July 15, 2019

South Korea - iNaturalist World Tour

Today, we start the fourth week of the iNaturalist World Tour. This week will take us to three countries in Asia (South Korea, Indonesia, and Singapore), three in Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, and Switzerland) and one in South America (Argentina).

We begin the week in South Korea. The top iNaturalist observer in by a wide margin is @pintail. As @amarzee told me: "iNat in Korea would not exist if not for @pintail" @pintail has submitted observations from across the tree of life and from nearly every corner of South Korea, but his observations are centered in Chungcheongnam-do. Most of the other top observers are also focused in northwestern South Korea in the areas around Seoul (e.g. @aganse, @whaichi, @taewoo, and @amarzee). @aganse 's observation are very localized, almost all from the ground of a single school that is becoming one of the best documented pieces of land on iNaturalist. @whaichi and @taewoo are among the power users that got Korea to rank 22nd and are great help to the community. @wonwoong , @wongun and @amarzee are also providing a lot of data. We give a special mention to @desireeka93 for uploading a large number of observation from Ulleung island, far off into the East sea.

The peak in the observations per month graph in December of 2015 marks when @pintail (who was the 280th person to create an iNaturalist account back in 2009 when iNat was just a year old) uploaded a backlog of 4500 past photos. His presence continues to dominate, but iNaturalist use has grown in South Korea since 2018. There have been several organized bioblitz events such as Bioblitz Korea. As the number of observations per month has grown we can start to see the seasonal activity pattern characteristic of most high latitude countries.

The top South Korea identifiers (@whaichi @taewoo, @wongun, @amarzee, @wonwoong) are all based within South Korea. @taewoo and @whaichi are impressive for their knowledge on insects and extremely quick identification of anything uploaded on iNat. @amarzee has lended his expertise on reptiles and amphibians while @wonwoong is a reference for other invertebrates and fish. Thanks to @marcoschmidtffm and @john8 for lending their expertise on plants and birds. @wongun is based in South Korea, but is known for his global reach for identifying hemipterans.

In the meantime what can we do to improve iNaturalist in South Korea? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum thread
@pintail @aganse @whaichi @taewoo @amarzee @wonwoong @lhurteau @wongun @bio96 @borisb

Thanks to @amarzee for helping research this post. We’ll be back tomorrow with Argentina!

Posted on July 15, 2019 16:45 by loarie loarie | 9 comments | Leave a comment

July 14, 2019

India - iNaturalist World Tour

We end the 3rd week of the iNaturalist World Tour in India. The top observers in India are distributed across the country from @ivijayanand, a rural physician based in Assam, northeast India (near @rejoicegassah, @rohitmg, and others) to @chiefredearth who's posted observations from across the subcontinent. Top observers @aniruddha_singhamahapatra, @rajibmaulick, @subhajit_roy have observations centered around West Bengal. @firos_ak is the top observer from the southern part of the subcontinent near Bangalore. @vinodborselac and others (e.g. @vijaybarve and @ravinaidu) show up in the center of the subcontient while there is a cluster of top users such as @jagdishsupekar near Mumbai.

There's been noticeable activity on iNaturalist from India since at least 2012. This coincides with @vijaybarve creating iNaturalist projects such as this one linked to the DiversityIndia site. But activity has ramped up appreciably since 2017. There have been numerous interesting projects from India using iNaturalist such as the Marine Life of Mumbai project by @shaunak, @pradip, and others and featured in this blog post.

@rajibmaulick is the top identifier in India followed by @sethmiller (who only joined iNaturalist recently but has contributed a larger number of identifications to Indian bird observations) and the mysterious @niccolasmiller. @juhakinnunen and @charliev have contributed their knowledge of India's biodiversity from of Finland and Austalia respectively. @vijaybarve is doing post-doctoral research in Florida at the moment, but has close ties to India.

What can we do to get more people from India participating in iNaturalist? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post.

@ivijayanand @chiefredearth @rejoicegassah @aniruddha_singhamahapatra @subhajit_roy @rajibmaulick @sethmiller @niccolasmiller @juhakinnunen @vijaybarve

We’ll kick off Week 4 tomorrow with South Korea!

Posted on July 14, 2019 17:28 by loarie loarie | 9 comments | Leave a comment

July 13, 2019

Costa Rica - iNaturalist World Tour

Costa Rica - iNaturalist Tour Mundial

We move across the Atlantic to Costa Rica for the 20th stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. It may be a tiny country, but Costa Rica is a mecca for naturalists from around the world. Many of the top observers are visitors from other countries. Several, like @gernotkunz and @vilseskog, are researchers whose work brings them to the country. Others like @stevendaniel and @ryanandrews are prolific visitors (@ryanandrews appears to be in Costa Rica at the moment and is rapidly climbing the leaderboard as we speak). @alvaroalvaradomontealto is based locally in Limon and @marco464 on the Osa Penninsula. There's an interesting cluster around Monteverde which is a popular destination for visitors and where @richardmonteverdense grew up.

Nos movemos a través del Atlántico hacia Costa Rica para la vigésima parada del iNaturalist Tour Mundial. Es un país pequeño, pero Costa Rica es una meca para los naturalistas de todo el mundo. Muchos de los mejores observadores son visitantes de otros países. Varios, como @gernotkunz y @vilseskog, son investigadores que trabajan en el pais. Otros como @stevendaniel y @ryanandrews son visitantes y observadores prolíficos (@ryanandrews parece estar en Costa Rica en este momento y está subiendo rápidamente en las leaderboards mientras hablamos). @alvaroalvaradomontealto tiene su sede local en Limon y @ marco464 en la península de Osa. Hay un grupo interesante alrededor de Monteverde que es un destino popular para los visitantes y donde creció @richardmonteverdense.

Probably due to the large number of visitors, iNaturalist has had a presence in Costa Rica for a long time. The rate of observations have gradually increased over time. The original motivation for the iNaturalist Network was in response to INBIO forking iNaturalist as Bioexplorador, a Costa Rican version of iNaturalist not connected to the global effort. The site went offline in 2015, but the iNaturalist Network remains as an alternative way to offer regionalized versions of iNaturalist that are still connected to the global community.

Probablemente debido a la gran cantidad de visitantes extanjeros, iNaturalist ha tenido presencia en Costa Rica durante mucho tiempo. La tasa de observaciones ha aumentado gradualmente con el tiempo. La motivación original para la Red iNaturalist fue en respuesta a una copia de iNaturalist, Bioexplorador hecho por INBIO . Este sitio se desconectó en 2015, pero la Red sigue siendo una forma alternativa de ofrecer versiones regionalizadas de iNaturalist que todavía están conectadas a la comunidad global.

@claudioflamigni, @easleybirding, @jasonrgrant, @johngsalamander and @jwidness lead identifications of insects, birds, plants, herps, and mammals respectively. Thanks to the mysterious @gis1 and others for all the identifications.

@claudioflamigni, @easleybirding, @jasonrgrant, @johngsalamander y @jwidness lideran las identificaciones de insectos, aves, plantas, herpes y mamíferos, respectivamente. Gracias a la misteriosa @gis1 y otros por todas las identificaciones.

What can we do to get more Costa Rican's involved in iNaturalist? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post.

¿Qué podemos hacer para que más costarricenses se involucren en iNaturalist? Por favor, comparte tus pensamientos aqui o en esta publicación del foro.

@vilseskog @stevendaniel @gernotkunz @ryanandrews @alvaroalvaradomontealto @easleybirding @claudioflamigni @gis1 @johngsalamander @jasonrgrant

We’ll be back tomorrow with India!

Volveremos mañana con India!

Posted on July 13, 2019 15:11 by loarie loarie | 4 comments | Leave a comment

July 12, 2019

Portugal - iNaturalist World Tour

Portugal - iNaturalist Tour Mundial

We stay in the Iberian Peninsula for the 19th stop on the iNaturalist World Tour: Portugal. As the map below shows, Portugal includes the islands of the Azores and Madeira off the coast of North Africa where @marcoschmidtffm has made many observations.

But it's easier to see what's happening on the Iberian Penninsula if we zoom in. There is a cluster of top observers in the Algarve region where @valter @mjcorreia and @flight69 are based. Moving north, there is another cluster around Lisbon (e.g. @jpsilva, @ldacosta, @pbeja65). @francisco100 and @duarte's observations are centered to the north of Lisbon. @avepel is the top observer near Braga.

The growth graph is dominated by the peak in July 2018 when, under the leadership of @luis2 and @ldacosta the BioDiversity4all project moved from the Observado platform to iNaturalist (as the Portugal node of the iNaturalist Network). We helped users copy over their observations. Unfortunately the vast majority (70,000) of the observations we copied belong to @francisco100 who has only made a single observation since. (@francisco100 please let us know if there's anything we can do to get you more comfortable using iNaturalist!). It's likely that the BioDiversity4All collaboration has helped drive the increase in observations per month since 2018.

@duarte is the top identifier in Portugal. @valter, @rafaelmatias, and @ldacosta lead in plant, insect, and bird identifications respectively. Many thanks to @pbeja65 and other top identifiers for providing their local expertise.

What can we to make iNaturalist better in Portugal? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post.

@francisco100 @mjcorreia @ahospers @valter @jpsilva @flight69 @duarte @ldacosta @pbeja65 @rafaelmatias

We’ll be back tomorrow with Costa Rica!

Posted on July 12, 2019 19:18 by loarie loarie | 3 comments | Leave a comment

July 11, 2019

Spain - iNaturalist World Tour

España - iNaturalist Tour Mundial

We're in Spain for the 18th stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. Three of the top observers, @gmucientes, @cesarpollo5, and @fdejuana, are based across the northern edge of the country. @artdivcanon is based in the the Canary Islands where @ahospers & @fero have made lots of contributions during their visits here from the Netherlands and Slovakia. There is a cluster of top observers around Andalucia in the south (e.g. @jimarcor, @susanne-kasimir, @whodden, @liesvanrompaey, @humbertoferron) and around the cities of Madrid (e.g. @melesmeles, @juliandiaz, @pdfuenteb), Valencia (e.g. @supergan), and Barcelona (e.g. @mattiamenchetti, @orlandof, @mammal, @xbejard, @xavimm75, @carmelo_lopez). Kew botanist @danielcahen has contributed many observations during visits to the Islas Baleares.

Estamos en España para la parada 18 en el iNaturalist Tour Mundial. Tres de los principales observadores, @gmucientes, @ cesarpollo5 y @fdejuana, se encuentran en el extremo norte del país. @artdivcanon tiene su sede en las Islas Canarias, donde @ahospers & @fero han hecho muchas contribuciones durante sus visitas aquí desde los Países Bajos y Eslovaquia. Hay un grupo de observadores destacados en el sur de Andalucía (por ejemplo, @jimarcor, @ susanne-kasimir, @whodden, @liesvanrompaey, @humbertoferron) y alrededor de las ciudades de Madrid (por ejemplo, @melesmeles, @juliandiaz, @pdfuenteb), Valencia (por ejemplo, @supergan), y Barcelona (por ejemplo, @mattiamenchetti, @orlandof, @mammal, @xbejard, @ xavimm75, @carmelo_lopez). El botánico @danielcahen ha contribuido muchas observaciones durante las visitas a las Islas Baleares.

CREAF under the leadership of @bernat did some fantastic early outreach for iNaturalist in Spain, but unfortunately stopped using the platform in 2016. Nonetheless, observations per month have increased significantly in Span since then and is continuing to increase rapidly as more an more Spaniards and visitors to Spain have become involved.

CREAF, con el liderazgo de @bernat, hizo un gran número de actividades para iNaturalist en España, pero desafortunadamente dejó de usar la plataforma en 2016. No obstante, las observaciones por mes han aumentado significativamente en España desde entonces. Continúan aumentando rápidamente a medida que más españoles y visitantes a España se han involucrado.

@pdfuenteb, @martinho_cabana , and @jgd have contributed significant local identification expertise from within Spain. Meanwhile, @ ldacosta and @khaledayyach have shared lots of expertise from nearby Portugal and Algeria. The contributions of @borisb, who specializes in identifying beetles from around the globe, can also be seen here.

@pdfuenteb, @martinho_cabana y @jgd han contribuido mucho experiencia en identificación adentro de España. Mientras tanto, @ldacosta y @khaledayyach han compartido muchos conocimientos de las cercanías de Portugal y Argelia. Las contribuciones de @borisb, que se especializa en la identificación de escarabajos de todo el mundo, también se pueden ver aquí.

What can we do to make iNaturalist more vibrant in Spain? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post.

¿Qué podemos hacer para que iNaturalist sea más vibrante en España? Por favor, comparte tus pensamientos aqui o en esta publicación del foro.

@fdejuana @ahospers @artdivcan @cesarpollo5 @gmucientes @ldacosta @jgd @martinho_cabana @khaledayyach @pdfuenteb

We’ll be back tomorrow with Portugal!

Volveremos mañana con Portugal!

Posted on July 11, 2019 20:55 by loarie loarie | 12 comments | Leave a comment

July 10, 2019

Brazil - iNaturalist World Tour

We head to Brazil for our 17th stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. The top 50 observers in Brazil are distributed across this huge and biodiverse country. As expected, many of the top observers are clustered along the Atlantic Coast heading north from Porto Alegre (e.g. @henriqueraupp) north through the Sao Paulo area (e.g. @mzamoner, @pajeu, @josev_g, @alessandradalia) all the way to Salvador (e.g. @deboas). @nelson_wisnik and @arnoldwijker travel widely but their observations are centered here. There is also a cluster of observers near the capital (e.g. @douglas-u-oliveira, @onildo_marini), in Acre in the far western part of the country (@edson_guilherme, @marcos_silveira), and in the Amazon city of Manaus (e.g. @renata_xavier). @birdernaturalist travels widely but his observations are centered on the border between Mato Grosso and Para.

iNaturalist has been growing rapidly over the last two years. The peak in April, 2018, was from City Nature Challenge Sao Paulo 2018 organized by @sandrovonmatter.

The top identifier in Brazil is @michelotto who researches spiders. @josev_ge and @diegoalmendras also bring local South American identification expertise along with @deboas, @gasperinbio, and @meiterer. The top insect identifiers @wongun (Hemiptera, Korea), @johnascher (Hymenoptera, Singapore), @borisb (Coleoptera, Germany) show how insect specialists can be a huge help to iNaturalist observers across the globe. Thanks to @diogoprov for sharing his regional amphibian expertise.

What can we do to capture momentum in Brazil and take things to the next level? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post.

@mzamoner @nelson_wisnik @douglas-u-oliveira @birdernaturalist @arnoldwijker @michelotto @josev_ge @diegoalmendras @johnascher @deboas

We’ll be back tomorrow with Spain!

Posted on July 10, 2019 14:31 by loarie loarie | 17 comments | Leave a comment

July 09, 2019

Malaysia - iNaturalist World Tour

Malaysia is our 16th stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. Top observers in Malaysia are mostly clustered around the capital Kuala Lumpur (e.g. @anukma @ongzi @dhfischer @johnhowes @tansh91 @krentan). A second group of top observers are clustered near Singapore, a tiny nation adjacent to Malaysia, (e.g. @gancw1, @kokhuitan, @budak). Others are on the tiny island of Penang (e.g. @henrywu, @cheahhup) and others on the massive island of Borneo (e.g. @sullivanribbit, @fcheong).

Not unlike Hong Kong the observations per month graph is dominate by large events, specifically Penang Intersecondary School City Nature Challenge organized by @lingeshwarry and @ahmadzafir in February 2019 and City Nature Challenge 2018 in Klang Valley (organized by @krentan and colleagues) and 2019 in Penang and Klang Valley. Penang activities are associated with the Habitat Foundation led by @allentan88 and @taipan who first used iNat during a 2017 Bioblitz. Klang Valley events are in association with the University of Malaya.

Whats odd is that while there is a group of top observers based in Malaysia who use the iNaturalist regularly (e.g. @anukma @ongzi @dhfischer @johnhowes @tansh91) and other regular users based in nearby Singapore, most of the observers associated with these large events (many of whom are top observers in Malaysia) have only use iNaturalist during these events (e.g. @krentan, @affan1990 @syuhadasapno @ecologist31 @nurulfitrah @wuhaowern @asiahkadir). It's interesting that they've contributed so much during these events but haven't gone on to use iNaturalist regularly at all.

Most of the top identifiers are based in Singapore (e.g. @gancw1, @kokhuitan, @johnascher). @rajibmaulick is based in India and @tlsv2's whereabouts are mysterious. @nadine4 at the Universiti Sains Malaysia and @jkfoon at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah and Rimba have contributed valuable expertise from within Malaysia.

It seems like we have a clear challenge/opportunity in Malaysia. How do we grow the community of regular users from within Malaysia. Is there anything that could be done to convince participants in these large events to continue using iNaturalist outside of the events? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post.

@krentan @gancw1 @anukma @affan1990 @arnoldwijker @gancw1 @kokhuitan @tlsv2 @rajibmaulick @johnascher

We’ll be back tomorrow with Brazil!

Posted on July 09, 2019 18:50 by loarie loarie | 3 comments | Leave a comment

July 08, 2019

Ecuador - iNaturalist World Tour

We've reached the third week of the iNaturalist World Tour! This week, we'll visit Ecuador, Brazil, & Costa Rica in Latin America, Portugal & Spain on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe, and India & Malaysia in Asia.

¡Hemos llegado a la tercera semana del iNaturalist Tour Mundial! Esta semana, visitaremos Ecuador, Brasil y Costa Rica en América Latina, Portugal y España en la Península Ibérica en Europa, e India y Malasia en Asia.

Let's kick the week off in Ecuador! The map below shows the top 50 observers zoomed out to see all of Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands. In the Galapagos the top observers in the area around Santa Cruz Island seem to be mostly visitors from the United States (e.g. @johngsalamander). There have been several projects using iNaturalist in the Galapagos organized by the Charles Darwin Foundation, California Academy of Sciences, National Geographic, and others.

¡Vamos a empezar la semana en Ecuador! El mapa muestra los 50 principales observadores alejados para ver todo el Ecuador, incluidas las Islas Galápagos. En las Galápagos, los principales observadores estan en el área alrededor de la Isla Santa Cruz. Parecen ser en su mayoría visitantes de los Estados Unidos (por ejemplo, @johngsalamander). Hay varios proyectos usando iNaturalist en Galapagos organizado por la Fundación Charles Darwin, la Academia de Ciencias de California, National Geographic y otros.

Here's the same map zoomed in to show more detail from continental Ecuador. At this scale we can make out a distinct cluster of top observers around Quito (e.g. @rudygelis, @holgerbeck, @david_torres etc.). There's a second distinct cluster around Tena in the Amazon (e.g. @mcclarinj, @darwin20, @liz226, etc.). Other top observers like @damontighe are focused elsewhere in the country such as @jcamacho in Santa Elena near the Pacific Coast.

Aquí está el mismo mapa ampliado para mostrar más detalles del Ecuador continental. En esta escala, podemos distinguir un grupo distinto de observadores principales alrededor de Quito (por ejemplo, @rudygelis, @holgerbeck, @david_torres, etc.). Hay un segundo grupo distinto alrededor de Tena en el Amazonas (por ejemplo, @mcclarinj, @ darwin20, @ liz226, etc.). Otros observadores como @damontighe están enfocados en otros lugares del país, como @jcamacho en Santa Elena, cerca de la costa del Pacífico.

Beginning in 2011, @the_biodiversity_group (led by Dr. Paul Hamilton) organized several events using iNaturalist around Ecuador. But the number of observations per month began ramping up over the last year once Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INABIO) under the leadership of @inclandj began promoting iNaturalist through bioblitzes and classes such as Entomologia General UCE in Quito. The huge peak in April 2019 resulted from a very successful showing in the 2019 City Nature Challenge in the Amazonian city of Tena organized by the INABIO in collaboration with IKIAM University

A partir de 2011, @the_biodiversity_group (dirigido por el Dr. Paul Hamilton) organizó varios eventos utilizando iNaturalist en todo Ecuador. Pero el número de observaciones por mes comenzó a aumentar en el último año una vez que el Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INABIO), bajo el liderazgo de @inclandj, comenzó a promocionar iNaturalist mediante bioblitzes y clases como Entomologia General UCE en Quito. El aumento en abril de 2019 fue el resultado de una exitosa exhibición en el Reto Naturalista Urbano 2019 en la ciudad amazónica de Tena, organizada por el INABIO en colaboración con la Universidad IKIAM.

INABIO's contributions can be seen in the graph below where top identifiers @felipecampos, @jorgebrito, and @osita are affiliated. Many thanks to @afid @johnascher @johngsalamander and @maractwin for their identifications of plants, birds, herps, and fish respectively.

Las contribuciones de INABIO se pueden ver en el siguiente gráfico. Los principales identificadores @felipecampos, @jorgebrito y @osita están afiliados a INABIO. Muchas gracias a @afid @johnascher @johngsalamander y @maractwin por sus identificaciones de plantas, aves,
reptiles y anfibios, y peces respectivamente.

What can we do to keep up this momentum in Ecuador? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post.

¿Qué podemos hacer para mantener este impulso en Ecuador? Por favor, comparte tus pensamientos a continuación o en este post del foro.

@rudygelis @damontighe @david_torres @mcclarinj @holgerbeck @felipecampos @vechocho @cstobie @rudygelis @johnascher

We’ll be back tomorrow with Malaysia!

Volveremos mañana con Malasia!

Posted on July 08, 2019 19:34 by loarie loarie | 7 comments | Leave a comment

Sea Slugs on the Elkhorn Slough - Observation of the Week, 7/7/19


Our Observation of the Week is this Navanax inermis sea slug, seen in the United States by lmkitayama

“At work they call me the Slug Queen,” says Lauren Kitayama, an Assistant Manager at Kayak Connection in California. “Daylight permitting, I paddle once a week before work on the Elkhorn Slough. A couple of years ago, if you'd asked any of the local guides they might have said there were 5 species of sea slug on the slough. Last year I documented 27!”

The slug seen above was one of twenty Navanax inermis she spotted that morning, and said they were mating on the sea lettuce near the dock at work. “They are one of my favorite slugs,” she says,

They are large enough for people to appreciate, and so absolutely beautiful! I love using them to get people excited about the unloved slimy things that live in the ocean. One of my goals is always to show people something they never even imagined existed on the planet, and Navanax are a great opportunity to do that. As a kayak guide I work with a lot of school children, and love having the chance to inspire them to protect and appreciate the natural world around them.

While nudibranchs are the most commonly known order of sea slug, the Navanax inermis belongs to an entirely different order: Cephalaspidea, or the headshield slugs. Most members of this order, including the California Aglaja, do have a shell, but it is usually either tiny or internal. Navanax inermis are large slugs, growing anywhere from 2.5 to 10 inches (6.35 - 25.4 cm) in length, and they prey upon other gastropods and even small fish!

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Lauren (above) earned a Masters in Marine Conservation from the University of Miami (FL), where she focused on the impacts of marine debris. “I am zealous about protecting the oceans from plastic...[and] someday I hope to work for the UN attacking the plastic pollution problem in Southeast Asia.” For now, however, she says she loves her current job, and tells me 

My favorite thing is to see something I've never seen before. "I don't know" is my favorite answer to the question, "what is it?" I think that's how this whole slug thing started. They are beautiful, and most people would never look for them/see them without a guide. For whatever reason my slug observation skills are great. Can't find my keys half the time (or the sunglasses that are on my head), but a 9 mm sea slug hiding in a patch of kelp... no problem.

With my ecologist brain, I am excited to continue documenting slugs on the slough to see if a temporal pattern emerges (when are particular species showing up? Are they predictably in the same locations year after year?) I try very hard to get a photo of every species I see every week so that I can continue to document their presence/absence on the slough.

- by Tony Iwane.

- Check out Lauren’s Litter Mermaid projects and blog!

- And her sea slug observations.

- Watch a Navanax inermis eating a California Seahare.

- And watch a pair mating!

Posted on July 08, 2019 01:56 by tiwane tiwane | 6 comments | Leave a comment

July 07, 2019

France - iNaturalist World Tour

We wrap up week 2 of the iNaturalist World Tour in France. Top observers are well distributed across the country. There are clusters of top observers around Montpellier (e.g. @jujurenoult) and Paris (e.g. @brunodurand). @fabienpiednoir is based near Nice, @pdubois near Lyon, and @zanskar on the island of Corsica.

The number of observations per month from France has doubled the last couple of years. Like most countries in Europe, there is a strong seasonal pattern in the graph.

While @weimenroy is the top identifier in France, @mercantour has identified the most plants, @pdubois the most insects and spiders, and @ldacosta the most birds.

While iNaturalist use has been growing in France, I believe its still relatively little used in the country. What can we do to make iNaturalist work better in France? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum post

@fabienpiednoir @pdubois @jujurenoult @tkoffel @zanskar @perkpenn @brunodurand @weimenroy @mercantour @pierrenoel

We’ll be back tomorrow with Ecuador!

Posted on July 07, 2019 17:32 by loarie loarie | 20 comments | Leave a comment