July 22, 2019

1000 Species!

yesterday I finished posting my observations from my recent visit to Nova Scotia, and when I finished posting my species total for 2019 was 999! I had been hoping to reach 1000 species before we left there, but that was pretty close. This morning when I first checked iNaturalist, I saw that someone had identified one of my observations to species level. I checked if I had observed that species before, and I hadn't. That brought my total up to 1000 -- Yay!!! I'm curious to see how many I'll find before the end of the year.
Here is a set of search filters that shows how many species I have whenever you are reading this: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2019-01-01&hrank=species&place_id=any&subview=grid&user_id=alexis_orion&verifiable=any&view=species
Here is the observation that got identified which brought me to 1000: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29254382

Posted on July 22, 2019 13:20 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 05, 2019

Thanks for a Great first year on iNat!

Hi everyone!
One year ago last Saturday I joined iNat, and I have had a great first year. I would like to thank all of you who have helped out, guided, and encouraged me, and thanks to everyone for making iNat such a great place to be! I have learned so much on here, and it is always fun to pass on some of what I learn through identifying. I'm glad I found iNat, and I hope it will last for years to come.

Posted on June 05, 2019 18:48 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 4 comments | Leave a comment

May 13, 2019

500 species in 2019

5 months ago, I resolved to try and photograph 1000 species in 2019 (https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/alexis_orion/20550-2019-inat-goals)
I just noticed that I observed my 500th species yesterday!
we are going to Canada this summer, so I'm hoping that I might manage 1000 after all :)

Posted on May 13, 2019 17:21 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 2 comments | Leave a comment

March 23, 2019

200 species

On thursday, I photographed my 200th species on inaturalist in 2019!
you can see my progress here: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019/alexis_orion
I'm looking forward to lots of new finds in the coming months.
Happy iNatting,

Posted on March 23, 2019 07:43 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 8 comments | Leave a comment

February 04, 2019


I make a lot of observations of mosses, but I don't know much yet about identifying them. A lot of these I just ID as "Mosses" because I don't want to make too many false IDs. The problem with that is that many of these stay unidentified (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=grid&taxon_id=311249&user_id=alexis_orion&verifiable=any), and most of the ones that I have identified to species are just guesses. I would highly appreciate any help in identifying my moss observations (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?user_id=999066&taxon_id=311249), and especially those that are still only identified to phylum (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?user_id=999066&taxon_id=311249&lrank=phylum&hrank=phylum)
Many thanks in advance,

Posted on February 04, 2019 09:32 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 12 comments | Leave a comment

January 20, 2019

100 species

on friday, I photographed my 100th species for iNat in 2019!
nowhere near my goal but pretty good for the first 20 days :-)
you can see my progress here: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019/alexis_orion
Happy iNatting,

Posted on January 20, 2019 08:35 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 5 comments | Leave a comment

January 04, 2019

2018 stats

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December 31, 2018

2019 iNat goals

in 2019 I want to try and photograph 1000 species on iNat.
My progress can be seen here: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019/alexis_orion

Posted on December 31, 2018 16:02 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 1 comments | Leave a comment