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 12:48 PM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 3 comments | Leave a comment
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Variable Darner Aeshna interrupta

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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Parking lot with a small swarm of darners

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Indian Cucumber Root Medeola virginiana

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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black gum Nyssa sylvatica

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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bunchberry Cornus canadensis

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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Threeleaf Goldthread Coptis trifolia

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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Black Trumpet Craterellus cornucopioides

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gaudettelaura

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August 30, 2014

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susanelliott

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July 23, 2014

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Pine Tree Cricket Oecanthus pini

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larry522

Date

August 31, 2014

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Winooski (Google, OSM)

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Drexel's Datana Datana drexelii

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

Description

on witch-hazel

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American Dagger Moth Acronicta americana

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larry522

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August 28, 2014

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mothvet

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June 10, 2014

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Common Idia Idia aemula

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larry522

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August 28, 2014

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mothvet

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June 28, 2014

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bunchberry leaffolder moth Olethreutes connectus

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mothvet

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June 28, 2014

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kylejones

Date

August 31, 2014 02:02 PM EDT

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I noticed this hitchiker on a katydid after looking at the photo.

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Riley's clearwing moth Synanthedon rileyana

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kylejones

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August 31, 2014 02:23 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Synanthedon rileyana

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

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jonbouton

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August 31, 2014 03:35 PM EDT

Description

One of two. Under a sheet of plywood.

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silky dogwood (Swida amomum) Swida amomum

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kylejones

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August 31, 2014 02:03 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Swida amomum

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Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

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kylejones

Date

August 31, 2014 03:06 PM EDT

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http://bugguide.net/node/view/14441
Appears to have a fondness for very fresh cow manure.

kylejones Project curator ID

Platydracus maculosus

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Katydids Superfamily Tettigonioidea

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kylejones

Date

August 31, 2014 02:01 PM EDT

kylejones Project curator ID

Superfamily Tettigonioidea

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larry522

Date

August 20, 2014

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Winooski (Google, OSM)

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Lined Orbweaver Mangora gibberosa

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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black ash Fraxinus nigra

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nbnc

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August 19, 2014

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nbnc

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August 19, 2014

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nbnc

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August 19, 2014

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Spearmint Mentha spicata

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nbnc

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August 19, 2014

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Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus

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nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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kylejones

Date

August 31, 2014 10:19 AM EDT

Description

Not seen but found very close to female
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/855306

kylejones Project curator ID

Conocephalus brevipennis
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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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