365 Days on iNaturalist

In 2017 I participated in both in the Illinois Botanists Big Year (where I was honored to finish 2nd to @bouteloua) and the Wisconsin Botanists Big Year (where I doggedly held onto the 13th spot for total species based solely on my two-week vacation in the state). I had another project however in 2017 that crystallized only after the year was well underway: making observations every day. I know this is not a unique effort on iNat with its wealth of motivated users. In my case it was complicated by a full-time job, travel, and of course the inimitable Midwest weather. Cassi asked me to write a little essay about the experience which is posted here.

Posted by sanguinaria33 sanguinaria33, January 17, 2018 03:36 PM

Observations

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What

Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

May 15, 2017 08:11 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Large Yellow Lady's-Slipper Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

May 28, 2017

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What

Orange-fringed Orchid Platanthera ciliaris

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

July 24, 2017

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Cicada-killer Wasp Sphecius speciosus

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

August 15, 2017 05:29 PM CDT

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YOU HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB??? I was convinced the only way that you are able to get out there so often is that you are independently wealthy, or retired early!

Posted by elfaulkner about 1 year ago (Flag)
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I assumed @sanguinaria33 's full time job was iNaturalist :P

Posted by wdvanhem about 1 year ago (Flag)
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It does help to work where I can walk to two forest preserves, and several others are within a short drive!

Posted by sanguinaria33 about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Beautiful! It’s a great way to realize that we interact with nature each and every day too. :)

Keep up these wonderful observations, Mark. :)

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Thanks Sam, I certainly intend to!

Posted by sanguinaria33 about 1 year ago (Flag)

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