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 05:39 PM by smpbiologist223 smpbiologist223 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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skiman1016

Date

September 1, 2014

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Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

skiman1016

Date

September 1, 2014

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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Observer

skiman1016

Date

September 1, 2014

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Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

ezmurtaugh

Date

August 4, 2014

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Lithobates catesbeianus

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

August 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Specimen collected from Rocky River by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of educational outing with Baldwin Wallace University. Fishes were collected via electrofishing and were released at the end of the class discussion.

These records add to the list documented at this site on 6 June 2014 and 24 July 2014.

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Ictalurus punctatus

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Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

August 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Herringbone pattern on back and lack of distinct keel to the tail suggests D. ochrophaeus. Thoughts?

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Desmognathus ochrophaeus

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Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

August 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Desmognathus ochrophaeus

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tortuga_rapido

Date

August 30, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Pretty heavy infestation of these guys munching on bindweed.

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Sphacophilus cellularis

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Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Lithobates clamitans

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Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis

Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

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Delaware Skipper Anatrytone logan

Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

I know this is a skipper but I'm not sure if it's a Delaware Skipper

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Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

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Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica

Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

I saw this plant several times along the trail.

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Lobelia siphilitica

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Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

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northern water snake Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

Observer

mcanlic

Date

August 23, 2014

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

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monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 5, 2014

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Orange-spotted Pyrausta Pyrausta orphisalis

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 5, 2014

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House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 5, 2014

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Eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 5, 2014

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Horace's Duskywing Erynnis horatius

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 5, 2014

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 28, 2014

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American goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 28, 2014

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chipping sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 28, 2014

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 28, 2014

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Katydids Superfamily Tettigonioidea

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 28, 2014

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Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 30, 2014

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 26, 2014

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white baneberry Actaea pachypoda

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 26, 2014
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