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 07:39 PM by smpbiologist223 smpbiologist223 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Riccia natans Ricciocarpos natans

Observer

rjm2

Date

September 13, 2014 03:40 PM EDT

Description

Garden bowl bnp. Patchy and common floating in typha bed with Lemna minor. I'd never seen anything like this, but my student had an inkling and figured it out

rjm2 Project curator ID

Ricciocarpos natans

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bronze copper Lycaena hyllus

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

September 15, 2014

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Lycaena hyllus

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

September 15, 2014

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Meleagris gallopavo

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dogbane leaf beetle Chrysochus auratus

Observer

mcpd_biologist

Date

September 15, 2014

mcpd_biologist Project curator ID

Chrysochus auratus

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oval ladies'-tresses Spiranthes ovalis

Observer

jwhittle

Date

September 15, 2014 03:21 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Great Plains ladies'-tresses Spiranthes magnicamporum

Observer

cvnp_wildlife

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

cvnp_wildlife Project curator ID

Spiranthes magnicamporum

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oval ladies'-tresses Spiranthes ovalis

Observer

jwhittle

Date

September 15, 2014 09:48 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

smpbiologist223 Project curator ID

Spiranthes ovalis

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

growing commonly over this region in many habitats

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Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Canada goldenrod Solidago canadensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

There are a number of species of goldenrod and I don't know which species this may be, but it grows in great profusion all over this part of Ohio, mile after mile after mile of it in all directions.

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Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

immature bird

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Sunflowers Genus Helianthus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

I assume this is in the sunflower family. Growing commonly all over the area.

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Squirrels and Allies Family Sciuridae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014 09:58 AM EDT

Description

Found in a wooded area by the creek, near a tree. Small bits of fur could be seen attached to the bone. Squirrel is my best guess.

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American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

SO beautiful!

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014

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Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Eating berries on poison ivy

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Drinking

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Shelf Fungi Order Polyporales

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014

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Water Striders Family Gerridae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014
Fungi

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Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014 08:54 AM EDT
Fungi

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Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014 08:34 AM EDT

Description

Small, growing in grassy trail

Fungi

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Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014 09:49 AM EDT

Description

Small, moist weak stem

Fungi

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Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014 09:51 AM EDT

Description

Growing in a crack in a fallen log

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014 11:18 AM EDT

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 12, 2014 10:32 AM EDT
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