This week, my field study time was themed around citizen science. One of my learning goals for the week was for every student to identify an organism by it’s common name, and to input a picture and ID into the iNaturalist app. 821 more words
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Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps. — Henry David Thoreau, …
What is citizen science? Citizen science has many definitions, but simply put, it is the collection of data to aid in research collaborations between scientists and volunteers (citizen scientists) to increase opportunities for scientific data collection, access to information, and awareness. 553 more words
I’ve started uploading some observations of plants and occasional other critters to iNaturalist.org. iNaturalist is a project of the California Academy of Sciences that serves as an on-line place “where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world”. 266 more words
Add the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) to the list of butterfly visitors to our zinnias.
When I showed this photo to a co-worker at our frequented “cheap Mexican” lunch place, I learned she grew up calling zinnias “old maids.” It might not be the most PC nickname, but it makes sense. 46 more words