Diario del proyecto Mill Creek south Edmonton

06 de junio de 2020

Edmonton BiodiverCity Nature Challenge June 11-14

In case anyone is interested, there is a bioblitz going on next weekend, June 11-14, to see how many species and observations we can gather over those four days. The official observation app is NatureLynx, but I've created an iNaturalist project for the entire city, as an alternative means of participating. Any observations anywhere in the city over those 4 days will automatically be captured, including any in this Mill Creek project. If you want to see how we're doing over the course of the weekend, just look for the project "Edmonton BiodiverCity Challenge 2020" in iNat projects.

Ingresado el 06 de junio de 2020 por gpohl gpohl | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

26 de mayo de 2020

100 species!

Well that's a bit of a landmark, to hit 100 species. Realistically, there have to be at least 1000 species that share this ravine with us, but getting decent photos of them and figuring out what they all are, is a bit of a challenge. I have a few more that I'm still working on identifying, and the season is early. Don't be shy, share your observations here!

Ingresado el 26 de mayo de 2020 por gpohl gpohl | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

27 de abril de 2020

informal City Nature Challenge

Hi all;
Welcome to the Mill Creek South biodiversity survey project. I recently moved to the neighborhood, and I'm interested in discovering what lives here, so I set up this project to capture whatever anyone in the neighborhood is seeing. There don't seem to be a lot of iNat users in the area, so far, but hopefully that will change. If you walk in the ravine, i'll be "that guy with the net" wandering around.

This weekend (April 24-27) is the City Nature Challenge, a challenge for cities to see who can tally up the most observations and species over 4 days. Curiously, there is very little Canadian particpation - could have something to do with the timing perhaps? It was set up by people in California, and they sure didn't pick a good time of year for us! But apparently Calgary gave it a shot. There was some talk among naturalists about trying to do something in Edmonton, but it's just too early. Maybe later in the year, in a more "normal" year. Anyway, I decided to go out and do an informal bioblitz, of my own, and submit all the different organisms I could find on a short walk through the ravine on Sunday, April 26. I think I hit 42 or so, but I don't know what species some of the mosses and insects are. And I didn't get photos of everything. It'll be alot easier once the leaves are out.

Ingresado el 27 de abril de 2020 por gpohl gpohl | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario