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 ↓

Posted on June 26, 2014 05:29 AM by saraeverett saraeverett | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Observer

saraeverett

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

This moth appeared to be drying its wings on a roadside rhatany plant (Krameria bicolor) leading into the White Tank Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. It did not attempt to fly away, nor flutter its wings. The rhatany plant was flowering.

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Hemileuca electra

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What

Pinyon Jay Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus

Observer

saraeverett

Date

May 2, 2014 06:45 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This Pinyon Jay was perched on a Joshua tree at the Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree National Park.

The bird was spotted during a birding field class with the Desert Institute. Kurt Leuschner was the instructor.

88 species of birds were identified between May 2-May 4 in and around Joshua Tree National Park.

Kurt mentioned that Black Rock is an excellent area to see Pinyon Jays - one of the best in the park.

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Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus

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What

Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus

Observer

saraeverett

Date

May 4, 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Description

This great purple hairstreak was perched on an arrowweed bush near mesquite trees and mistletoe colonies along the Oasis of Mara Nature Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.

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Atlides halesus
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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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