10 de mayo de 2018

evolutionary trap

I don't know if this is the best way to show this to fellow iNaters but I saw this article today and wanted to pass it along. You can see it at: https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/a-rancher-dies-and-butterflies-lose-the-farm.
Once again it is shown how interconnected things are.

Ingresado el 10 de mayo de 2018 por curiousgeorge61 curiousgeorge61 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de marzo de 2018

Ant in the microwave.

I heated up a tortilla for breakfast for 22 seconds. When I opened the door I noticed something moving. On closer inspection, I saw it was an ant on the bottom of the plate that rotates and she was checking things out as if nothing had happened. I watched her for 10 to 15 minutes and saw nothing changing in her actions. I turned to do something and when I looked back I could not find her inside or out of the micro. It looks like cockroaches aren't the only things that will survive an atomic war.

Ingresado el 21 de marzo de 2018 por curiousgeorge61 curiousgeorge61 | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de marzo de 2018

trail camera

Well, I finally bought a trail camera and it seems to be working. A coyote and some deer so far. I think I will increase the resolution to the highest setting.

Ingresado el 14 de marzo de 2018 por curiousgeorge61 curiousgeorge61 | 2 observaciones | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

01 de marzo de 2016

Here did the year go?

I knew I hadn't been doing much with iNat for a while, but I was surprised to see it had been almost a year since I put up any observations. I think one of the reasons for this is that now that there are so many more people participating than was the case in 2011 when I started here and so the feeling of a small community that I liked seems to have faded away.
I still like to take pictures of nature and find out new things about it so I plan to crank things up and see where it takes me.

Ingresado el 01 de marzo de 2016 por curiousgeorge61 curiousgeorge61 | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de marzo de 2012

A year of fun and learning.

It just dawned on me that it is a bit over one year ago that I started doing things with iNat. There have been many changes , most of which I like, and many more people participating.

I am still having fun and and look forward to putting up more observations and viewing the many new ones put up by others.

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12 de junio de 2011

June Pepperwood intro walk

Yesterday was a lot of fun going out with Greg D. and the 20+ people who showed up for the monthly walk around Pepperwood. Once again there were many different levels of experience and training in the nature fields so there was a good exchange of ideas.

While I tend to focus mostly on plants, particularly those with flowers, yesterday was filled with critters. The night snake was a rare sight on Pepperwood.

Greg's style of meandering, ala John Muir, works much better with my temperament and after seeing how things went during the hike I am going to try to lead more in that manner than trying to cover a lot of territory as has been the case in the past.

I was surprised to see so many things in bloom. I guess the cool temps and extra moisture will account for that.

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22 de mayo de 2011

Connecting the dots

I have been noticing that by keeping my eyes open for new observations that I am seeing things I didn't pay much attention to in the past. Things like bioms, general descriptions of the plants and animals I see and where and when I see them. I find I am starting to see when there are similarities between different species, which doesn't always mean they are related, can be a fast first step to making a good ID.
I have been told it is a good method for investigating nature on more than one occasion, but until I started doing so much more in such a small bit of time, I didn't see how things flowed together and were connected.
Just another thing I am happy about having gotten involved with inaturalist.

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11 de abril de 2011

New look on nature

It has gotten easier for me to admit I don't recognize or can key out a certain plant or critter and so put into the system to let someone else use their knowledge to let me know more than I did before.

Also, I have not been able to organize my pictures in a manner so I can scan them pretty quickly to refresh my memory or see if something I observe is a new thing or not. I am hoping to stay as jazzed about iNaturalist in the future as I am right now.

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19 de marzo de 2011

Out with the gang

I was out with fellow iNaturalists today trying to stay dry but not really caring because of having too much fun. While I like to go out on my own when I am taking pictures, I am finding it a great boost in knowledge when going out in a bunch. I am directed toward many things I would not have seen on my own.
Thanks to everyone who was with me today.

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09 de marzo de 2011

Blue-eyed grass suprise.

8 Mar 11 later that day
I was comparing the possible choices given by the data base when I put in blue-eyed grass in the search box and when I got to the CALFLORA description of S. bellum, I found one of my pictures as the example of what it should look like. Too much fun.

Ingresado el 09 de marzo de 2011 por curiousgeorge61 curiousgeorge61 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario