Day Three Re-Cap

Another busy day for Ōtautahi iNaturalists today, and we’re still keeping close to Pōneke/Wellington City in both the observation and species tallies. As of about 11:00PM, we've tallied 4690 observations of 1116 species from 122 observers, with identifications being provided by 150 iNaturalist.nz users.

The top four species span a range of taxonomic groups, and observations of each species come from a range of places. The number one species observed as of tonight is the cabbage tree with 39 observations. Second is Dolomedes minor (36 observations), followed by fantails (26 observations) and fly agaric (24 observations).

With one day left to go for observations, you may be wondering if there’s something obvious we’ve overlooked so far. @kiwifergus has built handy lists for some taxonomic groups that highlight which species have been observed at least once here in the past, but have not yet been observed during the 2021 City Nature Challenge. He’s posted links to these lists - which will update as we find more species - in his iNaturalist user journal.

Also handy to keep in mind as we head into the final day: remember we have an additional week to get observations uploaded and identified. As long as the observation was made/photograph was taken/recording recorded/sample collected before 11:59PM on Monday night, it can be included in our tally. So if you are wondering whether it’s better to spend your time tomorrow uploading your current observations or making more of them, the answer is: make more! : )

Posted by laura-nz laura-nz, May 02, 2021 11:12

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