First 30 days! - 657 species

The most species in the first 30 days of our Wolf Ridge projects! In 2019, we recorded 655 species by Sep 30. Wow! We are headed towards a higher total number of species for the year. Can we do it? Our next goal... reach or exceed 1000 species by February 20, 2023.

Posted on October 01, 2022 02:37 by jwalewski jwalewski | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Yellow-tipped Coral Fungus (Ramaria formosa)

I went out to North Douglas here in Juneau, and walked really far up Fish Creek to look for some more mushrooms, and stumbled upon this interesting mushroom. I have never seen anything like it, and when I began researching it, I could not find a lot of information on it. I settled on the Yellow-tipped Coral Fungus because it is found locally in the Tongass forest and has similar color, stalk and tips. I am almost positive that the genus of this fungus to be Ramaria from blogs and mushroo...

Posted on October 01, 2022 00:43 by gcadenhead gcadenhead | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

31 days of Identification Challenge


Buffalo Gourd (Cucurbita foetidissima)
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https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136377149

You have all been tremendously busy! Thank you to everyone who continues to contri...

Posted on October 01, 2022 00:04 by jaesparza11 jaesparza11 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

31 days of Identification Challenge


Buffalo Gourd (Cucurbita foetidissima)
© tbazzell, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136377149

You have all been tremendously busy! Thank you to everyone who continues to contribute to the CA Fire Followers project by adding more observations! We...

Posted on October 01, 2022 00:04 by jaesparza11 jaesparza11 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) in the Highveld: a simple question gone impossibly complex?

It strikes me that the relationship between Raphicerus campestris (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/42375-Raphicerus-campestris) and the Highveld (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highveld) is particularly complicated and obscure.

On the face of it, one might have expected this relationship to be simple.

After all, R. ...

Posted on September 30, 2022 23:36 by milewski milewski | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First Walk

Jeff Buyak

For my first real iNaturalist nature walk I wandered around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir observing the great variety of life forms whose habitat bordered the body of water. It admittedly being the first time I “walked the res,” I was impressed by its vastness and could see the great benefits it provided for the residents of Chestnut Hill as a provisioning ecosystem service as it provides them with drinking water. It was in the low-60s during the time I went on my walk w...

Posted on September 30, 2022 22:01 by jeffbuyak jeffbuyak | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nature Walk 1

For this nature walk, I spent an hour walking around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, commonly referred to as 'The Res' by us BC students. Though I have been there many times before, this assignment let me see the area in a new light. By being forced to look closer at the flora and fauna around the Res, I saw how many organisms used this natural space as a place to live, surrounded by the Chestnut Hill community. My favorite part of this walk was hearing a bird call , and instead of dismissi...

Posted on September 30, 2022 21:39 by nsajor nsajor | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

9/30 Walk near Chesnut Hill Resevoir

I walked by the Chestnut Hill Resevoir today, and went to some of the woodland that lies between the resevoir and Chestnut Hill Drive. I was somewhat surprised that even in an area that is very dominated by humans, with a very small habitat for any wildlife, that I found at least 3 different bird species (possibly more) just walking around. I observed bluejays, what appeared to be some sort of sparrow, and the downy woodpecker (which I was able to get a picture of, albeit not very high q...

Posted on September 30, 2022 21:13 by cunninc cunninc | 3 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 30, 2022

I walked for about 40 minutes in the Hammond Pond Reservation. It was partially cloudy and cool with a strong breeze. The leaves on the trees were mainly green, with some turning shades of yellow and orange. There were many fallen leaves scattered across the forest floor. There were numerous squirrels and chipmunks rummaging through the leaves on the floor. I noticed a significant amount of smaller trees that appeared to be dead, with no leaves and few branches. As I walked through the f...

Posted on September 30, 2022 21:04 by sherlome sherlome | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First iNaturalist walk!

Hello everyone!

Today I decided to go on a walk in the community outside my school. When I walked around I initially saw only houses and cars, which was coool but not what I had set out on my walk for. I eventually reached a street called “stone road” which is humorous because there are a lot rocks on this street. I walked for a few minutes (away from the main road) and saw a lot of trees. Some of my observation for today include what iNaturalist thinks is a yew tree (dark green...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:59 by luciafl luciafl | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Newton Woods Walk

I took a walk in the newton woods between 6:00 and 6:30. It was a chilly day and right before the sun went down. I walked along the trails and noticed many different types of flowers and mushrooms as well as other plants. I noticed a few animals as well such as birds squirrels and chipmunks but could not get any good pictures. Unfortunately I also noticed some trash around the premises. It was overall an enjoyable walk and I look forward to future walks in new places.

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:57 by vollbrea vollbrea | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 30, 2022

Walk Behind Kostka on September 30, 2022
I walked for around 30 minutes around the area behind my dorm. I checked out the little greenery behind one of the houses here and noticed some hydrangeas. I noticed lots of orange, red, and brown leaves and different spruces on the floor which made me realize that it really is fall. It was a bit chilly, but it was nice enough weather to stroll around. I didn't see any animals, but the area is quite human populated, so I'm not surprised. Next ...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:56 by jasminemjlee jasminemjlee | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First iNaturalist Nature Walk

For today’s nature walk, I decided to walk along the reservoir for approximately 40 minutes. The walk felt really short because of how distracted I was admiring nature. It was cold as well which might explain why I didn’t see many birds. The first observation I made while walking towards the reservoir was a group of fungi that are organisms that belong to the eukaryotic group. Even though it was cold, I was able to appreciate the transition from summer to fall, and I saw many different e...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:55 by fcastillo13 fcastillo13 | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Observations 9/30

For my observation this week, I went to Hammond Pond Reservation, and went to several different conservation areas along the roadside. The weather was really nice: clear skies, slight breeze, cool, and cloudy. I was hoping to see some animals, but I was unlucky. I found a nice small stream when I was returning from my walk which I will definitely have to check out next Naturalist walk. For my observations, I found a lot of plants that caught my eye while on my walk in the woods. There is...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:52 by llarkin llarkin | 9 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First Nature Walk

For my first nature walk I decided to explore a natural location on campus that I had not previously been to. I went to the Pine Tree Reserve by the reservoir and walked around the trails for half an hour. It was a very nice day with blue skies (initially) and a crisp temperature of around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. While I was walking I observed various plants and some animals such as squirrels (which I was unfortunately not quick enough to get any pictures of them), but my favorite part of...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:51 by nealeba nealeba | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First Nature Walk

I observed these plants around a short walking trail outside of my college campus. It was mostly sunny outside and around 60 degrees. All five plants were found under trees, which blocked most direct sunlight. The five plants were also centralized around different points on the trail. None of the five were found in proximity of the other.

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:50 by roroy2003 roroy2003 | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Boston College Pine Tree Reserve

On this cool, crisp fall day I decided to check out a hidden gem located next to Boston College's campus - the Pine Tree Reserve. A lovely 1.5 mile path next to the Newton Reservoir was home to numerous types of trees, plants, flowers, moss, and life forms. The crisp air and cool breeze filled the air as an overcast loomed with what appeared to be storm clouds coming in for the predicted rainfall tomorrow. I assume this must be the very beginning of remaining storm coming up from Hurrica...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:45 by nrotondo2 nrotondo2 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First Nature Walk Journal

I walked for around thirty minutes in Edmands Park behind the Newton campus. It was a little bit cold out but perfectly fine since I was wearing a sweatshirt. I walked with a friend and we saw a ton of people walking their dogs which provided a lot of entertainment. The park was super nice and had a lot of smaller trails which I liked. The smaller trails were a lot quieter and a bit more overgrown. I also did not realize how big the woods were! I had seen them a bunch from my building bu...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:42 by katiespillane katiespillane | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Walk Around Neighborhood

I was home this afternoon, so I took my dog for a walk in our swampy, wooded area behind our house. It was a nice day out, and many of the leaves have started to change colors! I saw different squirrels and birds as well they looks as if they were the same species, but I noticed slight differences in their phenotypes, such as different patterns or tail size.

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:39 by lilaglenn lilaglenn | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

1st Nature Walk

I took advantage of the cool weather and went to the nearest pine tree preserve, which was about fifteen minutes away. I walked around for half an hour and took some photos of what can be categorized into three groups: plants, animals, and fungi.
One animal I saw was a sole black ant. I accidently came across its leafy home when I was trying to take a picture of the next animal - a gray squirrel. The squirrel was running with another but they eventually separated when the other c...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:39 by itohan itohan | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First iNaturalist Nature Walk (Chestnut Hill Reservoir)

Went for a walk on Wednesday, September 28, late afternoon to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and the surrounding forests or wildlife. I walked from 6:01 pm to 6:47, but to be honest, I lost track of time and fully enjoyed the walk. I was surprised at how busy the reservoir was at this time. Many people took a walk, ran around the reservoir, or talked with a companion. At the beginning of the walk, the afternoon was beautiful. The sky was blue, and there were nice white clouds. The temperatu...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:38 by miguel_oliveras miguel_oliveras | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nature Walk 1

For this nature walk, I went to the pine tree reserve on campus. It was somewhat cloudy outside and a little bit cold, but the weather was overall nice. During the walk, I had walked by many different wild plants and mosses growing on the ground. Some of these plants include ivy growing up a tree, small bushes that are likely Wood Asters that grew thin white flowers, branch moss growing on a rock, woodland sunflowers, and a very textured bush growing in the grass that could be of the gen...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:35 by matttyros matttyros | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First iNaturalist Nature Walk

Today, I went on my first nature walk through the pine tree reserve close to the BC campus. The weather outside was overcast and a temperature of about 65 degrees F and a little windy. My sister just came in town for family weekend and I decided to take her with me on my walk around the beautiful reserve. We had a great time looking at different plants and insects we saw on our walk. I noticed the many tall pine trees and they were all slightly different from one another. I also saw many...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:32 by manuelakriemler manuelakriemler | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Arnold Arboretum

I walked around the paths of the Arnold Arboretum for around an hour and saw many different types of plants and animals. There were many different kinds of paths, some more wooded with lots of trees and others a bit more open. It was partly cloudy with a slight chill in the air and definitely felt like fall. I saw mostly different kinds of plants and trees, but there were some animals as well. I saw three hawks along with some turkeys. There were a wide range of organisms from many diffe...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:29 by maddielawlor maddielawlor | 10 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Sept 30, 2022 Nature Walk

For about half an hour from 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm, I walked around Edmand's park adjacent to Newton campus. The weather was slightly chilly with cloudy skies but it was wonderful weather to walk in. I know this because I came across many dog owners taking their daily stroll. Prior to this walk, I didn't know the park trails existed as I thought it was simply an unapproachable forest. Through the walk, I ended up seeing various plant life such as the pokeweed, conifers, and hackberry. I was ...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:28 by keythan keythan | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Edge of Charles River

I took a little walk along the Charles River, right along Nonantum Road. The weather was pretty cool (~55 °F), especially right by the water. There were only a few people walking along the pathway for the hour or so that I was out. My observations consist of really only plants, as the little insects and critters roaming about would stay still enough for a picture. The river itself was pretty calm and the walk as a whole was pretty relaxing!

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:24 by marrujom marrujom | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Pine Tree Preserve Nature Walk

On a brisk fall afternoon, I decided to go for a walk through the Pine Tree Preserve, which is right off campus. The weather was sunny, chilly, and slightly windy. It was the perfect day to walk through this small patch of trees and observe the greenery and wildlife. I noticed that the trees started to transform. They were now filled with a vast array of oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. As I noticed some of the leaves that had already fallen, I also noticed all the other organisms on ...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:23 by claudiapritchyk claudiapritchyk | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Newton Centre 9/30/2022

I walked through neighborhoods towards Newton Centre, during which it was somewhat breezy and chilly, but the weather was nice where a jacket wasn't needed; a simple sweater did just fine. I also noticed some trees had a mix of orange, yellow, and green leaves, which was interesting as it showed how the leaves change throughout the seasons. Some of those brightly colored leaves had already fallen, which reminded me of how there are usually no leaves on trees during the wintertime, which ...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:13 by marinayoussef33 marinayoussef33 | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

First Nature Walk

I took my first Nature Walk today with my friend Lisa. We walked through the wooded area across from the plex! The weather was slightly chilly. This made me wonder when the leaves would begin to change and adopt their autumnal colors. The leaves in this area were still green, but I am assuming that they won't be for long! There were many trees in this area, and even more plants springing from the ground. Most of these plants were leafy and green, however, some of them were colorful berri...

Posted on September 30, 2022 20:13 by brigidmulligan brigidmulligan | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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