Third Journal Post

All observations were taken with my iphone 8.

This week was very chilly in Mount Vernon Iowa, so most of my observations were taken on different days that were a little warmer because some days I wouldn’t see much of anything alive and moving. My observations of the Tribe Pteronemobiini and Fox Squirrel were taken on October 22nd, 2020. It had rained in the morning and was cloudy the rest of the day and 50 degrees fahrenheit. The next day on October 23rd, 2020 I took a picture of Star Rosette Lichen. It had stormed a lot in the morning and was roughly 41 degrees fahrenheit. My last observation I took this week was of American Asters (not cultivated) on October 24th, 2020. It was cloudy and 37 degrees fahrenheit.

I have liked how I’ve been taking pictures the last two weeks so I repeated those steps. I opened by phone and went to the camera. I zoomed in and out to focus on the organism I wanted to capture, and snapped the most clear picture I could get.

Identifying organisms is very tricky. For the Tribe Pteronemobiini, a feature that helped me identify what it was was its color and texture of its backside. The Fox Squirrel was easier to identify because it had a big fluffy orange tail, and gray body. Next, the Star Rosette Lichen was very hard to identify. There were many suggested options that looked just like it. The one thing that stuck out to me was the black/dark blue circles that occured in the center of the fungi that looked very similar to the star rosette lichen photos. Still uncertain if I chose the correct species. Lastly, American Asters weren’t too difficult to identify. They looked just like the suggested photos for american asters.

I was surprised with how much the Tribe Pteronemobiini and Fox Squirrel organisms were moving since it was a very cold week. The Fox Squirrel came right up to me which was a little scary, and the Tribe Pteronemobiini was jumping around the sidewalk for a few minutes.

Even though class is ending this coming week I will continue using iNaturalist because I had a lot of fun learning about what type of organisms are around me.

Publicado por maddalindoran maddalindoran, 25 de octubre de 2020

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Octubre 24, 2020 06:04 PM CDT

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Liquen de Roseta Physcia stellaris

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Octubre 23, 2020 12:25 PM CDT

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Ardilla Zorra Sciurus niger

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Octubre 22, 2020 03:34 PM CDT

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Octubre 22, 2020 12:42 PM CDT

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