Diario del proyecto Mass Audubon's Neighborhood Naturalist Online

01 de diciembre de 2020

Update! Naturalist club meeting tomorrow, Dec. 8, 7pm

Hi all,

We have a small group that gets together once a month on zoom to talk about our nature observations, like we did in our Mass Audubon class.

We are meeting tomorrow, Dec. 8, at 7pm on zoom.

Send me an email or a direct message in iNat to get a link to the zoom - zupan.jane@gmail.com.

Happy observing!
– Jane

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04 de noviembre de 2020

Naturalist club Thurs, Nov 5

Hi all,
We have started a small naturalist club. It's like a book club, but instead of books we talk about our nature observations, like we did in our Mass Audubon class.
Our next zoom meeting is Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30pm.
Send me an email or a direct message in iNat to get a link to the zoom - zupan.jane@gmail.com.
Happy observing!
– Jane

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04 de octubre de 2020

Naturalist club Tues, Oct 6

Hi all,
We have a small group in our naturalist club joining our monthly meetings. It's like a book club, but instead of books we talk about our nature observations, like we did in our Mass Audubon class.
Our next meeting is Tues, Oct. 6, at 7pm.
Send me an email or a direct message in iNat to get a link to the zoom - zupan.jane@gmail.com.
Happy observing!
– Jane

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01 de septiembre de 2020

Naturalist club Tues, Sept. 1, 7pm

Hi all,
A group of us has started a monthly naturalist club to share our naturalist experiences. It's like a book club, but instead of books we talk about our nature observations, like we did in our Mass Audubon class.
Our next meeting is Tues, Sept. 1, at 7pm.
Send me an email or a direct message in iNat to get a link to the zoom - zupan.jane@gmail.com.
Happy observing!
– Jane

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03 de agosto de 2020

Naturalist club Tues, Aug 4

Hi all,
A group of us has started a monthly naturalist club to share our naturalist experiences. It's like a book club, but instead of books we talk about our nature observations, like we did in our Mass Audubon class.
Our next meeting is Tues, Aug 4, at 7pm.
Send me an email or a direct message in iNat to get a link to the zoom - zupan.jane@gmail.com.
Happy observing!
– Jane

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30 de julio de 2020

Hi All

Hi everybody!! Sorry I haven't been on in forever I have just been staying offline a lot and totally forgot that that also included iNaturalist. I haven't stopped going outdoors and taking pictures so I will try to upload some of the pictures that I have taken recently and share them with you all. I have also been doing the classes online, the one on shorebirds and I am taking the World of Insects class every Thursday and I was thrilled to see some familiar names signed up as well. Probably the most exciting thing I have seen recently was a very friendly beaver at Lake Dennison and a lot of turkeys and their little babies which are called poults. I want to start being on here more often and would love if all of us could continue sharing about we are doing just in case some of us miss Jane's Zoom sessions every month and I am sure we won't be able to recall all we have done in a entire month. I think it would be great if we started requesting posts on a certain subject and someone who knows a little about it could make one. I would be willing to start if anyone wants to know anything about birds or frogs or someone just wants to throw something at me to see what I know.
I hope you are all doing well and I am looking forward to the Zoom meeting coming up!!

Sending love,
Johanna

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30 de junio de 2020

Naturalist club Wed July 1, 7pm

Hi all,
A group of us will have an online meeting tomorrow evening (Wed July 1) to discuss ecosystems and share citizen naturalist experiences.
Send me an email or a direct message in iNat to get a link to the zoom - zupan[dot]jane[at]gmail[dot]com.
Happy observing!
– Jane

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21 de junio de 2020

Start a naturalist club?

Hello! I'm missing our fun conversations about ecosystems and wildlife. Who else is interested in meeting twice a month, or once a month, to talk about our naturalist experiences, and learn from the group? We could do this on Wednesdays at 7pm. I'd be happy to organize it and use my zoom account. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to do this.

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11 de junio de 2020

Sketchy person

Just warning everyone about a new user @ ballsypen. They aren't part of this project but commented on my most recent post in a different language. I was able to translate some of it and it sounded sketchy, it said something about some site that sounded like a scam or something. I deleted the comment and reported it. Please be careful.

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10 de junio de 2020

Being Still and Silent

I am not good at sitting still, I never have been. I'm the kind of person who is always moving, "oh saw that now time to move on." is my kind of mind set but nature is slowly teaching me to be still, a silent watcher. Birds have taught me some patience which I am glad of but the whole sitting in one place thing is still difficult for me.
This past week I have been very busy but I finally took some time to just sit and watch yesterday and what I found surprised me. As I sat there a bluejay flew into pine tree and we both sat and watched each other curiously, I felt connected to it the longer I watched it until it finally flew away. It was about 76 degrees with a cloud cover and I could feel the heaviness in the air, knowing it may rain in a few days. My attention was soon drawn away from the sky to the ground where a greater bee fly hovered, I wonder what it was looking for. I then closed my eyes to allow my ears to see for me and I heard bluejays,robins, red-eyed vireo,chipmunks scolding, a hermit thrush soon joined with its ethereal flute like songs, chimney swifts twittered above as they flew through the sky. I opened up my eyes once again and turned my attention to the ground where an ant dragged a dead counter part. As I watched in fascination my bluejay swooped back into the yard, turning my eyes toward him as he scooped up a piece of bread and flew into a oak. A tiger swallowtail floated past and as I watched I wrote down in my journal how they made me think of a small bird, or a flying leaf at times when they fly high into the canopy. I already had drawn my bluejay and the ant and bee fly that I had seen. A woodpecker began drumming deep in the forest as the half hour went by. I saw a spider, goldthread, a moth, canada mayflower, a red squrriel, robin, patridge berry and sketched them as well. I noticed how I could smell rain on the air and this is what I jotted down in my little journal: " The air smells like rain. I know it is a odd thing to say but for one who spends much time outside I can sense it. I can sense the slightest change of light on my skin and tell when the sun is about to emerge from behind a cloud." A warbling vireo and Blue headed vireo soon began to sing but I had to head inside lest I be eaten alive by desperate mosquitos looking for protien so that they may lay their eggs. I did not want to be the one to provide the blood for their spawn, and did not want to have itchy wellts but some got me anyways.
Being Still and Silent has more benefits than I thought and I am striving to become better at it.

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