We've reached 2000 observations!

Thanks to your help, we recently topped 2000 observations in the Natural North Carolina project! You all are doing an amazing job helping the NC Museum of Natural Sciences document all the plants, animals, and fungi in North Carolina. I, for one, really enjoy getting to see what your have been finding throughout the state! It's great fun seeing bears in Pocosin or salamanders from the Smokies, the things I rarely get to see in person myself. I am living vicariously through your sightings!

I have started showing off a collection of photos from miscellanous sightings you all have made when I promote citizen science at events throughout North Carolina. I wish you could see the way people pore over your sightings and ooh and ahh over the amazing things you've documented. I wish you could see all the kids who point to a photo and breathlessly say, "Wow... We have those here?!" Thanks to your efforts, these people are getting to see, sometimes for the first time, just how ...more ↓

Posted on August 29, 2014 07:32 PM by chrisgoforth chrisgoforth | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Speckled Green Fruit-worm Orthosia hibisci

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johnratzlaff

Date

March 22, 2015 07:43 AM EDT

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Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

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johnratzlaff

Date

March 22, 2015 11:49 AM EDT

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 22, 2015 11:54 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 22, 2015 08:38 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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Major Sallow Moth Feralia major

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 22, 2015 09:08 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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Curve-lined Looper Lambdina fervidaria

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 22, 2015 09:26 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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johnratzlaff

Date

March 23, 2015 10:04 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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johnratzlaff

Date

March 24, 2015 09:44 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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Figure-Eight Sallow Psaphida resumens

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 24, 2015 10:09 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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Lesser Celandine Ficaria verna

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 26, 2015 11:42 AM EDT

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Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 26, 2015 11:48 AM EDT

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Shovel-nosed Salamander Desmognathus marmoratus

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 26, 2015 03:12 PM EDT

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Bold-based Zale Moth Zale lunifera

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

March 26, 2015 09:11 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Observer

eraskin

Date

March 21, 2015

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What

Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

jmarchal

Date

May 23, 2014 05:19 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Observer

eraskin

Date

March 26, 2015

Description

Thought this was a basic silverfish at first glance, but on closer inspection it proved to be something else entirely. Inside a house. Antennae appear to have broken off in later pictures. Body 5-10mm long, without tails or antennae (moved around too much to get a scale in any of the pictures).

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hemlock woolly adelgid Adelges tsugae

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 26, 2015 10:47 AM EDT

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Oconee bells Shortia galacifolia

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 26, 2015 10:41 AM EDT

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Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Observer

eraskin

Date

March 26, 2015

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Carolina chickadee Poecile carolinensis

Observer

eraskin

Date

March 26, 2015

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Observer

eraskin

Date

March 25, 2015

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Box Elder Acer negundo

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 25, 2015 05:06 PM EDT

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eastern tent caterpillar Malacosoma americanum

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 25, 2015 04:22 PM EDT

Description

On Wild Black Cherry with budding leaves.

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Red Maple Acer rubrum

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 25, 2015 04:19 PM EDT

Description

First leaf bud opening

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Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus

Observer

eraskin

Date

March 25, 2015

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Trailing Arbutus Epigaea repens

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 24, 2015 05:55 PM EDT

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yellow trout lily Erythronium americanum

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 24, 2015 06:00 PM EDT

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Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 24, 2015 07:17 PM EDT

Description

Along Wesley Creek

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Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

Observer

jmarchal

Date

March 24, 2015 06:43 PM EDT

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What

Common whitlowgrass Draba verna

Observer

eraskin

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

The ultimate LWF. 3-5cm tall, rosette 1.5-2cm across, flower 3-4mm across, siliques to 6mm long.

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North Carolina is a beautiful place! With the huge variation in habitat types - from the mountains to the piedmont to the coastal plain - our state boasts a grand diversity of plants, animals, and fungi. Just look around. You likely encounter hundreds of species in your daily life, and many just beyond your front door!

Scientists at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ...more ↓

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