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 10:32 AM by chrisgoforth chrisgoforth | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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eraskin

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June 18, 2012

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eraskin

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May 27, 2012

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eraskin

Date

December 11, 2014

Description

On standing dead Robinia pseudoacacia

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eraskin

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December 11, 2014

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on rotting wood

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Common carrion-flower Smilax herbacea

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eraskin

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June 7, 2014

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Sibbaldia tridentata Sibbaldiopsis tridentata

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eraskin

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June 7, 2014

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whorled loosestrife Lysimachia quadrifolia

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eraskin

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June 7, 2014

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eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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Yellow Pimpernel Taenidia integerrima

Observer

eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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Isotrema macrophyllum Aristolochia macrophylla

Observer

eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Observer

eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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Square

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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spreading dogbane Apocynum androsaemifolium

Observer

eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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Turkey beard Xerophyllum asphodeloides

Observer

eraskin

Date

June 7, 2014

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Observer

eraskin

Date

April 11, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Observer

eraskin

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December 17, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

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Delta flower scarab Trigonopeltastes delta

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

June 19, 2012

Description

Landed on a flower in the native plant garden at the PRairie Ridge Ecostation

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Trigonopeltastes delta

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Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

January 18, 2013

Description

Winterberry, the morning of the first snow of the winter. Leafless for winter, bright red berries all over upper 1/4 of shrub.

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Ilex verticillata

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Square

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

August 18, 2012

Description

Eastern tiger swallowtail feeding on nectar on a buttonbush along the Forest Trail at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation.

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Papilio glaucus

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Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

August 18, 2012

Description

Caterpillar feeding on bronze fennel in the native plant garden at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Papilio polyxenes

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Square

What

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

February 15, 2013 04:45 PM EST

Description

Male northern cardinal; there were 6 other individuals, 4 males and two females in the same area

chrisgoforth Project curator ID

Cardinalis cardinalis

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Observer

eraskin

Date

December 16, 2014

Tags

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Observer

eraskin

Date

December 16, 2014
Fungi

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Observer

eraskin

Date

December 16, 2014

Description

On trunk of fallen Cornus florida. Reminds me a bit of Stereum complicatum, but I don't know what the color range is for that species.

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Observer

eraskin

Date

December 14, 2014

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Julia's Idia Moth Idia julia

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 09:50 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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wingstem Verbesina alternifolia

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

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Texas Gray Moth Glenoides texanaria

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 5, 2014 11:20 PM EDT

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What

Definite Tussock Moth Orgyia definita

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

July 5, 2014 10:37 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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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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