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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Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 09:04 AM EDT

Description

Phenotype of C. vulpinoidea with extremely long pistillate scales? Trouble keying it to anything with local manuals.

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Square

Observer

bendingtree

Date

July 6, 2014

Description

Uncommon; small patch on sandy bank above Cuyahoga River; edge of Phalaris-invaded cottonwood-silver maple woodland.

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Square

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

Floodplain terrace; abundant

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Observer

bendingtree

Date

June 6, 2014

Description

Abundant in moist woodland. This plant is just too beautiful . . . .

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Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

July 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Collected and released by Cleveland Metroparks natural resources staff during educational event.

This is the first record of golden redhorses in Wallace Lake. We suspect the fish(es) entered the lake from the East Branch of the Rocky River during spring floods.

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Square

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 10, 2014 11:46 AM EDT

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Square

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 10, 2014 09:31 AM EDT

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What

Northern Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus

Observer

itchymoche

Date

July 10, 2014 10:55 AM EDT

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What

funnel weavers Family Agelenidae

Observer

itchymoche

Date

July 10, 2014 07:08 AM EDT

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Agelenopsis pennsylvanica

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Square

What

Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera

Observer

ezmurtaugh

Date

June 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

Description

seen in the Cuyahoga River

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Apalone spinifera

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Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 12:44 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Canada lily Lilium canadense

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Growing in the floodplain

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Lilium canadense

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What

Rushes Genus Juncus

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 01:42 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 01:13 PM EDT

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Square

What

Viper's-Bugloss Echium vulgare

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 02:18 PM EDT

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Square

What

Honeysuckle (Siberia) Lonicera tatarica

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 3, 2014 11:40 AM EDT

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What

Naked-flowered Tick-trefoil Desmodium nudiflorum

Observer

itchymoche

Date

July 9, 2014

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Square

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 12:47 PM EDT

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Square

Observer

itchymoche

Date

July 9, 2014

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Square

What

Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

itchymoche

Date

July 9, 2014

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What

lanceleaf figwort Scrophularia lanceolata

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 09:19 AM EDT

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What

Cypress Spurge Euphorbia cyparissias

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 09:17 AM EDT

Description

Growing next to railroad row. Milky sap when stem broken.

Photos / Sounds

What

Torrey's rush Juncus torreyi

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 9, 2014 10:41 AM EDT

Description

Growing next to impromptu trash dump. Appears to be spray painted.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

snowberry clearwing Hemaris diffinis

Observer

sagamoreoh

Date

July 8, 2014

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

sagamoreoh

Date

July 8, 2014

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What

Meadowhawks Genus Sympetrum

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

July 7, 2014

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Genus Sympetrum

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Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

July 7, 2014

Description

Seemed to be a recent emergent w/ wings not yet fully dry, but able to fly weakly.

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Genus Tibicen

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Square

What

Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 3, 2014 11:23 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

PYCMUT Pycnanthemum muticum

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 3, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

common green darner Anax junius

Observer

jwhittle

Date

July 3, 2014 11:34 AM EDT
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