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 03:39 PM by smpbiologist223 smpbiologist223 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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jwhittle

Date

July 29, 2014 02:33 PM EDT

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fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Yellowish-orange cap, with ridges and cross-veins instead of gills. Slender stem. Grows on the ground.

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Low growing, pitted, dirty white cap, short white stem. This mushroom bruises reddish on all surfaces. The reddish color darkens to black over about an hour. The grayish flesh of the mushroom also bruises reddish.

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What

Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Growing in a small patch in the forest. Plants are about 12-18" tall. The shiny leaves are arranged in a circle. The flower stems are slender and topped with a little spray of green berry-like seeds.

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What

Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Dusty pink slime mold with white flecks. It turns black when mature.

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Large brownish yellowish russula. It smells like almonds or biscotti. The gills are crowded, and the stem is white.

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fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

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fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Fragile white coral fungus. It grows on the ground, around 4-6 cm tall.

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What

Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

2-3 ft. tall spikes with buttercup like flowers. Growing in a patch in an open spot in the forest.

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What

Hairy wood mint Blephilia hirsuta

Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Growing in a patch in an open area in the forest.

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

5-6 cm tall. Wrinkled outer surface, orange-brown inner surface. Found under hemlock trees.

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What

American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 29, 2014 02:33 PM EDT

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What

ragged fringed orchid Platanthera lacera

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 29, 2014 11:29 AM EDT

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What

giant Saint John's wort Hypericum ascyron

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 29, 2014 09:41 AM EDT

smpbiologist223 Project curator ID

Hypericum ascyron

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Observer

rjm2

Date

July 27, 2014

Description

Bath Nature Preserve Garden Bowl restoration. Common

rjm2 Project curator ID

Lycopus americanus

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What

Flowering-rush Butomus umbellatus

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 26, 2014

Place

Bath Ohio (Google, OSM)

Description

Moore's Chapel Wetland Restoration at Bath Nature Preserve. Occasional to common

rjm2 Project curator ID

Butomus umbellatus

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What

pearl crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 27, 2014

Place

Bath Ohio (Google, OSM)

Description

Bath Nature Preserve Garden Bowl restoration.

rjm2 Project curator ID

Phyciodes tharos

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What

Wild Senna Cassia marilandica

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 27, 2014

Place

Bath Ohio (Google, OSM)

Description

Bath Nature Preserve Garden Bowl restoration. Very uncommon. Didn't have time to look closely, but this was on one of the draft planting lists.

rjm2 Project curator ID

Cassia marilandica

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What

northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 27, 2014

Description

Bath Nature Preserve, West edge of Garden Bowl.

rjm2 Project curator ID

Cardinalis cardinalis

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What

buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

Moore's Chapel wetland restoration at Bath Nature Preserve. Occasional to uncommon

rjm2 Project curator ID

Cephalanthus occidentalis

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Observer

rjm2

Date

July 27, 2014

Description

Bath Nature Preserve, Garden Bowl restoration. Uncommon

rjm2 Project curator ID

Lobelia siphilitica

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What

hop trefoil Trifolium campestre

Observer

rcurtis

Date

June 26, 2014 09:11 PM EDT

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What

Melilotus alba Melilotus albus

Observer

rcurtis

Date

June 26, 2014 08:49 PM EDT

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rcurtis

Date

June 26, 2014 08:53 PM EDT

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Observer

rcurtis

Date

July 25, 2014 07:21 PM EDT

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Observer

rcurtis

Date

July 11, 2014 12:35 PM EDT

Description

on milkweed

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Observer

rcurtis

Date

July 11, 2014 10:11 AM EDT

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Observer

rcurtis

Date

June 26, 2014 08:48 PM EDT

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What

alsike clover Trifolium hybridum

Observer

rcurtis

Date

June 26, 2014 08:44 PM EDT

rjm2 Project curator ID

Trifolium hybridum
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