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The Rule of Names

In Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea stories, knowing a person or animal or object’s “true name” gives a wizard power over him or her or it. 813 more words


Citizen Science: Become a Backyard Naturalist

We heard the hawk before we saw it. On the corner railing of our back deck, perched a red-shouldered hawk. But as I snapped photos through our kitchen window, I had yet to learn of the red-shouldered variety of hawk. 766 more words

Trail Notes

Guilford Courthouse BioBlitz!

Bugs, birds, plants, oh my! BioBlitz!

For National Public Lands Day, I hosted an official NPS iNaturalist BioBlitz with Greensboro high school students, North Carolina A&T University college students, and members of the Piedmont Bird Club. 702 more words


iNaturalist is the Pokémon Go for real wildlife

Gotta catch em all!

You see a lot of people outside on their phones catching creatures, but would you believe me if I said not all of them were catching Pokémon? 290 more words


Warning: be careful with iNaturalist

iNaturalist is a daughter of California Academy of Sciences. The latter host some of the best branch research team in the world.

For some time, Amateur Branching has been looking for ways for naturalists to share their field observations. 1,802 more words



Celebrate Michigan’s biodiversity and be a citizen scientist at the 2016 BioBlitz on July 23!

The University Center Gaylord and partners including Huron Pines will host their second annual BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival to answer the call from the National Geographic Society and The National Parks Service in celebration of the National Parks Service’s 100th anniversary. 410 more words