Two Joshua Tree National Park Field Classes with iNaturalist

The Desert Institute, a program of the Joshua Tree National Park Association, is providing two unique iNaturalist experiences in Joshua Tree National Park this fall.

On October 18th, "iNaturalist for Families" will be taught by Simone Steger, a Youth Technology Leader. This class is designed for children and their guardians, and it provides a fun way to involve kids with science and technology in the field.

It will be our first iNaturalist project ever. To find out more, please visit this website:
http://www.joshuatree.org/desert-institute/field-classes/inaturalist-for-families/

On November 1st, Russ Di Fiori, a professor of biology at Pasadena City College, will be also teaching an iNaturalist-themed field class. His two-day class for adults is titled "iNaturalist: Join the Society of 21st Century Naturalists," and it also includes a camping ...more ↓

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robertj

Date

March 31, 2015 09:06 AM PDT

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What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 10:03 AM PDT

Description

It has large spike on back end.

Plants

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plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Looks like some species of clover.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 10:31 AM PDT

Description

In folklore, it is thought to steal milk or butter; hence, Butterfly: active in the day, having. Sucking mouth part, slender body, rope like, knobbed antennae, & 4 membranous wings.

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Scorpionweeds Genus Phacelia

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 09:50 AM PDT

Description

Very small flowers spiraling out of cluster from prickly stem.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 09:33 AM PDT

Description

Six leg, black, which puts up hind quarters when aroused.

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Seven-spotted Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 09:26 AM PDT
Plants

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plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 09:20 AM PDT

Description

Hill side just off trail; coarse small rock sand and mixed veg.

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plant

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 09:12 AM PDT

Description

Morongo Canyon Trail, low marsh area, water in low spots.

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plant

Observer

robertj

Date

March 22, 2015 09:05 AM PDT

Description

Hiking in Big Morongo Canyon Preserve trail to West Trail.

Plants

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plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

robertj

Date

March 15, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

Observer

rbalch217

Date

March 19, 2015 07:32 AM MST

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No photos or sounds

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plant

Observer

robertj

Date

March 15, 2015 09:27 AM PDT

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Paperbag Bush Scutellaria mexicana

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 06:41 PM PDT

Description

Buds only. Observed next to a campsite in Indian Cove.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Scutellaria mexicana

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Mojave Yucca Yucca schidigera

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 02:43 PM PDT

saraeverett Project curator ID

Yucca schidigera

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Cochineal Dactylopius coccus

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 02:44 PM PDT

Description

Observed cochineal on a trailside cholla (Cylindropuntia) on the Split Rock Nature Trail.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Dactylopius coccus

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desert almond Prunus fasciculata

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 01:28 PM PDT

Description

Located in a wash, fully in bloom along with several others.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Prunus fasciculata

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What

fragrant sumac Rhus aromatica

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 01:09 PM PDT

Description

Observed in a wash, and it was one of several in flower with new leaves.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Rhus aromatica

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What

emory's rock daisy Perityle emoryi

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Observed on the rocky embankment of a wash. Two flowering plants were within a foot of each other.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Perityle emoryi

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What

desert almond Prunus fasciculata

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 11:50 AM PDT

Description

Observed in a desert wash. Bees and hover flies were very active around the blossoms. Tent caterpillars were also in this plant.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Prunus fasciculata

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Turpentine Broom Thamnosma montana

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 11:32 AM PDT

Description

Located on the monzogranite granite rock immediately above a wash.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Thamnosma montana

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Western Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora hexalepis

Observer

fleurdiane

Date

March 15, 2015 04:10 PM PDT

Description

Snake along Maze Trail. Four feet long approximately. Not skittish.

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Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 06:37 PM PDT

Description

Female flowers observed on on one side of a large plant located next to a campsite and road in Indian Cove. The male plant was within a few feet and had buds.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Simmondsia chinensis

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What

Thick-leaf Ground-Cherry Physalis crassifolia

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Observed on the rocky bank of a wash. No fruits had developed.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Physalis crassifolia

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Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 06:01 PM PDT

Description

Only a handful of flowers observed on a plant 3 ft in diameter. Plant observed next to a campsite.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Genus Ephedra

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Blackbrush Coleogyne ramosissima

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 15, 2015 11:30 AM PDT

Description

Observed flower buds on several of the trail side plants.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Coleogyne ramosissima

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What

Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis

Observer

saraeverett

Date

March 14, 2015 06:40 PM PDT

Description

The smaller plant (to the left, against the rock) was the male with buds. To the right was a large flowering female. Both plants were next to a campsite and the access road in Indian Cove.

saraeverett Project curator ID

Simmondsia chinensis
Fungi

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

jennifercole

Date

March 15, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

Description

Along trail

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Anderson Thornbush Lycium andersonii

Observer

deessavy

Date

March 15, 2015 11:22 AM PDT

saraeverett Project curator ID

Lycium andersonii

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Anderson Thornbush Lycium andersonii

Observer

rbalch217

Date

March 15, 2015 11:20 AM MST

saraeverett Project curator ID

Lycium andersonii
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Every year hundreds of Desert Institute students venture into Joshua Tree National Park and into its surrounding lands to learn about desert ecology.

This project was established to provide students, volunteers, instructors, Joshua Tree National Park Association members, and staff with a way to share their sightings and to further connect our community of students and educators.

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