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 20, 2014 09:07 PM EDT

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I'm sure I know this one. Distinctive antennae, but not a Renia.

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Milkweed Tussock Moth Euchaetes egle

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sarahcarline

Date

August 20, 2014

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on butterfly weed

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seed bugs Family Lygaeidae

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sarahcarline

Date

August 20, 2014

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on butterfly weed before I started taking photos

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Lygaeus kalmii

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kylejones

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August 12, 2014 04:00 PM EDT

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Cystopteris fragilis

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intermediate wood fern Dryopteris intermedia

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kylejones

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August 12, 2014 01:53 PM EDT

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Dryopteris intermedia

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cut-leaved grape-fern Botrychium dissectum

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:38 PM EDT

Description

SONY DSC

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Botrychium dissectum

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intermediate wood fern Dryopteris intermedia

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:01 PM EDT

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Dryopteris intermedia

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New York Fern Parathelypteris noveboracensis

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:42 PM EDT

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Parathelypteris noveboracensis

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Goldie's wood fern Dryopteris goldiana

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kylejones

Date

August 20, 2014 02:33 PM EDT

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Dryopteris goldiana

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Bracken Fern Pteridium aquilinum

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:53 PM EDT

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Pteridium aquilinum

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Royal Fern Osmunda regalis

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:57 PM EDT

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Osmunda regalis

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Rattlesnake Fern Botrypus virginianus

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:47 PM EDT

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Botrypus virginianus

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hay-scented fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:26 PM EDT

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Dennstaedtia punctilobula

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Rattlesnake Fern Botrypus virginianus

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:19 PM EDT

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Botrypus virginianus

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northern maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 03:02 PM EDT

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Adiantum pedatum

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:30 PM EDT

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Cystopteris fragilis

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bulblet fern Cystopteris bulbifera

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:42 PM EDT

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Cystopteris bulbifera

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Rock Polypody Polypodium virginianum

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:30 PM EDT

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Polypodium virginianum

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Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:24 PM EDT

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Onoclea sensibilis

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Interrupted Fern Osmunda claytoniana

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:23 PM EDT

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Osmunda claytoniana

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New York Fern Parathelypteris noveboracensis

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:18 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Parathelypteris noveboracensis

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Glade Fern Homalosorus pycnocarpos

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:02 PM EDT

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Homalosorus pycnocarpos

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New York Fern Parathelypteris noveboracensis

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kylejones

Date

August 12, 2014 02:10 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Parathelypteris noveboracensis

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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Red Trillium Trillium erectum

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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ostrich fern Matteuccia struthiopteris

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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kylejones Project curator ID

Matteuccia struthiopteris

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False Solomon's Seal Maianthemum racemosum

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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Black-eyed-Susan Rudbeckia hirta

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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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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