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20 de janeiro de 2021

Calling all fabulous frog and fungi finders!

Have you seen a golden scruffy? How about a shaggy cap or a leathery goblet? Is there a chorus of frog calls coming from your creek, dam or pond?

The wet and warm weather has brought the fungi and frogs out of their hiding spots. But it won't last, so get out there with your camera or smartphone and get snapping.

Book packs to be won!
We would like you to submit as many fungi and frog observations as you can over the next ten weeks. Any Sunshine Coast Land for Wildlife member who submits at least 10 frog or fungi observations to the LfW Nature Challenge Sunshine Coast project before March 31 will go in the draw to win one of ten frog and fungi field guide book packs.

For help with identifying your fungi and frog finds take a look at these fantastic websites.

https://qldfungi.org.au/
https://frogs.org.au/frogs/of/Queensland/

Have fun!

Alan

Publicado em 20 de janeiro de 2021, 07:10 MANHÃ por lfwscc lfwscc

13 de janeiro de 2021

Making great observations in the field with iNaturalist is like taking a team of scientists with you!

Making Great Observations

Here are a few tips to help with a positive ID:

• Taking multiple, clear (full frame and in focus) photos of your living organism not only helps community identifiers confirm your observation to Research Grade, but also improves the accuracy of the observation.

• If you’re not sure of exactly what your observation is, rather than selecting ‘something’, try and drill down to what you are confident of (eg plant, animal, fungi etc.) That way community identifiers with a special interest are more likely to help ID it.

• iNaturalist uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make identification suggestions – sometimes it’s way off! Be sure to cast a critical eye over the suggestion before accepting. It can be useful to consult relevant field guides if you have them.

• Did you notice anything unique that the photo doesn’t capture? Make sure to pop it in the notes section!

Hints and Tips Links:

Thanks for making observations of the plants, animals and fungi on your LfW property! The more you do it the more you will learn and the better our understanding of biodiversity on the Sunshine Coast.

Kylie

Publicado em 13 de janeiro de 2021, 09:31 TARDE por lfwscc lfwscc

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