Промежуточные итоги проекта на конец ноября 2021 года

На конец ноября в рамках регионального проекта «Брянская область - Российская зима 2021-2022» сделано 140 наблюдений, зарегистрировано 50 видов птиц с участием 5 наблюдателей и 47 экспертов. Чаще других наблюдалась сойка.
Среди отмеченных птиц есть и "краснокнижные" виды: лебедь-шипун, гоголь, полевой лунь, воробьиный сычик, белоспинный, средний и зелёный дятлы, серый сорокопут.
Из перелётных видов птиц, задержавшихся с отлётом, отмечены большая белая и серая цапли, канюк, сизая чайка, свиязь, хохлатая чернеть, чёрный дрозд.
Информация о ходе проекта размещена на стене сообщества в ВК «Птицы Брянского леса и не только…»: https://vk.com/bryanskbirds?w=wall-169753110_2444

Posted on December 01, 2021 18:16 by julia_medvedko julia_medvedko | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Two Species of Flying Squirrel in Wisconsin

Ever wonder which species of flying squirrel you are seeing at your birdfeeder or looking for tips on how to differentiate the two species. We've got information for you!

https://widnr.widen.net/s/lqdg6tbbzb/flying-squirrel-faq_final

Posted on December 01, 2021 17:02 by rstaffen rstaffen | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December birding

I have decided for December to try and find 100 species of birds during this month. They don’t have to be new birds. Is anyone willing to do this with me. I am also running a regular list as not every bird I find will provide me the opportunity to be photographed and recorded. I would love us as a group to find 100 - 200 species this month. I will ideally be doing daily posts about who is in the lead and what birds were found.

Happy birding

Posted on December 01, 2021 16:57 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 7 comments | Leave a comment

‘Tis the Season

Postings have slowed down now that we are into the cooler weather but there is still lots to document. We have surpassed 2200 observations of over 1000 species. Some notable ones include an Elephant Water Flea, Zebra Mussels, Fishing Spiders, Common Mergansers and Trumpeter Swans, and fabulous fall fungi. Now is the time to search through your camera roll and post pictures from the summer. As long as you know the date, time and location, you can post historical shots. With the fresh snow it is an excellent time to observe animal tracks. Make sure to include a scale such as a ruler, hand or set of keys in your pictures to make them easier to identify.

Posted on December 01, 2021 15:22 by trichodezia trichodezia | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November Monthly Challenge-Results

Hey Team!
What a fabulous year for butterflies!

in the month of November we documented 7 Queens along the Hassayampa River Corridor and 3 Monarchs also within the Hassayampa River Corridor.

Most importantly we all learned how to recognize the difference between the two cousins!

Thanks every one!!and Happy Fall.

Posted on December 01, 2021 14:52 by juanitajn5 juanitajn5 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

CONCURSO FOTOGRAFICO DEL BIOMARATON DE OTOÑO


Es el momento de ver que 3 fotos elegimos para participar en el concurso, revisa ya tus fotos, tienes hasta el día 3 de diciembre. Revisa bien y manda las fotos a fotografia.iberozoa@gmail.com
Un saludo.

Posted on December 01, 2021 14:21 by anapri anapri | 0 comments | Leave a comment

CONCURSO FOTOGRAFICO DEL BIOMARATON DE OTOÑO


Es el momento de ver que 3 fotos elegimos para participar en el concurso, revisa ya tus fotos, tienes hasta el día 3 de diciembre. Revisa bien y manda las fotos a fotografia.iberozoa@gmail.com
Un saludo.

Posted on December 01, 2021 14:20 by anapri anapri | 0 comments | Leave a comment

109學年後山步道日程大事紀

109.11.11 教師研習與實地勘查 - 照片整理意外發現疑似有設校紀念碑
110.01.09 第一次工作坊 (參與: 23人) - 找到設校紀念碑及周圍竹林整理
110.02.08 後山重點路標步條標示 (會長.組長)
110.03.06 第二次工作坊 (參與: 24人) - 枯竹移除及場地整理
110.03.29 核心會議與實地勘查(校長.會長.副會長.幹事)
110.04.10 第三次工作坊 (參與: 23人) - 枯竹移除及安全範圍拉設
110.04.13 植物探查與標示牌初步設置(會長.植物學家)
110.05.08 第四次工作坊 (參與: 22人) - 安全範圍拉設及後段下山路線整理
110.05.10 行政團隊實地勘查 (參與: 25人)

Posted on December 01, 2021 14:01 by rickyp rickyp | 0 comments | Leave a comment

景文科大學生協助生態環境調查

感謝 2021/11/29、2021/12/06 景文科大學生協助社區生態環境調查。

Posted on December 01, 2021 13:57 by rickyp rickyp | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Beginnerscursus Mossen van de Britisch society


 


Lucia Ruffino took advantage of some free time during the Covid-19 lockdown in Spring 2020 to put together a video for her local Record Centre. Entitled 'Introduction to Mosses and Liverworts Recording', you can watch it on the SEWBrec YouTube channel. Highly recommended for anyone new to mosses and liverworts.


Sharon Pilkington has written a series of very useful articles in Field Bryology which are particularly helpful for those starting out in bryology, although there is also much of interest to the more experienced as well. They can be found in the Field Bryology archive, but the links are also given below.


 


Posted on December 01, 2021 13:21 by optilete optilete | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Bryophyte Ecology is an ebook comprised of 5 volumes written by Janice Glime

Author: Janice M. Glime

Bryophyte Ecology is an ebook comprised of 5 volumes written by Janice Glime, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University. Chapter coauthors include Irene Bisang, S. Robbert Gradstein, J. Lissner, W. J. Boelema, and D. H. Wagner. If you are a returning visitor, be sure to refresh your browser in case there have been recent updates.

About the Book

About the Author, Janice Glime

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Browse the Volumes of Bryophyte Ecology:

Table of Contents and Glossary

Bryophyte Ecology Volume 1: Physiological Ecology

Bryophyte Ecology Volume 2: Bryological Interaction

Bryophyte Ecology Volume 3: Methods

Bryophyte Ecology Volume 4: Habitat and Role

Bryophyte Ecology Volume 5: Uses

Posted on December 01, 2021 11:58 by optilete optilete | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Yield

Went out with Kevin Faccenda on a walk along Dole St. Got 55 new taxa and 56 new species (therefore at least one unique taxon was moved to species).

Which is not bad, for a walk along a main road. This is the most I've gotten since I started, in one day, I think. He was instrumental in this.

Posted on December 01, 2021 11:46 by tchakamaura tchakamaura | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Grasses of Oahu

I must say, almost all grasses look alike. And yet, here I'm told I have 30 species at least. Those are in bold below

So far on Oahu, 120 have been observed on iNaturalist:

Total

Phragmites australis
Phyllostachys aurea
Phyllostachys nigra
Pseudosasa
Bambusa vulgaris
Schizostachyum glaucifolium
Chloris barbata
Chloris divaricata
Chloris gayana
Chloris radiata
Chloris virgata
Cynodon dactylon
Eleusine indica
Leptochloa fusca
Leptochloa panicea
Distichlis spicata
Dactyloctenium aegyptium
Eragrostis amabilis
Eragrostis barrelieri
Eragrostis brownii
Eragrostis cilianensis
Eragrostis ciliaris
Eragrostis grandis
Eragrostis leptostachya
Eragrostis pectinacea
Eragrostis pilosa
Eragrostis tenuifolia
Eragrostis variabilis
Sporobolus diandrus
Sporobolus elongatus
Sporobolus piliferus
Sporobolus pyramidalis
Sporobolus pyramidatus
Sporobolus virginicus
Zoysia japonica
Zoysia matrella
Isachne distichophylla
Isachne pallens
Microlaena stipoides
Andropogon glomeratus
Andropogon virginicus
Hyparrhenia rufa
Bothriochloa bladhii
Bothriochloa ischaemum
Bothriochloa laguroides
Bothriochloa pertusa
Cymbopogon citratus
Dichanthium annulatum
Dichanthium aristatum
Dichanthium sericeum
Heteropogon contortus
Themeda villosa
Coix lacryma-jobi
Eremochloa ophiuroides
Saccharum officinarum
Sorghum bicolor
Sorghum halepense
Chrysopogon aciculatus
Digitaria bicornis
Digitaria ciliaris
Digitaria eriantha
Digitaria henryi
Digitaria insularis
Digitaria radicosa
Digitaria sanguinalis
Digitaria setigera
Digitaria violascens
Echinochloa colona
Echinochloa crus-galli
Oplismenus compositus
Oplismenus hirtellus
Cenchrus agrimonioides
Cenchrus ciliaris
Cenchrus clandestinus
Cenchrus echinatus
Cenchrus polystachios
Cenchrus purpureus
Cenchrus setaceus
Cenchrus × cupreus
Dissochondrus biflorus
Setaria palmifolia
Setaria parviflora
Setaria verticillata
Setaria viridis viridis
Stenotaphrum secundatum
Dichanthelium koolauense
Eriochloa procera
Megathyrsus maximus
Megathyrsus maximus maximus
Melinis minutiflora
Melinis repens
Urochloa glumaris
Urochloa mutica
Urochloa reptans
Urochloa subquadripara
Panicum repens
Panicum torridum
Sacciolepis indica
Axonopus
Axonopus compressus
Axonopus fissifolius
Paspalum conjugatum
Paspalum dilatatum
Paspalum distichum
Paspalum fimbriatum
Paspalum notatum
Paspalum paniculatum
Paspalum pilosum
Paspalum scrobiculatum
Paspalum urvillei
Paspalum virgatum
Bromus catharticus
Bromus hordeaceus
Lachnagrostis filiformis
Aira caryophyllea
Lolium
Vulpia myuros
Poa annua
Triticum aestivum

Posted on December 01, 2021 11:43 by tchakamaura tchakamaura | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December 2021: Describe your walk by adding a comment below

Each time you go out and make observations for this project, describe your walk by adding a comment to this post. Include the date, distance walked, and categories that you used for this walk.

Suggested format:
Date. Place. Distance walked today. Total distance for this project.
Categories.
Brief description of the area, what you saw, what you learned, who was with you, or any other details you care to share.

Posted on December 01, 2021 11:12 by erikamitchell erikamitchell | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Короткий чеклист перед лекцией №9 (01.12.2021)

Короткий чеклист перед лекцией №9 (состоится 01.12.2021)

Ссылка на трансляцию лекции №9, 1 декабря, в 15:10: https://botanica.getcourse.ru/pl/webinar/show?id=2446656&view=1

Обязательное:

  • проверьте статусы выполнения домашних заданий (все ссылки тут): https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/60056-vse-tekuschie-statusy-vypolneniya-domashnih-zadaniy-v-odnom-poste ;
  • у вас должно быть корректно выполнено домашнее задание №1 (регистрация), замечания исправлены;
  • у вас должно быть выполнено домашнее задание №2 (тест по GBIF), при попадании в списки неверно ответивших, нужно послать ответ еще раз;
  • у вас должно быть выполнено домашнее задание №3 (освоение модуля массовой загрузки), если оно не выполнено, то его нужно выполнить вместе с домашним заданием №4;
  • у вас должно быть выполнено домашнее задание №4 (полевые наблюдения за пределами МКАД, минимум 5 штук) - опоздавшие делают задания №3 и №4 не обращая внимания на прописанные дедлайны;
  • вы должны отозвать свои ошибочные определения - инструкция по автоматическому поиску таких наблюдений тут: https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/60164-otzyv-vashih-oshibochnyh-opredeleniy ;
  • в сумме у вас должно быть не менее 10 наблюдений, отвечающих требованиям проекта (статистика: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g?tab=observers );
  • вы должны найти себя в списке слушателей курса и проверить свою запись на корректность: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g/journal/58670-spisok-slushateley-kursa ;
  • если вы не планируете выполнять домашние задания, то вам следует отписаться от МФК в личном кабинете на сайте msu.ru .

Желательное:


Лайфхаки по выполнению домашних заданий №3 и №4 для отстающих в зимнее время:

1) Кормушки для птиц: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102013907
2) Сухие растения: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/70630727
3) Кора и почки деревьев: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69880577
4) Вечнозеленые растения: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/70955623

Пожалуйста, не снимайте культурные растения (растения, которые разводят в населенных пунктах).


Все ссылки на полезные ресурсы тут:

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g?tab=about


Posted on December 01, 2021 10:08 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Wunderkammer-Projekt

Hi,
some of you may know Katja (treegrow) here on iNat. I got inspired by a project she created, where she collects all her observations of species not seen by anyone else so far.

It's a great idea, and I think it fits very much with the idea of our iNat-Challenge-Project here, as this might inspire others to go and look for those missing species.

If you want to create one for yourself, you need to make a collection project and manually include all species names. Then you can regularly check your project and as soon as an additional observer turns up in the project overview, you can remove that taxon from the project (better check first the other's observation for a mis-ID 😉)

Here's mine: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/carnifex-s-wunderkammer

Posted on December 01, 2021 09:22 by carnifex carnifex | 4 comments | Leave a comment

Отзыв ваших ошибочных определений

Уважаемые слушатели!

В ходе выполнения ваших домашних заданий №3, №4 и №5 у каждого из вас накопилось изрядное число безусловно ошибочных определений. Вам необходимо отозвать или удалить все такие определения.

Для этого перейдите по ссылке такого вида:

https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?user_id=yury_gavrik&category=maverick ,

где yury_gavrik - имя пользователя. В браузерной строке поменяйте имя пользователя на свой ник, и вы перейдёте на страницу, где перечислены все наблюдения с вашими ошибочными определениями. Далее заходите в каждое такое наблюдение и отзываете (или удаляете) ваше неправильное определение, помеченное красным. В конце курса (перед зачётом) стоит проделать то же самое еще раз, поскольку ошибочные определения ещё будут всплывать.

Также время от времени вы можете пролистывать наблюдения с вашими определениями по ссылке такого вида:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=any&verifiable=true&ident_user_id=yury_gavrik ,

где yury_gavrik - имя пользователя. Здесь вы можете еще раз просмотреть все наблюдения, которые вы определяли (как ваши, так и чужие) в удобном режиме модуля "Идентифицируйте".


Эта настоятельная просьба связана с тем, что я получил жалобу от кураторов iNaturalist на массовые неправильные определения от участников нашего курса в ходе выполнения домашнего задания №5. Пожалуйста, будьте предельно внимательны при его выполнении и обязательно пересмотрите лекцию №8 с пояснением этого домашнего задания. Не забывайте, главный принцип: "Не уверен - пропускай".

В качестве иллюстрации в жалобе фигурировали следующие студенты:
@varvara_garankina
@yury_gavrik
@glushkov_egor

Ссылки для участников МФК в пятом домашнем задании регулярно ротируются, чтобы наблюдений в категории "Неизвестно" было достаточно.

Posted on December 01, 2021 08:36 by apseregin apseregin | 6 comments | Leave a comment

MANUALE PER CUSTODIRE LE ORCHIDEE SELVATICHE

E' stato pubblicato sul sito ufficiale del progetto LifeOrchids il manuale di buone pratiche per la conservazione di orchidee selvatiche in praterie, vigneti, oliveti, noccioleti e giardini.
Il manuale è dedicato a tutti i custodi del territorio, agricoltori professionisti e non, che con entusiasmo coltivano non solo la terra ma anche il paesaggio che ci circonda. Ha l'obbiettivo di descrivere le esigenze delle orchidee e le pratiche agricole e gestionali che possono essere adottate per conservarle e consentirne la diffusione.
Scritto a sei mani da D. Barberis, G. Lombardi e M. Lonati , introduce profani e amanti delle orchidee selvatiche alle tecniche agronomiche e agli accorgimenti utilizzati dagli agricoltori e dagli appassionati.

E' possibile scaricarlo a questo link: https://www.lifeorchids.eu/documentazione/ , dove si possono trovare anche gli articoli dedicati al progetto e un libro da colorare per i più piccoli.

Posted on December 01, 2021 05:46 by paolapalazzolo paolapalazzolo | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Rainfall in Mmopi garden

21 Nov 21 25 mm
21 Nov 22 20 mm
21 Nov 23 5 mm
21 Nov 30 4 mm morning

Posted on December 01, 2021 05:37 by botswanabugs botswanabugs | 0 comments | Leave a comment

It's (Been) a Wrap!

Thanks to all who participated, and a special tiara goes out to Richard George (@parsingphase) for the most observations (57). Overall, our numbers are very much down from last year's Beaver Moon Bioblitz, Cambridge, but we had some notable observations, such as a very tardy Red-winged Blackbird and, may we say it, an abundance of turkeys, in gangs as well as some solists.

Apologies for this late wrap-up for this bioblitz, which ended at midnight on a holiday—spread the word in time for next year.

Notably this year our efforts to marry art and environmental education include a sandwiching of our Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge (CCNAC) for children and youth who live in our city between two observation events, the Beaver Moon Bioblitz Cambridge and the April City Nature Challenge. We will shortly begin accepting entries for the third annual CCNAC, with many of the artworks based on observations of species in Cambridge made here on iNaturalist. Thanks for your support—please spread the word about the CCNAC within the city.

—Cambridge Wildlife Arts (a program of Green Cambridge)
greencambridge.org

Posted on December 01, 2021 03:28 by cambridgewildlife cambridgewildlife

Welcome and a note re: species list

Welcome everyone and thanks for your observations and identifications. It's great that people have recorded three vagrant species in SA waters, but there's a lingering problem with the Arctocephalus genus. I lack the expertise to separate the Long-nose fur seals from the Australian (brown) fur seals, so there is likely to be some misidentification among records here. Experts advise me that they also struggle working from photographs alone.

If anyone has a reliable way of telling one species from the other, that would be wonderful. Long-nose fur seals are far more abundant in SA. There is only one breeding colony of Australian fur seals in SA, on the Casuarina Islets off Kangaroo island's south-western tip, so an observer is far less likely to encounter A. pusillus than they are A. forsteri.

Posted on December 01, 2021 03:09 by danimations danimations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

North section - 11/30/2021

Tuesday, 9:10-11:00 no live newts, xx dead newts
I walked with Robin and Shoshi.
Weather: nice. It's been dry for a while?
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: I had 8 dead newts, 2 of them juveniles, all pretty dry. Robin had xx newts
Other roadkills: a few Jerusalem Crickets, a few Tylobolus millipedes, one spider.
Traffic: very quiet - 18 cars, 10 trucks, 1 motorcycle, 6 bikes, 1 electric scooter (my first sighting!), 11 pedestrians, 25 parked cars (1 car at the far parking lot).
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=37.217587329825506&nelng=-121.7180669379592&on=2021-11-30&place_id=any&swlat=37.142364013875834&swlng=-122.19635844949484&user_id=merav&verifiable=any
Robin's observations of the day -
I forgot to add that to the newt observations, so at least I'll have it here - "The Midpeninsula Board Meeting regarding the ongoing newt massacre is Dec 8. Please submit your support/comments/questions about the roadkill death of 5,000 Pacific Newts per year on Alma Bridge Road here: https://www.openspace.org/who-we-are/public-meetings For more info or to join Newt Patrol: https://www.bioblitz.club/newts "

Posted on December 01, 2021 02:27 by merav merav | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Changes to which species are automatically obscured in Canada

On the iNaturalist Canada Portal, the iNaturalist Canada Steering Committee has announced a change to both how the list of automatically obscured species is generated in Canada and which species are listed. The changes will come into effect December 6, 2021.

The details of these changes are posted here: https://inaturalist.ca/pages/geoprivacy-canada

The list is available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wq43zwZIzsNqEteZlVVvXOE2P8qTIY6EtMI9AUrG9FM/edit?usp=sharing

If you’d like to ensure you get future updates from iNaturalist Canada, you can set your iNaturalist affiliation to iNaturalist Canada by going to Profile -> Edit account settings and profile -> Account and then choose "iNaturalist.ca" from the dropdown menu.

Posted on December 01, 2021 00:10 by mikeburrell mikeburrell | 2 comments | Leave a comment

Thanks to Everyone & Here are our Winners!

Thank you for participating in our first MycoBlitz at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

Our goal was to work together to raise awareness of the fungi at Tryon, as well as create a verifiable record of the wide and wonderful range of mycoflora here. We had over 1,100 observations and 60 observers. Thank you! With so many observations, further species identification will continue in order to improve the accuracy of species found in the park.

We appreciate everyone who followed along and submitted observations. Our winners are announced below! I’ve listed folks by iNaturalist names, so if you are a winner stop by the Nature Center this Friday-Sunday between 9am and 4pm to pick up your prizes at the front desk. Or contact me at amy@tryonfriends.org you have any questions.

In line with our mission, we hope this opportunity inspired you to identify, cultivate or reclaim your relationship with nature in this cherished urban forest. Friends of Tryon Creek is a member-supported nonprofit that provides opportunities to learn, play, and care for Tryon Creek State Natural Area. We invite you to learn more, find upcoming events, and become a member today at www.tryonfriends.org.

Categories and Winners

Winner: aracnosnilmot
Category: Top Research Grade Observations
Prize: Mushroom Art Print & Friends Sticker!

Winner: lindsay_the_explorer
Category: Top Observations
Prize: Mushroom Art Print & Friends Sticker!

Winner: rebecca1335
Category: Top Species
Prize: Mushroom Art Print & Friends Sticker!

Winner: tkriplean

Category: Smallest Find https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101067451
Prize: Mushroom Art Enamel Pin & Friends Sticker

Winner: mthighas_morse
Category: Largest Find https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101448015
Prize: Mushroom Art Enamel Pin & Friends Sticker

Winner: mcmicha
Category: Awesome Photo
Judges’ comments “low angle, nice light, great perspective” https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101031207
Prize: Mushroom Art Enamel Pin & Friends Sticker

Winner: mcmicha
Category: Awesome Photo
Judges’ comments “tiny rainbow - is this even real!?”
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101294140
Prize: Mushroom Art Enamel Pin & Friends Sticker

Winner: grasshoppr
Category: Awesome Photo
Judges’ comments “these guys look ancient and made out of stone – beautiful”
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101629277
Prize: Mushroom Art Enamel Pin & Friends Sticker

Winner: cdominguez333
Category: Best Mushroom Selfie :)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101562351
Prize: Common Mushrooms Waterproof Field Guide & Mushroom Art Tattoo

Winner: kim_johnson_vitali
Category: Best Mushroom Selfie :)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101178851
Prize: Common Mushrooms Waterproof Field Guide & Mushroom Art Tattoo

Winner: susannem1001
Category: Best Dog selfie
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101158866
Prizes: Common Mushrooms Waterproof Field Guide & Mushroom Art with Snail Sticker

Winner: ASauble
Category: Farthest from the Nature Center
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101645098
Prize: Prize: Common Mushrooms Waterproof Field Guide & Mushroom Art with Snail Sticker

Winner: lauratov
Category: Closes to the Nature Center parking lot
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101362650
Prize: Prize: Common Mushrooms Waterproof Field Guide & Mushroom Art with Snail Sticker

Thanks again!

  • Friends of Tryon Creek Staff

Posted on December 01, 2021 00:00 by friendsoftryoncreek friendsoftryoncreek | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Start log (project species number counter)

The project begins on 01 Dec 2021 with 47 species

Posted on November 30, 2021 23:03 by carnifex carnifex | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Like a Star: Meteorus stellatus from Japan

I have just asked for a new species to be added to the iNat universe. Meteorus stellatus is a braconid wasp with a gregarious cocoon cluster that resembles a star suspended on a thread. Please read the link for more details about this fascinating find.
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/936083

Posted on November 30, 2021 22:07 by botanicaltreasures botanicaltreasures | 0 comments | Leave a comment

A Hazel Grouse Winter Portrait in Russia - Observation of the Week, 11/30/21

Our Observation of the Week is this Hazel Grouse (Tetrastes bonasia, Рябчик in Russian), seen in Russia by @zveroboy57!

Alexander tells me he’s been interested in nature since he was a child but has only been photographing wildlife seriously since 2013. If you check out the 500+ observations he’s posted to iNaturalist, you’ll see he’s captured many fantastic images of the animals around his home in central Russia.

And in that area, he says, Hazel Grouse are “not uncommon” and he’s often able to find them at watering holes and feeders. This species ranges throughout much of Eurasia and usually eats plants, although it also consumes insects when breeding. Measuring about 35–39 cm (14–15 in) in length, it’s one of the smaller members of the Family Phasianidae, which also contains chickens, peafowl, and pheasants.

Alexander (above, ready to photograph) joined iNaturalist just over three years ago and says “I upload to iNaturalist so that the world knows who lives in my area.”

(Google Translate was used to translate Alexander’s responses into English, and I lightly edited them for clarity.)

- Hazel grouse have a pretty high-pitched song, you can listen to it and watch some nice footage here.

Posted on November 30, 2021 20:45 by tiwane tiwane | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Catálogo de Fauna Silvestre

El grupo Anfibios de Sinaloa participó en el asesoramiento del Catálogo Fauna Silvestre de CIP Playa Espíritu, Escuinapa. Felicitamos a los compañeros por excelente publicación en el podrán encontrar tanto anfibios, reptiles, aves y mamíferos de esta pequeña parte del estado.

Anexamos el enlace de descarga:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1iV8YN71ZObbIKp_JXNviERVdDg84JSb8?fbclid=IwAR3qgn2bIdbp5nH75Eh7w8okm5wjJFNUKrIH7sWmh8PDkj87eqjZBsbRD6A

Facebook e Instagram: Anfibios de Sinaloa

Posted on November 30, 2021 20:34 by alexbasti alexbasti | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Ukrainian Winter Bioblitz 2021/2022 стартує вже завтра!

Шановні друзі, вже завтра стартує Другий Всеукраїнський зимовий біобліц на iNaturalist!

Перелік реіональних проєктів:

АР Крим: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-ar-crimea

Вінницька область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-vinnytsia-region

Волинська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-volyn-region

Дніпропетровська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-dnipro-region

Донецька область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-donetsk-region

Житомирська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-zhytomyr-region

Закарпатська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-transcarpathia

Запорізька область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-zaporizhzhya-region

Івано-Франківська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-ivano-frankivsk-region

Київська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-kyiv-region

Кіровоградська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-kropyvnytskyi-region

Луганська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-luhansk-region

Львівська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-lviv-region

Миколаївська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-mykolaiv-region

Одеська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-odesa-region

Полтавська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-poltava-region

Рівненська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-rivne-region

Сумська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-sumy-region

Тернопільська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2020-2021-ternopil-region

Харківська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-kharkiv-region

Херсонська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-kherson-region

Хмельницька область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-khmelnytskyi-region

Черкаська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-cherkasy-region

Чернівецька область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-chernivtsi-region

Чернігівська область: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-chernihiv-region

місто Київ: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-kyiv-city

місто Севастополь: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ukrainian-winter-bioblitz-2021-2022-sevastopol-town

Posted on November 30, 2021 19:39 by davydovbotany davydovbotany | 0 comments | Leave a comment

European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)

The Green Crab is a small shore crab found in shallow water, generally in sheltered areas. They appeared in the 1950s in the bay of Fundy, probably after moving up the infested coast of northeastern united states. They are common in salt marshes, on sandy beaches, and on rocky coasts, and they can tolerate a wide range of salinities. In adult green crabs their carapace can reach up to 10cm but are usually less than 8cm. They range from mottled, green, red, yellow, to brown in coloration. They have serrated shells with five spines on either side of the eyes and three between the eyes. Their back legs are pointed, slightly flattened, and hairy.

Green crabs are voracious consumers of both plants and animals, especially soft-shelled clams, oysters, quahogs, and mussels. They destroy beds of bivalves and uproot Eel grass, an important habitat-forming species for native fish, invertebrates, and waterfowl. They also outcompete native crab species for resources such as food and space. These behaviours all result in a negative impact on biodiversity and harm local fisheries. They have been given the nickname cockroaches of the sea.

Green Crabs are thought to spread mostly during their larval stage where they are moved about in ballast water transfers or drifting on ocean currents. Their larval stage can last up to 90 days. Adult Green Crabs can survive for a long time in fresh water and out of the water. They can also be introduced if fishing gear is moved to a new area or if crabs are intentionally discarded with bycatch outside of their catch area.

Always remember to clean, drain, dry your boat before entering a new body of water to prevent the spread of green crabs. If Green Crabs are caught as by-catch do not release them.

Posted on November 30, 2021 19:30 by jgilice1 jgilice1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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