Diario del proyecto Illinois Botanists Big Year 2018

29 de enero de 2019

Illinois Botanists Big Year 2018 Results!

In 2018, we had:

35,864 research grade observations of plants
1,468 species
2,167 observers
973 identifiers

Most species goes to @elfaulkner, Erin Faulkner, with an impressive 857 wild plant species observed in Illinois in 2018. And that's just research grade! She has an additional ~80 species that still need confirmation. Can you help identify?

The geographic coverage of the state was pretty impressive. Last year was a huge year. iNaturalist globally continues to double each year and that was reflected in Illinois as well. Also gosh there are still over 22,000 "needs ID" plant observations in 2018 alone.

All stats as of 29 January 2019. These are research grade observations only:

Most Species

1. @elfaulkner — 857

  1. @bouteloua — 772
  2. @sanguinaria33 — 729
  3. @sedge — 593
  4. @skrentnyjeff — 530
  5. @missgreen — 451
  6. @observer26 — 428
  7. @johnhboldt — 416
  8. @jackassgardener — 325
  9. @psweet — 270

Most Observations

1. @observer26 — 2,792

  1. @bouteloua — 2,470
  2. @sanguinaria33 — 1,470
  3. @elfaulkner — 1,301
  4. @annechw — 1,226
  5. @skrentnyjeff — 1,044
  6. @sedge — 966
  7. @johnhboldt — 963
  8. @taco2000 — 851
  9. @missgreen — 629

The Sedgehead (most species of Carex): @sanguinaria33 with 41
The Grassmaster (most species in Poaceae): @elfaulkner with 62
The Sporophyte (most nonflowering plants): tie between @elfaulkner and @bouteloua with 28
The 100% Naturalist (at least 500 observations, lowest standard deviation between number of observations in each of iNaturalist’s iconic taxon groups: plants, fungi, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, arachnids, insects, mammals, molluscs, chromista, and protozoa): @paulroots !

The most-observed species was common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). The most-observed non-native species was chicory (Cichorium intybus).

Huge thank yous to top identifiers @evan8 @bouteloua @mcaple @elfaulkner @eattaway92 @sedge @sanguinaria33 @bugman1388 @coreyjlange and @missgreen. Especially @sedge for those recent sedge IDs!

Our most speciose botanist @elfaulkner / Erin Faulkner says:

This summer I used iNat to document my quest to knock a bunch of IL nature preserves off my list. I visited nearly 20 new nature preserves, parks, and natural areas ranging from the Ohio River to the slag piles of southeast Chicago to the sand prairies along the north Mississippi. Some of my favorites were Brown Barrens shale glade in Union County, where I had to scramble up a steep bluff in the pouring rain to find a weird assemblage of species perched at the top (prairie tea [Croton monanthogynus], downy milkpea [Galactia regularis], creeping lespedeza [Lespedeza repens], and redring milkweed [Asclepias variegata]...Little Grand Canyon in Jackson County, where I had to turn back halfway because I was alone with no cell reception and the bare rock trail was slick with rain, but not before seeing odd things clinging to the rock outcrops like sparkleberry [Vaccinium arboreum], pencilflower [Stylosanthes biflora], hairy goldenrod [Solidago hispida], and cranefly orchid [Tipularia discolor]...and Thomson Fulton Sand Prairie in Whiteside County, which was a bizarre alien landscape so covered in prickly pear cacti it was difficult to find a place to step.

   
Actaea racemosa (observation) and Passiflora incarnata (observation) by Erin Faulkner

Our most observose naturalist @observer26 says:

I really enjoyed the ease of use of iNat to upload. I like the excuse to take extra pictures to share. I have to admit that I used iNat as an excuse to go places that I normally would not have had the opportunity.

I definitely feel the same.

Most-favorited photos (tie):

Gentianopsis crinita by @carolt-80 (observation)


Quercus rubra by cassi saari (observation)


Panicum virgatum by cassi saari (observation)

And tons of new documentations in Illinois on iNaturalist in 2018. Way too many for me to list here. Check the 2018 column in the following links:

Non-flowering plants
Monocots excluding Poales
Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)
Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends)
All other (eu)dicots except the groups above

Well, now time to:

Join the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2019


See you out there. :)

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25 de enero de 2019

And the winner of the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2018 is....

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@elfaulkner!

As of 24 January 2019, Erin Faulkner had made 1,280 research grade observations of 847 plant species in Illinois in 2018. Congrats, Erin!

We are still working diligently by making more identifications and doing some quality control, so it will be a few more days before I write up a longer summary, but wanted to get this out there. :) As always, if you have a few minutes to help out with identifications, here's the link. Or just browse through all our observations at the project homepage.

The 2019 contest is here ("join" button in top right of page):

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2019

We also have a page on the Illinois Native Plant Society website as well as a Facebook group.

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13 de enero de 2019

What were your favorite botanical finds of 2018?

What were some of your favorite finds or photos from your or others' 2018 Illinois botanizing? You can view others' favorites here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2018?tab=stats

If you can, please mark a few observation as favorites! This will help in the summation I'll write up later this month. Thank you!

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02 de enero de 2019

Happy New Year! Time for IDing all our 2018 Observations

Happy new year Illinois plant enthusiasts! Can you lend a hand?

Help identify our 2018 plant observations at this link!

I'll plan on another post with the "final" results at the end of this month (January 2019). I'll also be presenting at the Wild Things Conference this year--a little intro to iNaturalist presentation as well as a poster with the results from our Botanists Big Years. See you there!

Below are links to what we as a group found in 2018 compared to what was documented on iNaturalist before 2018. Check the "in 2018" column for unlikely species to help with quality control.

The lists in the links below will update automatically as people continue adding observations throughout the year. iNaturalist's compare tool limits us to check 500 taxa at a time, so these are broken into several chunks.

Non-flowering plants
Monocots excluding Poales
Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)
Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends)
All other (eu)dicots except the groups above

-cassi

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26 de septiembre de 2018

Asteraceous Illinois: September 25th, 2018 Illinois Botanists Big Year Update

It's late September and the woodland asters are in full glorious bloom. The heat is finally starting to subside, but the mosquitoes are not. Anyone else getting just totally eaten alive??? I've gone through almost a whole bottle of bugspray just in the past week. o_o

Current Illinois Botanists Big Year Stats:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2018 (help identify)

28,479 observations
1,357 species
1,691 observers
792 identifiers

We've added 39 new species since last month and we're about 40 species shy of last year's total. There's still time of course! All these stats are only counting Research Grade observations, so there are likely plenty of species hiding waiting for ID or ID confirmation. Can you lend a hand? Help identify at this link!

Recently-observed Favorites


Fruits of puzzleplant aka Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis) by @ever1earn.


Fringey cap of burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa) by @kennedy9094. Have you ever felt the inside of a burr acorn cap? So soft.


Lovely ol' stiff gentian (Gentianella quinquefolia) by @skrentnyjeff.


Glowing fruits of cranberry viburnum (Viburnum opulus) by @sanguinaria33. If you squint hard enough you can see that you can forget there are two subspecies you're supposed to care about.


Harbinger-of-fall, the I'm-not-in-New-England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) by @kae91

Below are links to what we as a group have found in 2018 so far compared to what has been documented on iNaturalist before 2018. The lists in the links below will update automatically as people continue adding observations throughout the year. iNaturalist's compare tool limits us to check 500 taxa at a time, so these are broken into several chunks.

Non-flowering plants
Monocots excluding Poales
Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)
Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends)
All other (eu)dicots except the groups above

See what species you haven't observed yet in Illinois with the following link. Just change it from my username (bouteloua) to yours:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?hrank=species&place_id=35&taxon_id=47125&unobserved_by_user_id=bouteloua&view=species

-cassi

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23 de agosto de 2018

Illinois Botanists Big Year Update 8/23/2018

Late summer is a-go!

iNat updated Collection projects recently so that now if you are a member of this Illinois Botanists Big Year project, you'll see a little icon on the righthand side of all your observations that fit the project rules. (FYI @skrentnyjeff :) )

Current Illinois Botanists Big Year Stats:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2018 (help identify)

25,390 observations
1,318 species (120 species added since last month)
1,407 observers
699 identifiers

Recently-observed Favorites


Seeds of white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) by @andrewhipp


Agapostemon(?) coming in for a landing on pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) by @sanguinaria33


Sheeny post-rain pawpaw (Asimina triloba) leaves by @elfaulkner -- anyone have some coming into fruit? They're getting ready up here in the north!


Pitcher's thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) in bloom by @sanguinaria33

Below again are links to what we as a group have found in 2018 so far compared to what has been documented on iNaturalist before 2018. The lists in the links below will update automatically as people continue adding observations throughout the year. iNaturalist's compare tool limits us to check 500 taxa at a time, so these are broken into several chunks.

Non-flowering plants
Monocots excluding Poales
Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)
Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends)
All other (eu)dicots except the groups above

See what species you haven't observed yet in Illinois with the following link. Just change it from my username (bouteloua) to yours:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?hrank=species&place_id=35&taxon_id=47125&unobserved_by_user_id=bouteloua&view=species

-cassi

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10 de agosto de 2018

Field Botany on iNaturalist in Illinois Growing and Growing

There are 47 people with over 100 plant species observed in Illinois in 2018. That's kind of amazing!

Last year around this time there were only 22 people and the previous year just 10 people.

Check out the growth and spread of field botany on iNaturalist in Illinois in the past few years:

pretty exciting!

cassi

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29 de julio de 2018

Illinois Botanists Big Year Update 7/28/2018

And @elfaulkner takes the lead!

Current Illinois Botanists Big Year Stats:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2018 (help identify)

21,614 observations
1,198 species
1,218 observers
618 identifiers

Below again are links to what we as a group have found in 2018 so far compared to what has been documented on iNaturalist before 2018. The lists in the links below will update automatically as people continue adding observations throughout the year. iNaturalist's compare tool limits us to check 500 taxa at a time, so these are broken into several chunks.

Non-flowering plants
We need to document some feral red pines (Pinus resinosa), still need that purple-stem cliffbrake (Pellaea atropurpurea), Marchania polymorpha, Woodsia obtusa, Polytrichum juniperinum, Huperzia lucidula...

Monocots excluding Poales
Get ready for Spiranthes...missing a few southern Illinois species that we've found before, and several aquatic plants yet missing.

Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Still need to document or confirm Cyperus strigosus, Microstegium vimineum, Bromus pubescens, Carex scoparia, Carex meadii, Festuca subverticillata...

Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Not a single new Asterales member added this year yet! Kind of amazing.

Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
A couple new IL iNat firsts were Trifolium arvense (@skrentnyjeff) and Trifolium aureum (@sedge). Missing a few Lespedeza spp., Lathyrus venosus, Lathryus japonicus, Viccia cracca

Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
A new on iNat for Illinois species was @johnhboldt's observation of ivy-leaved toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis) in downtown Galena. Not sure if it was planted there, but it seems to spread around a bit too. Most of those previous Mentha arvensis observations probably are Mentha canadensis.

Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)

Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)

Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)

Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends) 

All other (eu)dicots except the groups above
Quite a few new documentations, check em out.

See what species you haven't observed yet in Illinois with the following link. Just change it from my username (bouteloua) to yours:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?hrank=species&place_id=35&taxon_id=47125&unobserved_by_user_id=bouteloua&view=species

And check out other concurrent regional Botanists Big Year projects:
Michigan Botanists Big Year 2018
Ontario Botanists Big Year 2018
(do note that they all have slightly different rules, so the stats aren't really comparable)

-cassi

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24 de junio de 2018

Illinois Botanists Big Year Update 6/24/2018

Below are links to what we as a group have found in 2018 so far compared to what has been documented on iNaturalist before 2018. The lists in the links below will update automatically as people continue adding observations throughout the year, but I thought it would be interesting to do some quick run-downs now that we're over halfway through 2018 (how the?!). iNaturalist's compare tool limits us to check 500 taxa at a time, so these are broken into several chunks.

Current Illinois Botanists Big Year Stats:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2018 (help identify)
15,642 observations
1,037 species
957 observers
471 identifiers

Non-flowering plants
Someone needs to take the Sagawau Canyon tour. ;) We also need to step up our moss game, check out a comparison to what MN, WI, and MI have found so far this year. Great job so far to @sedge, @vvoelker, @skrentnyjeff, and @ewarden on documenting and/or helping ID several new mosses for iNat in Illinois.


Purple-stem cliffbrake, Pellaea atropurpurea by @sanguinaria33

Monocots excluding Poales
Whoops, looks like I forgot to take a photo of Pogonia while at a boggy spot recently...

Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Most of these are just coming into fruit now. These will also always be a bit harder to get IDed to research grade because so many photos, and good ones, are often needed for IDers to work their way through a dichotomous key. Several additions to Illinois on iNat so far include Carex crawei, C. canescens, C. pedunculata, C. siccata.

Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Tons of these are mid summer to fall flowerers, so makes sense.

Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
One new addition is Gleditsia aquatica; @psweet and @missgreen observed the same individual on different days!

Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Apparently possibly the first documentation of a species in North America was found this year in someone's front yard - Veronica montana, wood speedwell..but perhaps it was planted? Hopefully @hollykatz can get back to @albach and @alisonnorthup with more information. :)



Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
No one has seen ditch weed (Cannabis sativa) yet? :)

Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Addition of a couple Rorippas by @jrebman and @sedge.

Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends) 


Bird-in-a-bush, Corydalis solida, not a bird or a bush, by @aseeger

Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends) 

All other (eu)dicots except the groups above
Quite a few new documentations, check em out.

See what species you haven't observed yet in Illinois with the following link. Just change it from my username (bouteloua) to yours:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?hrank=species&place_id=35&taxon_id=47125&unobserved_by_user_id=bouteloua&view=species

-cassi

Pinging* members of this group + everyone who has made 20 or more plant observations in Illinois in 2018! You can follow the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2018 project by clicking "Follow" in the top right corner of our project page and read more about the ILBBY on the Illinois Native Plant Society website. *Please send me a message if you would prefer that I do not notify you of these types of posts.

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17 de junio de 2018

Close to 1000 Species

We're getting close, as a group, to documenting 1000 species in Illinois this year. What's on your hitlist? :)

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