Noticias del proyecto City Nature Challenge 2019: ABQ

03 de mayo de 2019

Identification Tips for City Nature Challenge

ABQ-area naturalists made an incredible 8,170 (and counting) observations over the four days of the City Nature Challenge! From now until 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 5, we are encouraging everyone to view observations and make identifications. If you aren't sure about an identification, it's best to err on the side of caution and go with the family or genus instead of the species.

Here are some tips about identification on iNaturalist:
On iNaturalist, other users are encouraged to add identifications to each other’s observations in order to confirm or improve the Community Identification. If your ID of your observation differs from the community’s assessment and you prefer that your ID take priority, just reject the community ID by clicking the "Reject?" link above the community ID. You can also opt-out of community IDs entirely by editing your settings.

Please do not simply “Agree” with an ID that someone else has made without confirming that you understand how to identify that taxon. An identification confirms that you can confidently identify it yourself compared to any possible lookalikes. If you agree with the ID without actually knowing the taxon, it may reach Research Grade erroneously.

There are several types of IDs:
Leading: Taxon descends from the community taxon. This identification could be leading toward the right answer.
Improving: First suggestion of this taxon that the community subsequently agreed with. This identification helped refine the community taxon.
Supporting: Taxon is the same as the community taxon. This identification supports the community ID.
Maverick: Taxon is not a descendant or ancestor of the community taxon. The community does not agree with this identification.

Anotado en mayo 03, viernes 00:03 por selenac selenac | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

16 de abril de 2019

City Nature Challenge Public Events

Check out all the great events our partners have planned!

QUESTIONS ABOUT iNATURALIST?
Create an iNaturalist account and join our project at: https://tinyurl.com/ABQcityNature

All observations made in iNaturalist in Bernalillo County during April 26-29 will count toward our total. It is not necessary to join the project or add observations to the project.

Why can't I add my observation to CNC ABQ project from the app (since there's a field in the app that says "Project")? It's a quirk of the app, but rest assured that ALL the observations made within Bernalillo County during April 26-29 *will* make it into the project--usually within 5-15 minutes, if not sooner. If you join the CNC ABQ project, you can see a notification on your observations (when looking at them via the website) that shows it's part of the project.

If you have an iNaturalist question, you can email help@inaturalist.org. The CNC iNaturalist forum has a useful FAQ section: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/frequently-asked-questions-city-nature-challenge/2337.

CITY NATURE CHALLENGE PUBLIC EVENTS
Friday, April 26
2:00 - 3:00 pm Campus Bird and Nature Walk - meet at the bridge at the UNM Duck Pond
6:00 - 7:30 pm Bosque Sunset Nature Walk - RSVP required, sign-up at play.cabq.gov

Saturday, April 27
8:30 am Nature Walk at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park ($3 day use fee)
9:00 am New Mexico Herpetological Society’s Bill Gorum will be at Tingley Beach. Meet at the SE parking lot and bring your phone (with the iNaturalist app), sunscreen, and water.
9:00 am Hike at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center
RSVP required, contact devoncox.cox7@gmail.com for details.
10:00 am New Mexico Herpetological Society’s Brandon Bourassa (@CrocGypsy) will be at the Volcanoes. Meet at the shade structure at the Volcanoes day use area. Bring your phone (with the iNaturalist app), sunscreen, and water.
10:00 am New Mexico Herpetological Society’s John Ruyak will be at the Cedro Creek Nature Trail.
DM on Twitter @nmherpsociety or New Mexico Herpetological Society on Facebook to RSVP.
10:30 am Nature Walk at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park ($3 day use fee)
10am - 3pm Observe at Art along the Rio Grande at Hubble House and
on a bus tour to Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Sunday, April 28
Noon - 5:00 pm Bernalillo County Spring Family Fun Day at Bachechi Open Space
9521 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
1:00 - 2:30 pm Family Nature Walk at ABQ Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
2:00 - 3:30 pm Guided walk to observe all living things at Raven Pond (between 2200 and 2300
Don Andres Road SW) AMAFCA drainage basin south of Rio Grande High School

Monday, April 29
10:00 - 11:00 am Campus Bird and Nature Walk - meet at the bridge at the UNM Duck Pond
8:30 pm New Mexico Herpetological Society’s Josh Emms will be leading a gecko hunt at
Piedras Marcadas Park. Meet at the shade structure at Piedras Marcadas Park (Eagle Ranch and Coors). Bring your phone (with the iNaturalist app), sunscreen, and water.

Identify & Celebrate
Do you like identifying wildlife to the family, genus or species level? Join us for one or more of these events for fun and refreshments. Amateur and professional biologists and naturalists welcome!

Tuesday, April 30
4:00 - 7:00 pm at Draft & Table in the Student Union Building, University of New Mexico

Saturday, May 4
4:00 - 6:00 pm at Explora!

Anotado en abril 16, martes 01:39 por pbgrebe pbgrebe | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

10 de marzo de 2019

Calling all ABQ-area naturalists!

Make iNaturalist observations in Bernalillo County during the City Nature Challenge (April 26-29, 2019) to help Albuquerque compete against cities around the world. http://citynaturechallenge.org/

Help others learn how to use iNaturalist:
Sat, April 6 at South Valley Library (10:30 am -noon)
Sun, April 14 at Cherry Hills Library (1-2:30 pm)
Mon, April 15 at Taylor Ranch Library (6-7:30 pm)
Wed, April 24 at Juan Tabo Library (10:00-11:30 am)

Join this project to receive updates about other ways to participate.

Contact: cnc.abq@gmail.com

@jnstuart @alexanderprice @iliafes @mjones2 @phnix_risin @dgidcumb @ehjalmarson @mjandersen @brandtmagic @pbgrebe @stoat77 @jenny109 @smnhc @weisburd @dontomberlin @colleen-mcroberts2012 @mike-sanchez @kim_score_birdingpal @bio_prof @kimfike

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08 de marzo de 2019

Learn to use iNaturalist!

We are hosting iNaturalist training sessions for the public at library branches around the city. Join us, and start practicing with iNaturalist for the big event!

Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:30 - noon
South Valley Library
3904 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, USA

Sunday, April 14th 1-2:30pm
Cherry Hills Library
6901 Barstow St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA
Monday, April 15th 6-7:30pm
Taylor Ranch Library
5700 Bogart St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, USA

Wednesday, April 24 10-11:30am
Juan Tabo Library
3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA

Join our iNaturalist event at:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2019-abq
& email CNC.ABQ@gmail.com with any questions!

Anotado en marzo 08, viernes 21:31 por pbgrebe pbgrebe | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

15 de febrero de 2019

Watch this space!

We'll be posting details about observing events across the city in the space. Please 'Join' our project above, and check back here in mid-March and up until April 26 for news of new CNC events around town!

Anotado en febrero 15, viernes 21:32 por cncabq cncabq | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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