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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eraskin

Date

August 27, 2014

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Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus

Observer

cschalk86

Date

August 31, 2014 05:05 PM EDT

Description

Juvenile found in creek behind apartment complex.

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eraskin

Date

September 1, 2014

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All over the place, especially on roadsides and in old fields, but this is where I happened to stop and take a picture.

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Pearl crescent Phyciodes tharos

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johnratzlaff

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August 31, 2014 04:34 PM EDT

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Common Eastern Bumblebee Bombus impatiens

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johnratzlaff

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August 31, 2014 04:37 PM EDT

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

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johnratzlaff

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August 31, 2014 04:43 PM EDT

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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johnratzlaff

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August 29, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

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Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius

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johnratzlaff

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August 29, 2014 11:35 AM EDT

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Banded Pennant Celithemis fasciata

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johnratzlaff

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August 29, 2014 11:35 AM EDT

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autumn clematis Clematis terniflora

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johnratzlaff

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August 29, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

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Jumpseed Persicaria virginiana

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:20 AM EDT

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Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:17 AM EDT

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:18 AM EDT

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Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:52 AM EDT

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Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva aurea

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 26, 2014 03:02 PM EDT

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At least one on most of the blooming Eupatorium in the field.

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Kudzu Pueraria montana

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 25, 2014 04:08 PM EDT

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 26, 2014 03:13 PM EDT

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Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva aurea

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 25, 2014 03:56 PM EDT

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common ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 25, 2014 03:49 PM EDT

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American Toad Anaxyrus americanus

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 30, 2014 03:13 PM EDT

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Tulip-tree Beauty Epimecis hortaria

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 30, 2014 07:27 AM EDT

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Observer

eraskin

Date

August 30, 2014

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Observer

eraskin

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

On underside of beech limb, all moving around and dripping 'honeydew.' I took a video that shows them more clearly, but no way to post that.

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Observer

eraskin

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

Phyllaries tapering to thread-like tips.

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Old-man-of-the-woods Strobilomyces strobilaceus

Observer

eraskin

Date

August 30, 2014

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Observer

eraskin

Date

August 29, 2014

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American Toad Anaxyrus americanus

Observer

eraskin

Date

August 29, 2014

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Observer

eraskin

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

Also saw 4 cubs crossing the road in different places (two somewhat near here), but was on my bike and couldn't get to my camera quickly.

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Observer

eraskin

Date

August 29, 2014
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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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