Help Make Observations 'Research Grade' on iNaturalist Vermont

We all love sharing the amazing biodiversity we are finding across the Green Mountain State and beyond. Together, we've topped 3,000 species with nearly 40,000 observations in just over a year. But there is more we can do. Help us make this dataset even better by adding your identification to other observer's records. Its super easy and fun.

Click on 'Observations' on the right side bar of iNaturalist Vermont. Select 'search' on the right top. Then, under quality grade select 'casual'. If you hit search, there are over 12,000 observations without a second identification to help make them research grade. To narrow it down, try adding a taxon name, perhaps a favorite group you are good at identifying. I typed in frog and got 'frogs and toads'. I selected that option, hit search and got 79 observations to work on. Try it out and help us make this database stronger and help other users learn.

Posted on August 19, 2014 10:48 AM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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kylejones

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August 21, 2014 12:29 PM EDT

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Platanthera aquilonis

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ndodge

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August 21, 2014 05:26 PM EDT

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Turkey-tail Trametes versicolor

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ndodge

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August 21, 2014 05:11 PM EDT

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ndodge

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August 21, 2014 05:26 PM EDT

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Emerging from a beech log.

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Eastern Forktail Ischnura verticalis

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mothvet

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August 20, 2014

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Hagen's Bluet Enallagma hageni

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mothvet

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August 20, 2014

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ski-tipped emerald Somatochlora elongata

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mothvet

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August 20, 2014

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White Turtlehead Chelone glabra

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mothvet

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August 20, 2014

kylejones Project curator ID

Chelone glabra

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northern oak fern Gymnocarpium dryopteris

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kylejones

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August 21, 2014 11:58 AM EDT

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Gymnocarpium dryopteris

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European alder Alnus glutinosa

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kylejones

Date

August 21, 2014 04:19 PM EDT

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Alnus glutinosa

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Genus Pisaurina Genus Pisaurina

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kylejones

Date

August 21, 2014 05:44 PM EDT

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Genus Pisaurina

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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kylejones

Date

August 21, 2014 12:37 PM EDT

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Notophthalmus viridescens

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Banded Garden Spider Argiope trifasciata

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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Orpine Hylotelephium telephium

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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Barberry Geometer Coryphista meadii

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kylejones

Date

August 20, 2014 09:05 PM EDT

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Coryphista meadii

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Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

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kylejones

Date

August 21, 2014 12:54 PM EDT

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Mephitis mephitis

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Common Aerial Yellowjacket Dolichovespula arenaria

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larry522

Date

August 20, 2014

Place

Winooski (Google, OSM)

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Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

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tapaculo99

Date

August 20, 2014

Description

No idea on what species it is, but neat side patterning.

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Dotted Sallow Anathix ralla

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tapaculo99

Date

August 20, 2014

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tapaculo99

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August 20, 2014

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tapaculo99

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August 20, 2014

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Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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crimmer

Date

August 21, 2014 09:41 AM EDT

Description

Road kill on Route 5

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kylejones

Date

August 20, 2014 09:07 PM EDT

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Zanclognatha protumnusalis

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Milkweed Tussock Moth Euchaetes egle

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sarahcarline

Date

August 20, 2014

Description

on butterfly weed

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Common Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii

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sarahcarline

Date

August 20, 2014

Description

on butterfly weed before I started taking photos

kylejones Project curator ID

Lygaeus kalmii

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brittle bladderfern Cystopteris fragilis

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 04:00 PM EDT

kpmcfarland Project curator ID

Cystopteris fragilis

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intermediate wood fern Dryopteris intermedia

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 01:53 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Dryopteris intermedia

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cut-leaved grape-fern Botrychium dissectum

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:38 PM EDT

Description

SONY DSC

kylejones Project curator ID

Botrychium dissectum

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intermediate wood fern Dryopteris intermedia

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:01 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Dryopteris intermedia

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New York Fern Parathelypteris noveboracensis

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:42 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Parathelypteris noveboracensis
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It started with a simple question. How many species occur in Vermont? You’d think we’d know this for a small state steeped in a rich tradition of naturalists dating back to Zadock Thompson and his seminal 1842 work on the natural history of Vermont. But, the simple answer was, no one really knew.

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