Dead” Projects:
(These projects are interesting in terms of tracking predation, roadkill, windowkill, disease, unknown mass death events)
Dead Arthropods
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/dead-arthropods
Dead Fishes
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/dead-fishes
Dead Herps (reptiles and amphibians)
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/dead-herps
Dead Birds
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/dead-birds
Dead Mammals
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/dead-mammals
Global Roadkill Observations (Roadkill Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Arthropods (although it says insects in project description)):
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/global-roadkill-observations
Skulls and Bones
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/skulls-and-bones

Interesting and unusual:
UV fluorescent organisms
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/uv-fluorescent-organisms
Leucistic, albino, etc organisms
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/amazing-aberrants
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/albino-leucistic-birds
Fasciated plants
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fascinating-fasciation

Posted on May 05, 2023 06:14 PM by chyroptera chyroptera

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