1 Observation a day for 1 month. My January 2016 challenge

After following @sambiology and @jmaughn and seeing the amazing variety of life they recorded in 2015 I felt that I had learned something very important in using iNaturalist as a tool to be more conscious about exploring the living world around me. For January 2016 I gave myself the goal of making at least one observation a day to focus the conscious effort of looking for life. It was a great experience, especially on the days that I was only able to make one or two observations. It is easy to be delighted by the wonders of the natural world when you go for a hike outside or explore a new area, but those days where I barely escaped airports, conference rooms or office spaces I found it amazing that with a little more conscious effort the number of really amazing organisms that live everywhere, even in "un-exciting" spaces.

I ended up with 771 observations for the month, a little over 200 species, 117 new life list additions and 1 big appreciation for iNaturalist community and platform.

I urge everyone to try the 1 observation a day for 1 month challenge. You'll be surprised at what it helps you see in the world around you.

Publicado por damontighe damontighe, 03 de febrero de 2016


Challenge accepted!

Publicado por leptonia hace más de 6 años (Marca)

I will post at least one old and one new observation/day for February.

Publicado por flygrl67 hace más de 6 años (Marca)

I love love love this challenge. I'd told folks that I observe something every day because every day, we interact with nature! Even if it's some bug in the office to a 'weed' in a flower garden -- nature is all around us. :)

Biophilia! :)

Publicado por sambiology hace más de 6 años (Marca)

Glad to see the challenge getting accepted! Excited to see what all of you find.

Publicado por damontighe hace más de 6 años (Marca)

Challenge completed! I almost messed up yesterday, because I was caught up in catching up with work, but then I remembered at about 5:00, and I was able to do a walk around the neighborhood during the last light of the day. Also, I thought I messed up, because I didn't make an observation February 2, but then I saw that you posted this challenge on the 3rd, so I figured that didn't count since I've made an observation every day since I accepted that challenge. I think I posted about 133 observations, both old and new, in February with at least 1 new observation daily.

Publicado por flygrl67 hace más de 6 años (Marca)

It's a blast! :)

Publicado por sambiology hace más de 6 años (Marca)

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