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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July 22, 2014 08:01 AM EDT

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tortuga_rapido

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July 21, 2014

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tortuga_rapido

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July 21, 2014

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Clymene Moth Haploa clymene

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tortuga_rapido

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July 21, 2014

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tortuga_rapido

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July 21, 2014

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tortuga_rapido

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July 10, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Common shiner Luxilus cornutus

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dakotabenjamin

Date

July 21, 2014 02:46 PM EDT

Description

Could use confirmation on species.

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No photos or sounds

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

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pinkpimpernel

Date

July 21, 2014 05:45 PM EDT

Description

Hanging out on my coneflowers.

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hop sedge Carex lupulina

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Panzner Wetland Field E in restored emergent wetland (SE corner, only one I saw). This keys out to either lupuliniformis or or lupulina, but am not sure whether the edges on the aches have a prominent enough knob to be the former. I included a second photo with a closeup (iphone through microscope eyepiece) of an achene, hoping someone with more experience can tell which.
My impression of the plant in the field was that it looked different than the Lupulina I've seen before - perigynia point more forward, I think, coarser.
Help welcome.

rjm2 Project curator ID

Carex lupulina

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American Toad Anaxyrus americanus

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Panzner Field B at ground level. Uncooperative seedling prevents a good view of the eyes, but didn't want to disturb him

rjm2 Project curator ID

Anaxyrus americanus

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Gray Tree Frog Hyla versicolor

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

In Field B (emergent wetland), on Typha at eye level

rjm2 Project curator ID

Hyla versicolor

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nichole

Date

July 20, 2014 11:10 AM EDT

Description

Found on a bench along the trail at Susan Hambley Nature Center. This guy is doing a good job pretending to be a leaf

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sharp wing monkey flower Mimulus alatus

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nichole

Date

July 20, 2014 01:43 PM EDT

Description

Found growing behind the Susan Hambley Nature Center in the bird feeding area. Mimulus sp? A critter was crawling inside the flower as I was taking a photo. There isn't much of a wing on the stem and the leaves are short-stalked

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Lamb's Ears Stachys byzantina

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itchymoche

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July 20, 2014 09:26 AM EDT

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common yucca Yucca filamentosa

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itchymoche

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July 20, 2014 09:26 AM EDT

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lizard's tail Saururus cernuus

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 03:04 PM EDT

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Oaks Genus Quercus

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pinkpimpernel

Date

July 18, 2014 03:23 PM EDT

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Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 03:46 PM EDT

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

Observer

pinkpimpernel

Date

July 18, 2014 03:13 PM EDT

Description

They were a beautiful blue-green color with black wings. One sex had a white spot at the tip of the wings. They were all over the creek at many points.

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shagbark hickory Carya ovata

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 03:01 PM EDT

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Sugar maple Acer saccharum

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 02:59 PM EDT

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 03:02 PM EDT

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 03:19 PM EDT

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Milkweeds Genus Asclepias

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 03:15 PM EDT

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Black cherry Prunus serotina

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pinkpimpernel

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July 18, 2014 03:07 PM EDT

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Hemlocks Genus Tsuga

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pinkpimpernel

Date

July 18, 2014 03:06 PM EDT

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pinkpimpernel

Date

July 18, 2014 03:02 PM EDT

Place

Bain Park (Google, OSM)

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Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

mdrearick

Date

July 14, 2014

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mdrearick

Date

July 14, 2014

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Ruby-throated hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Observer

mdrearick

Date

July 9, 2014
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