iNat Guides

The iNaturalist folks have recently added the ability for anyone to publish field guides for any species anywhere! See the "Guides" link at the top of the page. Both great automation and enormous flexibility have been provided for making the guides. We have experimented with a few Summit County, Ohio guides:

Amphibians & Reptiles-http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/378
Mammals-http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/363
and Birds-http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/373

More dynamic versions of each can also be found on the iNaturalist App. By tagging each species with attributes, such as habitat, abundance, status, etc., users are able to easily narrow down the possibilities, find more detailed information or add a record. Please try them out and provide ...more ↓

Posted on January 20, 2014 08:39 PM by smpbiologist223 smpbiologist223 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

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mperdicas

Date

September 28, 2014 01:44 PM EDT

mperdicas Project curator ID

Hetaerina americana

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downy woodpecker Picoides pubescens

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pinkpimpernel

Date

September 30, 2014

Description

Female or juvenile. Tapping for bugs in the silver maple.

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purple crown-vetch Securigera varia

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skiman1016

Date

September 29, 2014

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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mperdicas

Date

September 29, 2014 10:19 PM EDT

mperdicas Project curator ID

Family Lycosidae

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Long-tailed Salamander Eurycea longicauda

Observer

mperdicas

Date

September 29, 2014 10:26 PM EDT

mperdicas Project curator ID

Eurycea longicauda

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Camelback Crickets Family Rhaphidophoridae

Observer

mperdicas

Date

September 29, 2014 10:59 PM EDT

mperdicas Project curator ID

Family Rhaphidophoridae

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Eastern American Toad Anaxyrus americanus ssp. americanus

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mperdicas

Date

September 29, 2014 10:15 PM EDT

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Northern Brown Snake Storeria dekayi ssp. dekayi

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mperdicas

Date

September 29, 2014 10:05 PM EDT

mperdicas Project curator ID

Storeria dekayi ssp. dekayi

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True Sedges Genus Carex

Observer

rjm2

Date

September 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

Description

Upland edge of restored wetland (garden bowl at bnp). Fairly extensive clump of tussocks The fruiting stems from the spring are much longer than the greenish-blue vegetative culms seen now (fruiting stems are dried out and brown). The inflorescences don't have any perigynia left. Male flowers in one terminal inflorescence. Vegetative stem leaves near 1cm wide. This plant doesn't match any of the species on the planting list. Carex stricta is common nearby, and the fertile stems seem kind of similar to those of stricta, but the leaves don't work for that species. Wherever I checked, the fertile stems shown here attached to the same base as the wide and shortish (~20-30cm) leaves of this unknown

rjm2 Project curator ID

Genus Carex

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Duck-potato Sagittaria latifolia

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dnydick

Date

September 27, 2014 03:14 PM EDT

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Brown Snake Storeria dekayi

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itchymoche

Date

September 26, 2014 01:30 PM EDT

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Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

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tortuga_rapido

Date

September 11, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Photo/observation by Kal Ivanov (VMNH).

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Long-tailed Salamander Eurycea longicauda

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tortuga_rapido

Date

September 11, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Photo/observation by Kal Ivanov (VMNH).

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

September 11, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Photo/observation by Kal Ivanov (VMNH).

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Alligator Snapping Turtle Macrochelys temminckii

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tortuga_rapido

Date

September 12, 2014

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Description

Discovered in the outflow of Sunset Pond. Not sure how long this specimen was resident in the pond, but was obviously released into the pond by an irresponsible person at some point.

smpbiologist223 Project curator ID

Macrochelys temminckii

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tortuga_rapido

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September 23, 2014

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tortuga_rapido

Date

September 23, 2014

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Description

Specimen collected from Johnson’s Creek by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of educational outing with Brecksville - Broadview Heights City School District. Fishes were collected via electrofishing and were released at the end of the class discussion.

This observation adds to records reported from this site on 9 September 2014.

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Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus

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tortuga_rapido

Date

September 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Specimen collected from Johnson’s Creek by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of educational outing with Brecksville - Broadview Heights City School District. Fishes were collected via electrofishing and were released at the end of the class discussion.

This observation adds to records reported from this site on 9 September 2014.

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Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

September 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Specimen collected from Johnson’s Creek by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of educational outing with Brecksville - Broadview Heights City School District. Fishes were collected via electrofishing and were released at the end of the class discussion.

This observation adds to records reported from this site on 9 September 2014.

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lizard's tail Saururus cernuus

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creationhiker

Date

August 10, 2014

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Catalpa Sphinx Ceratomia catalpae

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creationhiker

Date

August 10, 2014

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Jerusalem artichoke Helianthus tuberosus

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itchymoche

Date

September 25, 2014 01:23 PM EDT

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Autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata

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itchymoche

Date

September 25, 2014 10:04 AM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Pheasant Phasianus colchicus

Observer

harleydg

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

Walking in a grassy area along 12th St NW at Sippo Lake Park.

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Goldenrods (Genus Solidago) Genus Solidago

Observer

itchymoche

Date

September 25, 2014 09:48 AM EDT

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itchymoche

Date

September 25, 2014 09:44 AM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

pinkpimpernel

Date

September 24, 2014 09:04 AM EDT

Description

Heading south over Jimmy John's

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

itchymoche

Date

September 24, 2014 09:42 AM EDT

smpbiologist223 Project curator ID

Diadophis punctatus

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Large Paectes Moth Paectes abrostoloides

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

September 21, 2014

jhooper Project curator ID

Paectes abrostoloides

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No photos or sounds

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

pinkpimpernel

Date

September 22, 2014 07:10 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Cakcakcakcakcak noisy!

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