well-done all!

This project is indeed thriving, with over 1000 observations now.
I often turn to this collection to help identify plants in the field, especially in the cold seasons.
Thanks, everybody, for your dedicated work!

Publicado por ellen5 ellen5, 30 de março de 2018, 01:13 AM

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I'm posting the observations made by people who I follow or any other photo that I see which shows the fruit or seeds. Do you want repeats? In other words, when I see a species that has already had observations shown in this project, do you still want it to be included? I especially post it to this project if the photo is exceptional.

Publicado por suz mais de 1 ano antes (Sinalizar)
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Don't feel like you have to, if it's a bother, but i'm very open to redundant information; certainly. Go for it!
And Nathan is exceedingly clever at comparing phenotypic variation across different geographic areas. So that's an additional resource that can be mined

Publicado por ellen5 mais de 1 ano antes (Sinalizar)
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This iNaturalist project differs from most in that the intent is to provide assistance in identifying fruit and seeds. Consequently, I am providing lots of entries from my wild collected seeds that are now in cultivation as I know exactly what they are. One piece of information that I would find of value in this project is when seeds/fruits are ripe for collection and when they are not. Also, with many plants, blooms are not present when seeds/fruits are present. I have thought about posting associated bloom pictures (from an earlier time) along with the current pictures. What is your opinion about adding bloom pictures from an earlier time? Without them, it will be hard to get verification of identifications of these entries.

Publicado por obidaddy mais de 1 ano antes (Sinalizar)
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I don't know what @ellen5 intended when she created this project, but I think it would be great. It helps with ID plus it educates those of us who are not as knowledgeable.

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It can become more than whatever our first intentions were -- because many minds are smarter than one. (Especially my untrained one.)
Regarding non-synchronous observations, iNat is configured so that each observation is a snapshot in time. However, it's valuable to link an observation series (blooms on day x with fruits on day y with seeds on day z), as you have suggested, @obidaddy. Lots of users have requested this feature. The current options for doing this are:
1) assemble them in a mini-project. You'll have to create a new one each time, and give it a clever name.
2) Create a unique tag and apply it to the group of observations -- much simpler!
3) use the observation number (found in the URL), and attach that in the descriptions or comments
I like number 2 as being the most sensible, but number 3 is much more obvious to other users who stumble across your findings

Publicado por ellen5 mais de 1 ano antes (Sinalizar)
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@ellen5, @obidaddy, for years I've been adding photos taken at a different time to an observation that I'm posting. I just comment in the description that the photo of the flowers (for example) were taken on .........................and then, I give the date. Or I state that this observation is a follow up to another one, and I paste the observation number.

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