Geoffrey Cox

Unido: 31.may.2018 Última actividad: 23.sep.2021 iNaturalist Australia Patrocinador mensual desde septiembre 2020

I've always had an interest in the natural world, but I have no background in life sciences.

The majority of my observation are from South Australia.

Observations

I have no particular focus area. I'll record any taxon, but my observations tend toward life most frequently encountered, and that which can't scurry, hop, crawl, fly, swim, scamper, slither or glide away before I can take suitable photos.

When uploading observations I try to include multiple photographs and, where necessary, something for scale.

All my observation locations are recorded with a GPS enabled device and manually checked when uploading. Location accuracy is typically set to a conservative 20 metres.

If you add a comment to one of my observations, I will endeavour to reply. (Although it may take a few days).

All of my observations and photos are licenced CC-BY.

Identifications

When adding IDs I follow the guidance in the iNat Forum Wiki: Identification Etiquette on iNaturalist.

On my own observations I occasionally provide a coarse ID even if familiar with the species, in order to avoid biasing identifiers, and lower the risk of identifiers 'auto-agreeing'.

I only agree to identifications on my own observations after doing the requisite research, and refrain from 'auto-agreeing'.

I'll often ID already Research Grade observations as part of my learning process and to pick up occasional ID mistakes.

Although I err on the side of caution, from time to time I will no doubt make ID errors. If you find an error, please correct it and add an explanation so I can avoid such an error in the future.

ID Assistance Needed!

As of May 2021, I have 4,643 observations at Needs ID. Many have multiple clear photos and are relatively common in the region species where ID to Genus or species is relatively easy. A few have reached their ID limit from the photos. See the full list HERE.

Thank you to all the knowledgeable people that can provide IDs and guidance on iNat for taking the time to share that knowledge.

Below are a few filtered lists of observations of specific taxa that Need ID.

My Plant observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Lepidoptera observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Diptera observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Fungi observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Insect observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Arachnid observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Mollusc observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Orchid observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Moss, Liverwort & Hornwort observations that need ID confirmation: Click here
My Backyard observations that need ID confirmation (All taxa): Click here

iNaturalist Year in Review

iNat Year in Review 2018 Stats: Click here
iNat Year in Review 2019 Stats: Click here
iNat Year in Review 2020 Stats: Click here

Local Projects of Interest

A project open to all residents of South Australia: South Australian iNaturalists.

A project bringing together all observations inside the Protected Parks of South Australia.

A list of all iNat projects relating to South Australia: iNaturalist Projects List for South Australia.

Backyard Biodiversity

A project to record all the species found in my suburban backyard: Backyard Biodiversity (cobaltducks)

Equipment

Current:
Canon 550D + EF-S 55-250mm IS
Olympus TG-6 + FD-1 Flash Diffuser
Galaxy Note SM-N950F
TC WiFi Endoscope 5.5mm
Historic:
Olympus TG-870
Galaxy Note SM-N9005

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