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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Weevils Superfamily Curculionoidea

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smpbiologist223

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July 22, 2014 09:56 AM EDT
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smpbiologist223

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July 16, 2014 10:02 AM EDT

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Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

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smpbiologist223

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July 22, 2014 09:49 AM EDT
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smpbiologist223

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July 16, 2014 10:03 AM EDT

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eyelash cup Scutellinia scutellata

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smpbiologist223

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July 22, 2014 09:50 AM EDT
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smpbiologist223

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July 16, 2014 10:02 AM EDT
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smpbiologist223

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July 16, 2014 10:11 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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pinkpimpernel

Date

July 22, 2014 09:15 PM EDT

Description

Flying west at dusk.

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Eight-spotted Forester Moth Alypia octomaculata

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mdrearick

Date

July 21, 2014

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Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

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mdrearick

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July 21, 2014

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Skipper Butterflies Superfamily Hesperioidea

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mdrearick

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July 15, 2014

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hummingbird moth Hemaris thysbe

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mdrearick

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July 15, 2014

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lady beetles Family Coccinellidae

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mdrearick

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July 22, 2014

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

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mdrearick

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July 22, 2014

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Woolly Aphids Subfamily Eriosomatinae

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mdrearick

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July 22, 2014

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Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica

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mdrearick

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July 22, 2014

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

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mdrearick

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July 22, 2014

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Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata

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mdrearick

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July 22, 2014

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Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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mdrearick

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July 22, 2014

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Eastern bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

mdrearick

Date

July 22, 2014

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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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(Somewhere...)

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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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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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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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