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 05:32 PM by chrisgoforth chrisgoforth | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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johnratzlaff

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February 24, 2015 08:44 AM EST

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johnratzlaff

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February 25, 2015 02:53 PM EST

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Domestic Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata domestica

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johnratzlaff

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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johnratzlaff

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February 26, 2015 04:14 PM EST

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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johnratzlaff

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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johnratzlaff

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johnratzlaff

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ID verified by BAMONA.

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johnratzlaff

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February 27, 2015 02:54 PM EST

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American Beaver Castor canadensis

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eraskin

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February 23, 2015

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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cschalk86

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February 23, 2015 05:29 PM EST

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johnratzlaff

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May 27, 2014

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Apple Malus domestica

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johnratzlaff

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Description

In the woods...must be old home site.

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Purple-crested Slug Moth Adoneta spinuloides

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

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Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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Gadwall Anas strepera

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johnratzlaff

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February 22, 2015 03:00 PM EST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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johnratzlaff

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February 22, 2015 02:22 PM EST

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johnratzlaff

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Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

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johnratzlaff

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February 21, 2015 10:48 AM EST

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Lesser Scaup Genus Aythya

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johnratzlaff

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February 21, 2015 10:44 AM EST

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Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

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johnratzlaff

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February 21, 2015 10:47 AM EST

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Domestic Swan Goose Anser cygnoides ssp. domesticus

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

February 21, 2015 11:21 AM EST

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(Somewhere...)

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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johnratzlaff

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February 21, 2015 11:24 AM EST

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

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johnratzlaff

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February 21, 2015 10:57 AM EST

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Pied-billed grebe Podilymbus podiceps

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johnratzlaff

Date

February 21, 2015 10:59 AM EST

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(Somewhere...)

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Domestic Goose Anser anser ssp. domesticus

Observer

johnratzlaff

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February 21, 2015 11:01 AM EST

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Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca

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johnratzlaff

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February 21, 2015 11:00 AM EST

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American Coot Fulica americana

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johnratzlaff

Date

February 21, 2015 10:59 AM EST

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

johnratzlaff

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February 19, 2015 04:56 PM EST

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Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

May 30, 2014 04:27 PM EDT

Description

Naturalized?

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Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 30, 2014 02:39 PM EDT

Description

ID verified by BAMONA.

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johnratzlaff

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August 30, 2014 10:17 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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