02 de fevereiro de 2022

Oahu iNatters Happy Hour?

I'll be on Oahu next month for a friend's wedding and was hoping to meet up with some Hawaii iNatters to talk story and have a drink! Most of my trip is pretty busy but I think Sunday, February 20th is pretty free.

  • is that a date that would work? If so, what time would be good?
  • I'd like to meet up at an outdoor bar - COVID and all - any suggestions for a centrally located one? I'm so out of the loop on current Hawaii places.

Tagging some of the top active Oahu observers who I think actually currently live there: @davidr @kevinfaccenda @kyhlaustin @humu797 @tchakamaura @anuschka @spencer157 @monikaward @ronbrasher

UPDATE (2/28/22): here's a photo! From L to R: @tiwane, @davidr, @kevinfaccenda, @tchakamaura, @thiebaud. Thanks for coming everyone, I was great to meet you in person!

(Just noting we were outdoors and all patrons of the establishment had to either be vaccinated or have a negative test result)

Posted on 02 de fevereiro de 2022, 07:23 PM by tiwane tiwane | 15 comentários | Deixar um comentário

25 de julho de 2019

iNat Happy Hour in San Francisco - July 26, 6-8 pm

Bay area folks, please come on over to The Brew Coop in San Francisco this Friday, July 26th, from 6-8 pm to have a drink with your fellow iNatters - it's actually fun to meet in person! Details can be found on our Meetup Event page here: https://www.meetup.com/iNaturalist-Happy-Hour-SF-East-Bay/events/263267707/

Tagging some people here, feel free to let others know: @metsa @tomv @rebeccafay @kestrel @kschnei @dpom @gyrrlfalcon @anudibranchmom @hfabian @damontighe @nmcnear @leftcoastnaturalist @leptonia @merav @leslieflint @ocean_beach_goth @mazer

Posted on 25 de julho de 2019, 12:41 AM by tiwane tiwane | 6 comentários | Deixar um comentário

12 de março de 2019

Sequoia Riverlands Trust and iNatting


For two of the last three weekends I went down to Tulare County with @kueda and @robberfly to check out some properties owned by Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT), including Blue Oak Ranch Preserve, pictured above. Sam Weiser (@sweiser), SRT's Education Coordinator, is the one who reached out and told us they were wanting to use iNaturalist more extensively on their properties and in my personal opinion they're doing an excellent job with outreach and education, we had a lot of fun. Other iNat users I met were @jvaughn2000 and @nancyb, and I'm sure I'm missing some others. It was really a great community.

Sam mentioned that SRT would like to really get an idea of what's living on their properties, so I'm just tagging a few iNat friends who might want to take a trip out to the Central Valley and the foothills to check out these places. A few are open to the public, but others are only open for special occasions. There will be a wildflower event at Blue Oak on April 6th and from what Ken-ichi and I saw plenty of plants were sprouting so I'm thinking it will be a good show. I'd love to go but have a previous engagement, alas.

Here is SRT's umbrella project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-srt-s-nature-preserves

And their calendar: https://sequoiariverlands.org/what-were-up-to/

I should also note I'm writing this from a personal perspective and not as a representative of iNaturalist.

@catchang @gyrrlfalcon @dpom @rjadams55 @ang @sea-kangaroo @accordiongordon @leptonia @damontighe @eddiebug @flygrl67 @hfabian @merav and I'm sure I'm forgetting many others.

Posted on 12 de março de 2019, 10:35 PM by tiwane tiwane | 8 comentários | Deixar um comentário

24 de agosto de 2018

Texas Meet-up Video!

Just wanted to share a video I (finally) made of the iNat meet-up in southwestern Texas from this past April. It was a lot of fun, and putting this together brought back some great memories. For a platform which is supposed to be about animals, plants, fungi, and slime molds, one tends to meet a lot of great people here as well.

Southwest Texas iNat-a-Thon 2018 from iNaturalist on Vimeo.

@sambiology @alisonnorthup @nanofishology @greglasley @elizrose @cameralenswrangler @briangooding @nathantaylor7583 @psyllidhipster @silversea_starsong @kimberlietx @brentano @gcwarbler @hydaticus @charley @butterflies4fun @amzapp @bosqueaaron @gpstewart @jwn @tadamcochran @mako252 @ptexis

Posted on 24 de agosto de 2018, 04:12 AM by tiwane tiwane | 7 comentários | Deixar um comentário

24 de fevereiro de 2017

An iNat Introduction to Mushrooming

Just wanted to thank @leptonia for being an enthusiastic teacher and subject for a new video I made to help folks find and identify mushrooms. It's totally inspired my recent rash of mushroom observations.


Posted on 24 de fevereiro de 2017, 12:39 AM by tiwane tiwane | 5 comentários | Deixar um comentário

02 de março de 2016

iNaturalist Video

Just wanted to share a video I made for iNat to help get folks interested in iNat and the upcoming National Parks BioBlitz. @danielled83 is in it and look for a cameo from @robberfly! Some footage in the "grid" section was shot by Winn Brewer of Nat Geo.

Observe Nature with iNaturalist from iNaturalist on Vimeo.

Posted on 02 de março de 2016, 06:47 AM by tiwane tiwane | 8 comentários | Deixar um comentário

16 de dezembro de 2015

Birds and Brews

As many are aware, iNaturalist is not only a great resource for animals, plants, fungi, and other non-human life, it's an awesome way to meet other nature nerds, and I had the pleasure of birding at four different spots around San Francisco by with Liam O'Brien ( @robberfly ) and Donna Pomeroy ( @dpom ), both folks who I've met through iNaturalist. Liam and I relied on Donna's bird expertise to find two lifers, Barrow's Goldeneye and Cackling Goose (in this case an Aleutian Cackling Goose), and saw some amazing raptor action at Arrowhead Marsh, where two Peregrine Falcons and a Northern Harrier were hunting. One Peregrine was successful, hopefully Donna and Liam got some decent pictures of the whole thing. Here are Donna and Liam at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.


The impetus for this trek around the bay was the East Bay iNaturalist Happy Hour organized by Ken-ichi Ueda ( @kueda ). Discussing awesomely nerdy topics, such as gulls vs galls, over some beers, was a lot of fun, and I am guessing is unprecedented in a bar setting.

If you'd like to organize an iNat Happy Hour in your area, go for it!


Back row from left to right: @constance, @robberfly, @tiwane, @danielled83, @sea-kangaroo, @kueda. Front row from left to right: @dpom and @folini.

Other iNatters came after this photo was taken, so feel free to add them in the comments.

Posted on 16 de dezembro de 2015, 05:41 AM by tiwane tiwane | 2 observações | 2 comentários | Deixar um comentário