Archivos de diario de abril 2019

20 de abril de 2019

A *WELCOME* message from the Admin and Founder of this brand-new Project

Today the WILDFLOWERS OF SAN FRANCISCO Project was born, a subject near and dear to my heart. Instantly (algorithmically) populated by several hundred observations it proves that wildflowers are alive & well and thriving in a densely populated urban environment such as San Francisco.
What a ringing endorsement of biodiversity, conservation and adaptation! ~ Thank you, everybody, who is out there on the proverbial 'Streets of San Francisco' finding and recording local wildflowers.

~ Please feel free to join me in this project.

Publicado el abril 20, 2019 09:39 TARDE por sennesand sennesand | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de abril de 2019

Please be sure to add an ANNOTATION of your plant's Phenology as: Flowering

Dear Members: WELCOME to the colorful world of San Francisco wildflowers! Yes, we've got our very own Flower-Power magic going on right here ...
In order to keep our focus on the beautiful blooms and filter out any non-flowering plants we must remember to mark Plant Phenology as Flowering in the drop-down ‘Select’ menu of the Annotations field on our observation page.
Sounds complicated? It really isn't after you have done it once. It is merely a matter of getting into the habit of doing it on all your flowering plant observations. And if that observation is within SF city limits this will put the WoSF icon in the Projects column on your page and also list your item in our SF wildflower inventory. Hurrah!

Publicado el abril 21, 2019 03:25 TARDE por sennesand sennesand | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

24 de abril de 2019

Location - location - location

When you manually upload your observation from your laptop or PC and then type in the location of your finding, it is important to pin and narrow down the place as accurately as you can. Why? Because that will give the scientists important clues as to the organism's habitat and the exact topographic conditions that it thrives in or has adapted to.
There are areas of wooded slopes alternating with rock-outcrops bordered by meadows, all in close proximity. If you cast too wide a circle on the map, we won't know if your taxon lives underneath the trees or among the grasses or if, perhaps, it clings to a rock face, because that might not be evident from your photo(s) alone. (This, of course, applies mainly to stationary taxa, like plants. They don't move around like critters do ...)
You might also want to mention a characteristic or two of the habitat / surroundings in the Description box of your listing, along with other remarkable aspects of the item under observation. But most folks don't want to bother taking time to do that... all the more reason to peg the location precisely.

And then there is one other consideration: Some of your fellow iNaturalists in the area might get so excited about your discovery that they want to go see it for themselves. So, be kind and neighborly, and show them on the map exactly where to find it.

Publicado el abril 24, 2019 04:10 TARDE por sennesand sennesand | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

29 de abril de 2019

The 200th

Not a big deal to many of you who are iNat veterans and top observers, but I just uploaded my 200th observation after having become a member as recently as last month, on March 18 2019, to be exact. So to me this is pretty exciting, especially since it happens during the CNC blitz to which I was happy to contribute on behalf of the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:
For my two-hundredth upload I purposely chose the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). It is the most poignant - and celebratory - choice.
Thank you,, for letting me be a part of this wonderful global community!

Publicado el abril 29, 2019 07:13 TARDE por sennesand sennesand | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario