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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ctracey

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August 14, 2014 10:16 AM EDT

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Tenthredo grandis

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True Sedges Genus Carex

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mcpd_biologist

Date

August 21, 2014

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Large sedge with drooping spikes and larger more-elongate perigynia

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Carex vesicaria

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fringed sedge Carex crinita

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mcpd_biologist

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August 21, 2014

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Carex crinita

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mcpd_biologist

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August 21, 2014

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Carex lurida

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mcpd_biologist

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August 21, 2014

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Carex lupulina

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mcpd_biologist

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August 21, 2014

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Carex scoparia

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mcpd_biologist

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August 21, 2014

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Carex bebbii

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Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

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mcpd_biologist

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August 21, 2014

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Lithobates sylvaticus

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mcpd_biologist

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August 21, 2014

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Micrathena gracilis

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White-striped Black Moth Trichodezia albovittata

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shelleytender

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August 21, 2014 03:27 PM EDT

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Chickweed geometer Haematopis grataria

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shelleytender

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August 21, 2014 02:29 PM EDT
Fungi

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smpbiologist223

Date

August 20, 2014

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on last year's wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) stalk

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Kingdom Fungi

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Drexel's Datana Datana drexelii

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smpbiologist223

Date

August 20, 2014

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on witchhazel

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Datana drexelii

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smpbiologist223

Date

August 20, 2014

Description

on wingstem beneath sycamore

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Halysidota harrisii

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

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mcpd_biologist

Date

August 19, 2014

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Found damaged and floating in wetland

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Anax junius

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Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

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mcpd_biologist

Date

August 20, 2014

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Found decapitated, but alive, floating in wetland

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Tramea lacerata

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eastern comma Polygonia comma

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mcpd_biologist

Date

August 20, 2014

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Polygonia comma

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mcpd_biologist

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August 20, 2014

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Micrathena gracilis

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Starbellied Orbweaver Acanthepeira stellata

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jwhittle

Date

May 5, 2008 11:53 AM EDT

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Harsh Sunflower Helianthus strumosus

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jwhittle

Date

August 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

Description

Glaucous stem.

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Cecropia Moth Hyalophora cecropia

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jwhittle

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August 20, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

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jwhittle

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August 20, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Jumpseed Persicaria virginiana

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jwhittle

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August 20, 2014 11:01 AM EDT

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Arrowwood viburnum Viburnum dentatum

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rbaron

Date

June 19, 2012 11:05 AM EDT

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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rbaron

Date

June 7, 2012 01:54 PM EDT

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Many near side bridge

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smooth yellow false foxglove Aureolaria flava

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rbaron

Date

August 19, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

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Red and White Oaks nearby

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Baldfaced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

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rjm2

Date

August 19, 2014 11:25 AM EDT

Description

Bnp circle plots in grand view. Base of thistle. About 14cm diameter with constant in and out of wasps. I have visited this plot weekly all summer and this is the first I noticed this enormous nest. I could easily have walked right into it.

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Dolichovespula maculata

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Black and Gold Bumblebee Bombus auricomus

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rjm2

Date

August 19, 2014 10:57 AM EDT

Description

Male perching on highest features in open grassland (SW grand view alley of bnp). Lots of zooming and perching

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Bombus auricomus

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striped hairstreak Satyrium liparops

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

Viewed this large hairstreak (almost little wood satyr size) along the forest trail at Indigo Lake. Identified as a Striped Hairstreak based on orange cap field mark on hind wing. There has been some disagreement though, so please let me know what you think.

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Common Jewelweed Impatiens capensis

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itchymoche

Date

August 19, 2014 09:41 AM EDT
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