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 01:32 PM by chrisgoforth chrisgoforth | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 29, 2014 08:05 AM EDT

Description

You'll just have to take my word on the ID - the photo turned out really dark and it ran off before I could take a better one.

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Neoscona crucifera

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 11:18 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 10:15 AM EDT

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Family Lycosidae

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 10:20 AM EDT

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Xylocopa virginica

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devil's walkingstick Aralia spinosa

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 08:43 AM EDT

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Aralia spinosa

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Brunner's Mantis Brunneria borealis

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 08:41 AM EDT

Description

Found in prairie grasses

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Brunneria borealis

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 08:44 AM EDT

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Tenodera sinensis

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Toad

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 08:22 AM EDT

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Harvestmen Order Opiliones

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 12:18 AM EDT

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Order Opiliones

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Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 28, 2014 12:17 AM EDT

Description

Found at a blacklight at night. Don't expect to get it IDed any further than this.

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Genus Gyrinus

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Insect

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 21, 2014 12:12 PM EDT

Description

Insect larva with prolegs on abdomen. I'm honestly not sure at all what this is, but I'm leaning Lepidoptera. Foudecdedecdeciduousforat

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Robber Flies Family Asilidae

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 19, 2014 02:05 PM EDT

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Family Asilidae

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Leaf-footed Bugs Family Coreidae

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 18, 2014 03:21 PM EDT

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Family Coreidae

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 18, 2014 03:18 PM EDT

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Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 17, 2014 04:24 PM EDT

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Danaus plexippus

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 18, 2014 03:15 PM EDT

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Xylocopa virginica

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Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 17, 2014 04:12 PM EDT

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Epicauta funebris

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Red Imported Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 14, 2014 04:49 PM EDT

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Solenopsis invicta

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Eastern Poison-ivy Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 14, 2014 04:44 PM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 12, 2014 12:01 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

August 2, 2014 08:55 AM EDT

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Order Agaricales
Fungi

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fungus Kingdom Fungi

Observer

cuskelly

Date

August 8, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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14772148261_0f2344e5e3_s

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 28, 2014 09:36 PM EDT

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14571294910_6a1ec81888_s

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johnratzlaff

Date

July 26, 2014 10:17 PM EDT

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Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 26, 2014 10:03 PM EDT

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14745971414_0faaa4e744_s

What

Small Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 26, 2014 12:08 AM EDT

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14559628330_d8c8a71a17_s

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 25, 2014 11:44 PM EDT

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Curve-toothed Geometer Eutrapela clemataria

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 29, 2014 09:42 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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What

Green-dusted Zale Moth Zale aeruginosa

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 29, 2014 09:33 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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14602957207_0ff2c0907e_s

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 29, 2014 09:35 PM EDT
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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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