Diario del proyecto City Nature Challenge 2020: Alachua County

05 de mayo de 2020

Final Tally iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

iNaturalist City Nature Challenge – Alachua County

A big heartfelt thanks to everyone that participated in iNaturalist City Nature Challenge throughout Alachua County. This was Alachua County’s first time participating in this worldwide event April 24-27. Collectively within this period, across the globe, 821,282 observations were made with 32,604 species recorded by 40,941 people. You can view all the observations and statistics for each city (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020?tab=stats).

Across Alachua County, there were 10,290 observations, 1,773 species, and 377 observers. All kinds of species were recorded with some amazing photographs . . . slime molds, reptiles, amphibians, birds, spiders, insects, many plants, foxes and other mammals, fish, and all kinds of fungi. It is quite astounding the diversity of organisms in and around cities and neighborhoods. You can view all the observations in Alachua County here. https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-alachua-county?tab=stats

Folks also helped identify what was in photographs and we had 457 identifiers that made 14,086 verifications. Because of these observations and identifications, the machine learning has improved for future identifications of species in Alachua County.

iNaturalist is an everyday event so we hope you continue to observe and record observations. Below are a few observations by people during the challenge. Enjoy!

Dot-lined white moth. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44249683
Red Fox kits https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44250760
Broadhead skink https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43810192
Eastern spadefoot https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44206334
Purple Gallinule https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44110784
Red-shouldered bugs https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43992499
Wood ear fungi https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43180037
Dog vomit slime mold https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44385698
White Banded Fishing Spider https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44030665
Mantleslug https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44677287
American Gizzard Shad https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44160033
Purple Passionflower https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44062196
Spiderworts https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43642468
Limpkin https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43350730
Eastern Gray Squirrel https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44514007
Eastern Pondhawk https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43962823

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01 de mayo de 2020

Please upload species and help verify and identify species

Hello everyone and thanks for participating in the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge. You have until midnight of May 3 to post all your observations taken between April 24 - 27. We are so close to 10,000 observations (9375)! For those that are willing, please identify and verify observations already posted (till May 3).

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20 de abril de 2020

Neighborhood Natural Area Network

I will be posting iNaturalist Facebook live recordings for folks during the event April 24-27th.

Many natural areas are located near residential areas in and around cities. These natural areas, in combination with nearby urban lots, can be managed to provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species and have improved ecosystem services. The goals of the Neighborhood Natural Area Network is 1) to raise awareness about the value of these natural remnants and 2) to improve communication and management actions among residents in order to increase the biological integrity of these areas.

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17 de abril de 2020

Casual Observations - No Photo

If folks do not have a camera, an acceptable method is to enter casual observations (no photo). Just go to http://www.inaturalist.org and register yourself. Then starting April 24th you logon and and start inputting all the animals on your property and neighborhood that you see (but make sure to have a location entered - you will see this on the observation - for each upload). Let me know if you have any questions. You can test it out now but redo it again starting April 24th.

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15 de abril de 2020

Photos taken between April 24th -27th. You have until midnight May 3 to upload

Just a note about uploading photos. One must take photos between April 24th -27th. However, you have until midnight May 3 to upload them to get them counted in the challenge.

Also - if you do not have a camera or have an observation without a photo, you can do a casual observation, just describe what you saw and upload it and it will be counted as a casual observation and is recorded during the challenge. Good luck all and be safe!

To see examples of uploaded photos - go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/473775399872755/

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07 de abril de 2020

Batch Load photos on computer

1. Create iNaturalist account

2. When in field, take as many separate photos of plants and animals (and do not upload to iNaturalist, just take lots of photos and allow them to be stored on phone; make sure locating services is on)

3. With smartphone and data or when hooked up to wireless, upload all these photos to Google Photo . Then, go to google photos on computer and download all google photos to folder on computer

4. OR: On your laptop or computer, connect smartphone to computer and directly download all the field photos to a folder on your computer

5. Go to your Inaturalist account on your computer and sign in

6. In the upper right – you will see a green button (Upload – click it)

7. Select Choose files (find folder and then select all photos and click open)

8. You should see all the photos on your computer screen, make sure they all have a location on them and a date, you can give them a species name if you know it)

9. Hit the submit observations button (upper right)

10. All done!

(NOTE: Do not link your iNaturalist account to Google Photos and upload that way as the geolocation is lost and will not register in contest)

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26 de marzo de 2020

Video Training for Using iNaturalist

Hello All: In preparation for the City Nature Challenge, we have released an online training video. Please share as much as possible. You can observe plants and animals and fungi from your own yard and neighborhood. Stay safe everyone! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDv2k6dhIr0

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