Diario del proyecto Biodiversity of the Anacostia River

25 de octubre de 2020

Weekly statistics between October 18, 2020 and October 24, 2020

This week, 250 observers made 1722 observations between Sunday, October 18 to Saturday, October 24, 2020. Among the top five observers, @ronwertz observed 144 examples of life in the Anacostia watershed; @willparson contributed 87; @jmgconsult contributed 73; @dtread1 contributed 68; and @mabbasi_4 contributed 64. Rounding out the top 10, @stephen220 contributed 54; @woodcut55 contributed 53; @jamiejorgensen2 contributed 46; @onertwons contributed 39; and @charlottew4001 contributed 37. 90 people contributed one observation, 39 people contributed two observations, and 16 people contributed 3 observations. Plants stayed in first place by a wide margin (848 observations), followed by Insects (240 observations), and Birds (Aves) (230 observations). Fungi dropped to fourth place. Amphibia had three observations.
A few highlights of observations are provided below, to celebrate the wide variety of life found in the Anacostia watershed. All observations are welcome, every contribution helps document the magnificent diversity of our community. Thank you to everyone who contributed observations this week!

@jorbogmont Pumpkinseed https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63207348
@jorbogmont Tessellated Darter https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62927992

@jorbogmont Red Swamp Crayfish https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63402277
@jorbogmont Spinycheek Crayfish https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62928045
@danrauch Black-throated Green Warbler https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63007478
@rauvbbj Common Yellowthroat https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63391861
@mcgowenm Eastern Bluebird https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63404656
@ronwertz Eastern Phoebe https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62938866
@jmgconsult Great Blue Heron https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62932232
@stephen220 Hermit Thrush https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62951477
@dtread1 Pileated Woodpecker https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63396921
@gwh Ruby-crowned Kinglet https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63120597
@insa Yellow-bellied Sapsucker https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/63360314

Observations this week, by Taxon:
Actinopterygii 12
Amphibia 3
Animalia 8
Arachnida 21
Aves 230
Fungi 151
Insecta 240
Mammalia 41
Mollusca 13
Plantae 848
Protozoa 4
Reptilia 69
(blank) 82

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19 de octubre de 2020

#AnacostiaBioblitz Observation of the Day (10/18/2020)

This is the last day of the #anacostiabioblitz. And, the observation of the day goes to this Eastern Chipmunk by @ronwertz Observed in the Sligo Creek subwatershed: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62936977

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18 de octubre de 2020

Weekly statistics between October 11, 2020 and October 17, 2020

This week’s information certainly reflects the first three days of Fall Bioblitz! Stay tuned for a follow-up posting early next week on the full BioBlitz for October 15 – October 18, 2020. This calendar week, 217 observers made 1985 observations between Sunday, October 11 to Saturday, October 17, 2020. Among the top five observers, @jmgconsult observed 335 examples of life in the Anacostia watershed; @jamiejorgensen2 contributed 132; @ana_kaahanui contributed 76; @jorbogmont contributed 66; and @onertwons contributed 64. Rounding out the top 10, @stephen220 contributed 63; @jagatha contributed 61; @kristin-marie contributed 49; @ronwertz contributed 44; and @hollygenevieve contributed 35. 76 people contributed one observation, 32 people contributed two observations, and 17 people contributed 3 observations. Plants stayed in first place by a wide margin (1002 observations), followed by Fungi (285 observations), Insects (242 observations), and Birds (Aves) (229 observations). Protozoa had five observations.

A few highlights of observations are provided below, to celebrate the wide variety of life found in the Anacostia watershed. All observations are welcome, every contribution helps document the magnificent diversity of our community. Thank you to everyone who contributed observations this week!

@jorbogmont Yellow Bullhead
@belakissa Eastern Red-backed Salamander
@dtread1 American Coot
@stephen220 American Kestrel
@ana_kaahanui Bald Eagle
@rauvbbj Blue-headed Vireo
@dms215 Golden-crowned Kinglet
@mattshabitats Nashville Warbler
@ana_kaahanui common pawpaw
@bioball Oak Gall Wasps
@carrieseltzer American persimmon
@dancingboot Hyacinth bean

Observations this week, by Taxon:
Actinopterygii 15
Amphibia 14
Animalia 14
Arachnida 23
Aves 229
Fungi 285
Insecta 242
Mammalia 43
Mollusca 18
Plantae 1002
Protozoa 5
Reptilia 23
(blank) 72

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619 Species!!

We have already surpassed last year’s #anacostiabioblitz with 619 species observed so far. Last year, a total of 597 species were observed during the whole weekend. Tomorrow is the last day! #anacostiariver #cometotheriver

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#AnacostiaBioblitz Observation of the Day (10/17/2020)

The #anacostiabioblitz observation of the day goes to this Elegant fly by @jamiejorgensen2 Bees are not the only pollinators out there! This fly, besides being a great bee/wasp mimic, it is an important pollinator. Observed in the Indian Creek subwatershed: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62809495?fbclid=IwAR2PxS0ppGdDofcpVNf5uPOqGlNGjDU3H0cKV2Yf5d6uz5zXdOWu1YXnd30

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17 de octubre de 2020

4th Anacostia River Bioblitz

The last two days of the #Anacostiabioblitz, today and tomorrow, will be perfect weather-wise. Go outdoors with your family, explore nature in its autumnal beauty and help us document the #AnacostiaRiver watershed species.

So far:

-807 observations
-448 species
-89 observers
-119 identifiers

Taxa that could use more observations:

-Fish
-Mollusks
-Arachnids
-Insects and plants (just because these are big taxa with tons of spp.)
-Protozoans (slime molds).

Happy Bioblitzing!

Jorge
Anacostia Watershed Society

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#AnacostiaBioblitz Observation of the Day (10/16/20)

The #anacostiabioblitz observation of the day goes to this interesting Calostoma mushroom by @plaisant of Greenbelt Biota. These type of mushrooms produce spores inside their fruit bodies rather than on an outer surface like the gills. They also form symbiotic relationships with many types of trees. Observed in the Still Creek subwatershed: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62709595?fbclid=IwAR0ZJ926mIlPQ5vj8DihyTl9lgYOBS-nB95jVzjPwZjaPdeUFxBf99rBLco

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15 de octubre de 2020

#AnacostiaBioblitz Observation of the Day

The #anacostiabioblitz observation of the day is an American Kestrel in flight by @stephen220. Awesome shot! American kestrels are the smallest falcon species in North America. Photographed in the Sligo Creek subwatershed: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62673965?fbclid=IwAR3UtRxLVKUIDH1uc6Qov4xhmR3PJlB1Uc2XTRmFXx_A6DzmzhrAFFRSewU

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The 4th Anacostia River Bioblitz is here!

It's finally here, from today until Sunday. More information here: https://www.anacostiaws.org/events-and-recreation/signature-events/anacostia-river-bioblitz.html

Today we had 383 observations of 249 species by 64 observers.

Happy bioblitzing!

Jorge
Anacostia Watershed Society

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12 de octubre de 2020

Bioblitz Watershed Wednesday

Folks, it's bioblitz week! to prep for a fun weekend of biodiversity exploration, we will host a Watershed Wednesday about it and the use of the iNaturalist app. Wednesday, October 14, 2020
5:30 PM EDT - 7:00 PM

The BioBlitz invites you to see how many different kinds of plants and animals you can discover around the Anacostia River watershed over a four-day period. Join us to learn how to be a part of this year’s virtual Anacostia River BioBlitz and meet some members of your community who will share their experience to help your BioBlitz be fun and satisfying. Whether you’ll be BioBlitzing in the heart of the city or out in a natural area, alone or with the family, as a newbie or someone with a lot of field experience, you’ll pick up some tips from our friends and partners.

For this special Watershed Wednesday Happy Hour we'll hear from a slew of different speakers telling us all about their bioblitzing experiences, plus a special introduction from Jorge Bogantes Montero, our Natural Resources Specialist.

RSVP here: https://anacostiaws.salsalabs.org/10152020wwhh/index.html

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