South Australian iNaturalists's Journal

July 10, 2024

SA iNaturalists - June 2024 Update



The rains have finally arrived, and the wet weather species are finally popping up. This month our community added 12,149 new observations covering 2,200 species from 669 people. The cold weather doesn't slow us down, with a new observation on average every 4 minutes through June, and an average of 65 people uploading each day.

We also surpassed 12,000 species recorded on iNaturalist across South Australia! The more species we record, the more difficult it becomes to find additional ones. But there are FAR more species yet to be found by the iNat community in SA. Keep the records coming. Lots of opportunity for new contributors to be the first to upload a species in SA

The Great Southern Bioblitz is back and now only 70 days away. The Great Southern Bioblitz 2024 Umbrella Project is up. So too is the Greater Adelaide project and the City of Onkaparinga project. Join up to one or all to show your support. Let's make this the best year yet.

See the community's favourite observations from June.




Data used for this post taken on the 11th of July. It excludes any observations and identifications from June that were uploaded after this date.

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June 10, 2024

SA iNaturalists - May 2024 Update



May is always a quiet month on iNat in SA. The lack of rain this year also means a delay in the emergence of some seasonal species. Nevertheless 712 observers contributed 11,377 observations covering 2,275 species.

We also surpassed 700,000 observations total in South Australia in early June. That's an amazing contribution from more than 9,200 citizen scientists.

The Great Southern Bioblitz is returning again in Spring this year. The Great Southern Bioblitz 2024 Umbrella Project is up. So too is the Greater Adelaide project and the City of Onkaparinga project. Join up to one or all to show your support. Let's make this the best year yet.

See some of the favourite observations from May.




Data used for this post taken on the 10th of June. It excludes any observations and identifications from May that were uploaded after this date.

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May 09, 2024

SA iNaturalists - April 2024 Update



Over 17,000 observations in April from 962 observers! An impressive feat given the time of year and the rains are yet to start. With the City Nature Challenge occurring entirely in April, this alone brought in just under 5,000 observations across SA over only 4 days.

See some of the favourite observations from April.

Will we reach 700,000 observations total in SA this May? We're real close now.



Data used for this post taken on the 10th of May. It excludes any observations and identifications from April that were uploaded after this date.

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April 10, 2024

SA iNaturalists - March 2024 Update



Another amazing month of encounters with the species we share this world. 832 observers uploading almost 13,000 records!
See some of the favourite observations from March.




The City Nature Challenge is back for 2024, running from Friday 26th to Monday 29th of April. Join the Greater Adelaide project now.


Is this your first time participating? All you need to do is upload any observation during the 4 challenge days and it will automatically be included. If you upload any observations from within the Greater Adelaide area they'll automatically be included in the City Nature Challenge 2024: Greater Adelaide project. Show your support by joining the project.

Data used for this post taken on the 10th of April. It excludes any observations and identifications from March that were uploaded after this date.

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March 10, 2024

SA iNaturalists - February 2024 Update



The City Nature Challenge is back for 2024, running from Friday 26th to Monday 29th of April. Join the Greater Adelaide project now.

Data used for this post taken on the 10th of March. It excludes any observations and identifications from February that were uploaded after this date.

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February 12, 2024

SA iNaturalists - January 2024 Update



The City Nature Challenge is back for 2024, running from Friday 26th to Monday 29th of April. Join the Greater Adelaide project now.

This post can also be found on the Epistemic Curiosity Blog.
Data used for this post taken on the 12th of February. It excludes any observations and identifications from January that were uploaded after this date.

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January 08, 2024

SA iNaturalists - December 2023 Update







This post can also be found on the Epistemic Curiosity Blog.
Data used for this post taken on the 7th of January. It excludes any observations and identifications from December that were uploaded after this date.

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December 10, 2023

SA iNaturalists - November 2023 Update







We've Surpassed 600,000 Verifiable Observations!




Sometime in the last few days we reached 600,000 verifiable observations uploaded in South Australia!

Congratulations to all who have contributed to this milestone. These observations from nearly 8,000 people represent over 600,000 separate instances where someone took the time to stop and engage with the natural world, and then took the time to share that encounter with others.

All of these records have been synced with the Atlas of Living Australia and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, databases aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

The first observations in SA were uploaded around mid-2011 and had only reached 4,500 by the end of 2017. Since then however the rate has increase dramatically. We surpassed 100,000 observations in May 2020. It took 9 years to reach that milestone. It took only 12 months to add the second 100,000, only 10 months to add the third 100,000, only 8 months to add the fourth 100,000, and only 7 months to add the fifth 100,000. Since then we've added another 100,000 in only 5 and a half months, averaging 578 observations every single day!





From November 24th to 27th the community contributed nearly 6,000 observations across South Australia as part of the Great Southern BioBlitz. As a whole over 7,000 people participated in the BioBlitz contributing over 220,000 observations of more than 25,000 species across the southern hemisphere.


This post can also be found on the Epistemic Curiosity Blog.
Data used for this post taken on the 10th of December. It excludes any observations and identifications from November that were uploaded after this date.
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October 09, 2023

September 10, 2023

SA iNaturalists - August 2023 Update








Data used for this post taken on the 10th of September. It excludes any observations and identifications from August that were uploaded after this date.
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