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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What

Northern Brown Snake Storeria dekayi ssp. dekayi

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Found dead and half buried in recently disturbed soil (part of wetland/stream restoration work). It was alongside the remains of a Northern Redbelly Snake. Perhaps they were together in a hibernacula that was dug up? I believe both species are know to utilize ant mounds together.

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Northern Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata ssp. occipitomaculata

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Found dead and half buried in recently disturbed soil (part of wetland/stream restoration work). It was alongside the remains of a Northern Brown Snake. Perhaps they were together in a hibernacula that was dug up? I believe both species are know to utilize ant mounds together.

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

wsc

Date

September 7, 2014 02:49 PM EDT

Description

Upward of 15 plants near wetland
Cle Metroparks BBB

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Bluejoint Grass Calamagrostis canadensis

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

Growing in mitigation wetland with Phalaris grass growing directly alongside (behind) it.

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Meadow Willow Salix petiolaris

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

Currently a small shrubby willow growing along the bank of a new pond (~3 yrs old)

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tortuga_rapido

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

Collected and released by Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources staff while testing the (repaired) electrofishing equipment.

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swamp chestnut oak Quercus michauxii

Observer

camelcreek

Date

October 28, 2013

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Ichneumon Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

camelcreek

Date

November 16, 2013

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Golden-backed Snipe Fly Chrysopilus thoracicus

Observer

camelcreek

Date

May 31, 2014

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Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 17, 2014

Description

saw many sulphur butterflies of varying color from orange to faint yellow!

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Moth Order Lepidoptera

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 17, 2014

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Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

camelcreek

Date

the past

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Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 17, 2014

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Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 17, 2014

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ruby meadowhawk Sympetrum rubicundulum

Observer

camelcreek

Date

the past

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ruby meadowhawk Sympetrum rubicundulum

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 17, 2014

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eastern tailed blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 10, 2014

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Yellow-collared Scape Moth Cisseps fulvicollis

Observer

camelcreek

Date

October 18, 2014

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Sugar Maple Acer saccharum

Observer

camelcreek

Date

October 17, 2014

Description

Sugar maple tree in full autumn color killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio october 17,2014

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

camelcreek

Date

October 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Great egret killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio 10-17-2014

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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

camelcreek

Date

October 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

American coot killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio 1017-2014

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

Eastern gartersnake killbuck lakes park 9-21-2014

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

Grasshopper killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio 9-21-2014

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Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

Leopard frog killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio 9-21-2014, saw dozen or more!

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What

Hawks, Eagles, Vultures, and Allies Order Accipitriformes

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

Unknown hawk doing a flyover killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio 9-21-2014

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

Grasshopper killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio 9-19-2014

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

Grasshopper killbuck lakes park medina county Ohio 9-19-2014

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What

Banded Garden Spider Argiope trifasciata

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 17, 2014

Description

Banded garden spider killbuck lakes park 9-17-2014

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Observer

sagamoreoh

Date

October 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Growing in a small colony along fence row at back of soybean field

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What

Gray Birch Betula populifolia

Observer

sagamoreoh

Date

October 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

appears to be an old specimen. Growing at the back of a soybean field along an old fence row.

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