Diario del proyecto Socially Distant Bioblitz (5/24/2020)

25 de mayo de 2020

Share your bioblitz stories!

In between uploading and identifying observations from the bioblitz, everyone is invited to share a summary or story of their bioblitz day by posting in the comments section below. Some questions you might respond to are: Where were you bioblitzing? What was the weather? Did you find any species you haven't found before? If you set any personal goals for the day, did you achieve them?

If you need inspiration about what to write, read these stories from the 5 April Socially Distant Bioblitz: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-4-5-2020/journal/32839-share-your-bioblitz-stories

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Time to submit and identify observations

The global observation period for our third Socially Distant BioBlitz has ended! If you have not submitted any observations from 24 May yet, please try to submit them by 29 May so your observations can be included int the event summary. Any observations submitted after Friday will still be included in the project and SDB series (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-series), so please do not stress about uploading all of you observations this week if you do not have time.

Have all your observations submitted? Great! We invite you to assist with identifying other's observations so these data can become research quality. Here's how: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/getting+started

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24 de mayo de 2020

Event update: 1,800+ species, share an observation!

March 24th has come to a close over half the planet, and we have achieved some big numbers so far: 3,900+ observations and 1,800+ species. While these totals fall short of where we were at this point in previous events, the average number of unique species per observer (17 at time of writing) is our highest of the three bioblitzes! This means everyone is doing a great job at finding species unique to their geographic area.

What is one of your favorite observations from the bioblitz? Comment on this post with a link to your observation. There will be another opportunity to share bioblitz stories after the event ends, so save your exciting adventure tales for later!

One of my favorite observations from my morning outing was this huge patch of Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/47112848
While this species is common in the eastern United States, I have never come across a patch this large - I estimate it was about 2 square meters, and most patches I find are well under 1 square meter!

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Event update: 950+ species, plant diversity highlight

Almost to 1,000 species, keep up the great work!

Plants make up nearly 50% of all species found so far during today's bioblitz. If you are looking to quickly boost your species list for today, try 1) searching roadsides (safely!) for invasive or non-native species, 2) finding an area with different soil, or 3) exploring wetlands and water bodies if you can! Remember, even if you do not know what you are looking at, somebody on iNaturalist will help.

Here is a map of our bioblitz plant observations: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=72927&taxon_id=47126&verifiable=any

Who wants to persuade some iNat users in Africa to find some plants for the bioblitz??

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Event update: Nearly 500 species, 800 observations

Observations from around the world are coming in every minute, and it will not be long before we reach 500 species! Undoubtedly, we have already reached this mark and the observations are waiting patiently to be uploaded from cameras, phones, and audio recorders.

Since the last event update, Spain, France, South Africa, Thailand, Nepal, Taiwain, South Korea, and Japan have joined! Check out some butterflies and moths from a few of these countries:

Sooty Blue (Zizeeria knysna) in South Africa by @cecileroux : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/47102570

Powdery Green Sapphire (Heliophorus tamu) in Nepal by @karoconniff :

Tribe Hemitheini (needs ID) in South Korea by @onidiras :

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Event update: 200 species, 4 countries

As our bioblitz progresses, we've recently passed the 200 species mark with observations submitted from Fiji, Australia, Germany and the United States so far.

Check out this neat crocodile needlefish (Tylosurus crocodilus) found by @birdexplorers in Fiji:

And this detailed look at a triangulate combfoot spider (Steatoda triangulosa) by @alexis_orion in Germany:

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23 de mayo de 2020

Our first observation is in!

Socially Distant Bioblitz #3 is now getting underway in eastern Australia, where @nicklambert just found a beautiful Glyphodes cosmarcha moth (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46970004) to kick off our event. We are in for a great day!

This event has attracted fewer project members than the previous Socially Distant Biolblitzes, so please encourage other to contribute their observations - it is as easy as clicking "Join" on the project page (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-5-24-2020) after singing into an iNaturalist account.

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