Boletim do projeto Nova Scotia Wild Flora

07 de abril de 2021

NSWFS Field Trip Report: Digby Neck area. Sat. April 3, 2021

The April field trip was to a Digby Neck bog near East Ferry. It was led by Jeff White and attended by Charles Cron, Joe Johnson, Jim Jotcham and Bob Kennedy. (iNat memberIDs: jeffwhite: bobkennedy)

The swamp starting from the side of the road right to the bog was full of skunk cabbage spathes just opening up to reveal the blooms inside. In the surrounding forest we saw a variety of lichens, including the rare Blue Felt Lichen (Pectenia plumbea) and more common Black Bordered Shingle Lichen (Parmeliella triptophylla) and Yellow Specklebelly Lichen (Pseudocyphellaria holarctica). The bog itself was largely dormant except for some evergreen leaves of Inkberry (Ilex glabra), a few mosses and very occasionally in sphagnum depressions, the minute spirals of Curly Grass Fern (Schizaea pusilla). While it was hard to see the brown sporangia amongst the dead leaves, the green curls of this tiny fern were easier to find than at other times of year.

Species of interest from this trip included the following:
Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), taxon_id=48961
Blue Felt Lichen (Pectenia plumbea), taxon_id=823668
Black Bordered Shingle Lichen (Parmeliella triptophylla), taxon_id=227227
Yellow Specklebelly Lichen (Pseudocyphellaria holarctica), taxon_id=700478
Inkberry (Ilex glabra), taxon_id=129347
Curly Grass Fern (Schizaea pusilla), taxon_id=168606
NOTE: the taxon_id number is the iNaturalist code number for the species.

Click here to view observations posted from this field trip. More photos may trickle in over time.

Click here to view observations of these species found in the past in the Digby area. Click on ‘observations’ to browse individual observations.

Publicado em 07 de abril de 2021, 07:38 TARDE por mkkennedy mkkennedy | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

iNat FAQ: Can I pin a location that I visit over and over again?

In the tutorial on how to upload observations using the web there were directions on how to pin locations.
These locations are associated with individual memberIDs and are not accessible to others so if a group of members all wish to replicate location info they will have to collaborate!

If on the other hand the objective is to define locations that are frequently visited by an individual iNatter simply assign a good name to be associated with a specific point with appropriate accuracy circle in metres.
When uploading the observation select the pinned name and then, if required, move the point around the map until at the location where the observation was made.

Species of conservation concern will automatically have the true coordinates (latitude and longitude) associated with an observation 'obscured'.

Publicado em 07 de abril de 2021, 10:39 MANHÃ por mkkennedy mkkennedy | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

iNat Tutorials : How to upload observations

Under the iNat HELP section there are a number of very useful tutorials.

Two of these tutorials describe how to add one observation or a batch of up to 50 observations.
-->To learn how to upload observations on a mobile device Click here.
-->To learn how to upload observations via the web Click here.

Check out another video describing how to duplicate an observation - perhaps your photo includes two species that can't or shouldn't be separated as they highlight interactions- examples could be a bee on a flower or a snail chewing on a plant. Other examples include galls and leaf miners.

Publicado em 07 de abril de 2021, 10:01 MANHÃ por mkkennedy mkkennedy | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Intro to iNaturalist Canada - Who/What is it?

The following points were extracted directly from the iNat web pages (

iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature.

The primary goal in operating iNaturalist is to connect people to nature, and by that they mean getting people to feel that the non-human world has personal significance, and is worth protecting.
The secondary goal is to generate scientifically valuable biodiversity data from these personal encounters.

iNaturalist Canada is led by the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) along with Parks Canada, NatureServe Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), which collectively make up the iNaturalist Canada Steering Committee. The platform is managed by the steering committee in collaboration with which is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

Anyone with a computer or smartphone with Internet can use iNat to: keep track of your own observations, w/ maps, calendars, journals, life lists, etc.; get help from the community in identifying what you observed

Publicado em 07 de abril de 2021, 09:40 MANHÃ por mkkennedy mkkennedy | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário