June 20, 2017

Making Identifications for Snapshot Cal Coast: June 23rd-July 2nd

Hi everyone!

You’re tagged in this journal post because you’re one of the top identifiers for observations made along the California coast! Some of you may have already been tagged in a similar post sent to the top marine observers in California. Thanks for contributing your expertise to identify finds! You are all key to making iNaturalist go!

Rebecca & I wanted to let you all know that the second annual Snapshot Cal Coast is happening June 23 – July 2! It’s a statewide effort to document California coastal biodiversity to better understand changes in species ranges and to get a sense of what species occur in specific coastal sites. Snapshot Cal Coast is organized by CitizenScience at the California Academy of Sciences in partnership with the California Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network.

We’re interested in species found in the rocky intertidal, sandy beaches, dunes, docks, estuaries, coastal scrub – anything along the coast from Del Norte to San Diego! Even though we are mostly focused on marine animals, we will get observations of all taxa from all coastal habitats, including birds, plants, reptiles, insects, and other terrestrial things!

Hundreds of folks will head out to the coast for these coordinated bioblitzes, June 23 – July 2. Last year over 7000 observations were made as part of Snapshot Cal Coast 2016 -and this year we have over two times as many events! In 2016, we added over 35 species that had never been recorded on iNat! We are sure with more eyes on the ground (and water) we will find many, many interesting things!

You can help, by stepping up your identifying for our Snapshot Cal Coast Project. We anticipate quite a few people new to iNaturalist participating in Snapshot Cal Coast, and getting IDs from folks like you will be hugely rewarding and will hopefully motivate them to keep on using iNat!
If you are in California, you can participate just by making observations along the coast – they will be automatically added to our Snapshot Cal Coast iNaturalist project. There are also quite a few events happening in support of Snapshot Cal Coast; not all are open to the public but those that are have links you can click to find out more information: Snapshot Cal Coast Events.

If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments or contact either one of us.

Thanks all!
Rebecca (@rebeccafay) & Alison (@kestrel)
California Academy of Sciences Citizen Science
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Posted on June 20, 2017 05:44 PM by rebeccafay rebeccafay | 11 comments | Leave a comment

January 13, 2016

UCSC Arboretum Master Naturalist iNat training

Hello Santa Cruz area iNaters @dpom @leptonia @jmaughn @anudibranchmom
Together with the folks at the Ken Norris Center for Natural History at UCSC (http://norriscenter.ucsc.edu), the Academy is holding a UCSC campus and Reserve bioblitz on April 30th. In advance of the bioblitz, Linda Anderson (who runs the California Naturalist Group out of the UCSC Arboretum) would love to give her crew an iNat training. She is looking for someone to come talk to the group on April 14th from 7-9:30pm. They are looking for a brief inat intro and some training on how to use it, both in the field and on the web. Linda says, ' Seeing the benefits of 'many eyes' and how they can fit into real scientific research really got folks excited.'.

All of you are skilled users of iNaturalist, great naturalists, and great teachers. Would any of you be interested in giving a training to this group? It might even be better as a team effort.

Please email me (or reply to this message) and I can connect you with Linda.
Thanks so much for considering and I hope you all will sign up to be leaders for the bioblitz on 4/30.
Thanks again,
Rebecca
rjohnson@calacademy.org

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October 14, 2014

ggp new test (Trip)

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September 05, 2014

Trip 46 - (Trip)

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September 02, 2014

academ test 9-1 (Trip)

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July 22, 2014

Chestnut Test-7/22 (Trip)

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July 21, 2014

agate bay 2 (Trip)

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Posted on July 21, 2014 11:26 PM by rebeccafay rebeccafay | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 19, 2014

From Ophir Road (Trip)

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July 17, 2014

ggp-test-7-17 (Trip)

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July 14, 2014

mussel rock test (Trip)

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