20 de marzo de 2020

Walk in Creekshead and Weatherbee Preserves Saturday 21 March 1 - 5

In these challenging times, relax and reconnect with nature at the Creekshead and Weatherbee Preserves and see what's flowering, or flying, or burrowing, or swimming...

Please be prepared for muddy trails. We'll practice good social distancing, so bring your own water, snacks, hand sanitizer, and any other supplies you want.

We'll start at Creekshead, and as the trail isn't long, we'll continue on to Weatherbee.

Please see the full listing on the Ann Arbor/Washtenaw iNat project page, and we hope you can join us!

Anotado en marzo 20, viernes 23:43 por kitkestrel kitkestrel | 6 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de marzo de 2020

"How to Use iNaturalist" Webinar Still On Tonight Mar 17!

Hi everyone,

In this difficult time it's nice to know we can still safely participate in webinars :-)

In preparation for the City Nature Challenge*, we are still running the "How to Use iNaturalist" webinar.

Tuesday March 17, 6 - 7 pm

Login: https://zoom.us/j/5944709556

Audio: Zoom will ask if you want to join with computer (will use your pc's speakers and mike) or to call. Follow the prompts. If you want to call, use

+1 929 436 2866; Meeting ID: 594 470 9556

Please either do the computer audio or the phone - if you do both it produces awful feedback and echoing!

Topics will cover both the phone app (Android, pretty similar to iPhone) and the web application
- logging in
- making observations
- identifying observations
- exploring and searching your and others' observations
- finding more tutorials

We hope you can join us! And, as always, please let me know if you'd like to stop receiving notifications about CNC :-)

*The national CNC organization has modified this year's event to be a collaboration rather than a challlenge, and urges people to take advantage of the healing and peaceful qualities of nature, while remaining safe. We'll have more about this and the Ann Arbor/Washtenaw team's plans in a couple of days.

Anotado en marzo 17, martes 16:44 por kitkestrel kitkestrel | 6 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de marzo de 2020

News about the City Nature Challenge!

Hi there,

There are some new posts on the Ann Arbor CNC iNat project page if you are interested in checking them out:
1. Recording of "What is CNC?" webinar is now available, along with a pdf of the slides
2. Stewards' Circle meeting at Breugger's Bagels on using iNat and all about CNC
3. A complete listing of CNC-related events that we know about

If you decide to subscribe to the project, you'll probably get email notifications of the updates to the page - I think it depends on how you set your preferences and whether you are using the mobile app or the web. Or maybe not :-)

Cheers, Kit.
@kitkestrel
@a2naturalareapreservation

Anotado en marzo 09, lunes 05:00 por kitkestrel kitkestrel | 1 comentarios | Deja un comentario

27 de febrero de 2020

Webinar 3 March, 6 – 7 pm: All About the CNC Bioblitz and How You Can Be Part of It!

Learn about the City Nature Challenge, find out how to become a citizen scientist and help document the urban (and non-urban) wildlife around us. You can join organized activities before or during the CNC, or lead an activity, such as a wildflower observation walk, or a bird watch. Or you can go out on your own, with friends or make it a family event. You can go to parks or blitz your own back yard. You can observe and photograph wildlife, or help to identify what others observe, or both.

Our local CNC covers all of Washtenaw County, with a special emphasis on the urban areas. The observation period runs 24-27 April 2020, and the identification period is 28 April – 3 May 2020.

Join us for the webinar where we’ll explain all this and a great deal more! There will be short presentation and an opportunity to ask questions. There is no need to pre-register. The session will be recorded and will be available publicly within a few days after the webinar.

When: Tues 3 March 2020, 6 – 7 pm
How: Use your computer by going to https://zoom.us/j/5944709556 Meeting ID: 594 470 9556
Join the audio portion either through the website or by phoning +1 929 205 6099 US Meeting ID: 594 470 9556

By the way, the best way to be sure you get updates for the project is to subscribe to the iNat Ann Arbor CNC project at https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-ann-arbor, upper right corner.

Anotado en febrero 27, jueves 23:55 por kitkestrel kitkestrel | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de febrero de 2020

City Nature Challenge 2020 in Ann Arbor/Washtenaw: Your iNat IDs Will Help Us Win!

You are @'ed on this journal entry because you have IDed at least a couple of dozen observations in iNat in Washtenaw and/or the surrounding counties. If you'd rather not be copied in future, just let me know and I'll remove you.

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is spearheading Ann Arbor/Washtenaw’s participation in the 2020 City Nature Challenge (CNC), where cities spend 4 days in friendly competition to see who can get the most nature-based observations, species, participants, and more. Last year, the global CNC generated around 973,000 observations in those 4 days, and in Ann Arbor we had 315 observations. This year, we are working to increase participation and anticipate several thousand!

Because you’ve already earned your iNat ID street cred in southeast Michigan, we thought you might like to help ID observations from our area – observations only count if they’ve been identified! The CNC observation period is 24-27 April; ID starts with observations made on the 24th, and will go through 3 May.

If you’d like to participate in observations, please see the journal post right before this one.

If you’d like to participate in identification, we plan to have ID-related events, including a webinar on tips for IDing observations on iNat, ID parties (in person and maybe even virtual), finding folks willing to be tagged for help in particular taxa, and more.

If you’d like to receive updates on events, please sign up to the City Nature Challenge Ann Arbor project on iNat. You'll find more info at the other links too.
• Ann Arbor iNat CNC Project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-ann-arbor
• National (global) CNC Project: http://citynaturechallenge.org/
• Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ann.arbor.nap/posts/?ref=page_internal
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/a2NAP
• NAP website: https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/NAP/volunteering/Pages/CurrentVolunteerOpportunities.aspx

If you’d like to help organize, please contact me - it can be as low key or extravagant as you like! Here are just a few ideas:

Spread the word!
• Tell all your hiking, birding, herping, fishing, photography, etc., and especially iNat friends!
• Email/visit relevant organizations that might be interested in IDing and tell them about it
• Like and repost the social media posts (see links below)
• Hang a notice in your coffee shop!*

Host** an event before and/or during CNC!!
• Throw an ID party – get a knot of iNatters (what’s the collective for iNatters anyway?!) together during CNC and help each other out with IDs while snacking on beer and pizza, or tea and biscuits 😊
• Find or write up tip sheets for how to photograph spring taxa so they are easiest to ID. You’ve had to work with the photos – what makes it easier, or not?

Participate in an Event!!
Check out the iNat CNC Ann Arbor project page and NAP’s Facebook page for listings. There are just a couple of ID-related ones now – please share your ideas and let’s get more!
• What is CNC webinar***, Tues 3 March, 6 – 7 pm
• Stewardship Circle meeting – iNat tutorial, Tues 10 March, 7:30-8:30 am, Bruegger’s Bagels, 709 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, upstairs
• iNaturalist Training webinar***, Tues 17 March, 6 – 7 pm
• How to Take Good iNat Photos webinar***, Tues 7 April, 6 – 7 pm
• Where to Go to Bioblitz webinar***, Tues 21 April, 6 – 7 pm

* We have ad materials if you’d like to blanket an area (e.g., every shop in downtown Dexter that has a place to post notices – they are a nice lime green lol).
** What is “hosting”? Check out these docs. For example, for an ID party, provide info on what you’d like to do, where (your rec room, a school, a coffee shop…), when, whether you would like support, etc. We’ll announce it as a new event, then show up at the place and time, and have fun!
*** Dial-up for webinars: https://cdisc.zoom.us/j/3536044913 Either join with computer audio, or call in +1 929 436 2866 US (New York); Meeting ID: 353 604 4913. No need to pre-register - just dial in

More events will be added as people volunteer to host them 😊

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Anotado en febrero 14, viernes 23:01 por kitkestrel kitkestrel | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de febrero de 2020

City Nature Challenge 2020 in Ann Arbor/Washtenaw: Make Your iNat Observations Count!

You are @'ed on this journal entry because you have posted at least a couple of dozen observations in Washtenaw and/or the surrounding counties. If you'd rather not be copied in future, just let me know and I'll remove you.

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is spearheading local participation in the 2020 City Nature Challenge (CNC), where cities spend 4 days in friendly competition to see who can get the most nature-based observations, species, participants, and more.

Because you’ve already earned your iNat observation chops, we thought you might be interested in joining in 😊 The CNC observation period is 24-27 April, with identification happening 28 April – 3 May. We’ll be posting more about the event itself in the near future, but in the meantime, please see below, and the post before this one.

If you’d like to receive updates on related events, please sign up to the City Nature Challenge Ann Arbor project here on iNat. You'll find more info at the other links too.
• Ann Arbor iNat CNC Project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-ann-arbor
• National (global) CNC Project: http://citynaturechallenge.org/
• Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ann.arbor.nap/posts/?ref=page_internal
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/a2NAP
• NAP website: https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/NAP/volunteering/Pages/CurrentVolunteerOpportunities.aspx

If you are interested in helping to organize, please contact me - it can be as low key or extravagant as you like! Here are just a few ideas:

Spread the word!
• Tell all your hiking, birding, herping, fishing, photography, etc., friends!
• Email and visit relevant organizations and tell them about it – what other organizations do you belong to?
• Suggest good places for making observations
• Like and repost the social media posts (see links below)
• Hang a notice in your coffee shop!*

Host** an event before and/or during CNC!!
• Lead a walk in a favorite park
• Rain garden weeding party
• iNat tutorial
• Moth sheets
• Practice bioblitz
• Observation hike
• Restoration events
• Round up your local iNat buddies and have post-blitz ID parties

Participate in an Event!!
Check out the iNat CNC Ann Arbor project page for listings, including webinars, tutorials, walks and more! Here’s a start:
• What is CNC webinar***, Tues 3 March, 6 – 7 pm
• Stewardship Circle meeting – iNat tutorial, Tues 10 March, 7:30-8:30 am, Bruegger’s Bagels, 709 N University Ave
• iNaturalist training webinar*, Tues 17 March, 6 – 7 pm
• How to Take Good iNat Photos webinar*, Tues 7 April, 6 – 7 pm
• Where to Go to Bioblitz webinar*, Tues 21 April, 6 – 7 pm

* We have some flyers and things we can contribute if you’d like to blanket an area in notices (e.g., every shop in downtown Dexter that has a place to post notices – they are a nice lime green lol).
** What does “hosting” look like? It depends upon the event, but for a hike or walk, it would be to provide info on what you’d like to do, where, when, whether you would like support, and the like (we have a form 😊 ). We’ll then post a sign-up sheet and announce it as a new event, and could include a call for experts in a particular discipline, if appropriate. Then show up at the place and time, and have fun!
*** Dial-up for webinars: https://cdisc.zoom.us/j/3536044913 Either join with computer audio, or call in +1 929 436 2866 US (New York); Meeting ID: 353 604 4913. No need to pre-register - just dial in

More events will be added as people volunteer to host them 😊

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Anotado en febrero 13, jueves 06:11 por kitkestrel kitkestrel | 9 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de enero de 2020

CNC 2020!

For those not familiar with it, the City Nature Challenge is a bioblitz-style event in late April/early May where urban areas across the world "compete" to see who can make the most observations and identifications within that time period. This is the fifth one - the first was between San Francisco and LA. Last year almost 160 cities participated, and this year we're on track for over 250!

I'm helping to organize Ann Arbor/Washtenaw's participation along with NAP, and was hoping to draw on your expertise to help with some of the set up. You folks have street cred as far as nature in and around Washtenaw goes :-)

So, if you have a moment, I'd love your input. The link is a list of all of the preserves I have been able to find within Washtenaw - there are over 180! The criteria for inclusion are that the preserve has to be in Washtenaw, have some "wild" land and be open to the public.

Would you review the list and let me know any missing or incorrect info you can supply, and of any parks/preserves that are missing?

This is the link to the folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1byTuRgpll73ItO6xxJzuO7fkggTBqCPz?usp=sharing

and this is the link to the file with the lists of preserves https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IRvv3a769cPf0Rtr8paBWwnkCpE42b8n

And just for giggles, I've plotted them on a Google map https://drive.google.com/open?id=1byTuRgpll73ItO6xxJzuO7fkggTBqCPz

There are other things I'd like to pass by you if you are interested, but one thing at a time :-) And if you'd rather not be included in future notes just let me know :-)

Thanks!!!

Kit (KitKestrel)

@elliotgreiner @ken-potter @jokurtz @jaspersail @nathan20 @rawolinski @bugologist_beth @melissa515 @jonathantparker @lincoln @mokennon @mcaple

Anotado en enero 18, sábado 04:49 por kitkestrel kitkestrel | 9 comentarios | Deja un comentario

10 de agosto de 2019

Identifying and Differentiating Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida

In looking at field specimens, and reading monographs and identification books and sites, there are a number of characteristics that are suggestive of Impatiens capensis vs I. pallida. There does appear to be one characteristic that (at least based on everything I've observed thus far) may differentiate the two definitively, which is the observation by Justin Thomas from the Institute of Botanical Training, stating that:

On LARGER leaves of I. capensis, there are fewer teeth, typically no more than 9
On LARGER leaves of I. pallida, there are more teeth, typically over 9 up to 14.

I have put together a comparison table, along with the references I used, and stored it here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlrG7LkZ19f5kbcg_FDbsKuyp8N7dw?e=mxbCCq

My own observations are mostly from southern Michigan, and I welcome comments, additional characteristics, and especially if there are populations that don't follow the tooth number pattern.

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23 de junio de 2019

Observations that may be useful

Red smut on maple leaves: Eriophyes calaceris

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