Diario del proyecto City Nature Challenge 2020: Garden Route

09 de abril de 2020

Well, well, well.

We now have an additional 2 weeks of peace and quiet at home. Lockdown extended to 30 April which effectively prevents us from scouring the mountains, oceans and everything in between for anything to take a picture of.

This does not mean that the project will be closing. We may not be able to take 100’s or 1000’s of observations, but we can still do what we can in our confined areas.

The City Nature Challenge 2020: Garden Route is not going ahead as a challenge but will be as an activity.

There are 2 projects running concurrently that you can participate in.

Join us on our venture to the 2021 challenge.

Enjoy and be safe

Anotado en abril 09, jueves 22:37 por shauns shauns | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

08 de abril de 2020


Collection Project:
A Collection Project automatically draws in observations that meet a certain criterion.
For example:
Birds of the World [https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-of-the-world] collects any observation of a bird from anywhere in the world.
Bird hides in the Southern Cape (South Africa) [https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bird-hides-in-the-southern-cape-south-africa] only collects observations from bird hides where specific places have been created.
You do not have to join this kind of project for your observation to be included. It will automatically be done. But if you are not a member of the project then it will not display on your observation that it is included.

Umbrella Project:
An Umbrella Project is a collection of different projects. Like a directory it lists individual projects which fit into a theme.
For example:
NEMBA Alien Species (South Africa) [https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/nemba-alien-species-south-africa] includes 13 individual projects that all relate to invasive or prohibited species in South Africa.
You do not have to join this kind of project for your observation to be included. It will automatically be done. But if you are not a member of the project then it will not display on your observation that it is included.

Traditional Project:
A Traditional Project collects specific information that you feel is relating to a specific theme.
For example:
George Municipality Urban Edge [https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/george-municipality-urban-edge] only wants observations of trees planted on road verges in a given area.
For this type of project to work you need to join the project, then while uploading the observation add the observation to the project. It will then be included and visible in the project.

Below is a list of some projects you may be interested.
And if you do not find one here which you may want search the Projects at https://www.inaturalist.org/projects

AfriBats Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/afribats
AfriHerps Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/afriherps
Alien (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/alien-s-afr
Alien Biocontrol (s Afr) Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/alien-biocontrol-s-afr
Alien grasses of South Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/alien-grasses-of-south-africa
Biodiversity of South Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-south-africa
Biodiversity of southern Africa Umbrella Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-southern-africa
Biodiversity of southern Africa and surrounds Umbrella Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-southern-africa-and-surrounds
Bird hides in the Southern Cape (South Africa) Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bird-hides-in-the-southern-cape-south-africa
Birds of the World Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-of-the-world
Butterflies of Africa Umbrella Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterflies-of-africa
Butterflies of South Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterflies-of-south-africa
Crustacean Atlas Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/crustacean-atlas
Eggs (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/eggs-s-afr
Ericas of the Southern Cape Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ericas-of-the-southern-cape
Fabaceae of Southern Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fabaceae-of-southern-africa
Flora and Fauna of the Cape Floristic Region (s Afr) Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-and-fauna-of-the-cape-floristic-region-s-afr
Flora of Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-africa
Freshwater Fish of southern Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/freshwater-fish-of-southern-africa
Garden Route Botanical Garden Biodiversity Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/garden-route-botanical-garden-biodiversity
George Municipality Urban Edge Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/george-municipality-urban-edge
Glass Encounters Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/glass-encounters
Greater Cape Floristic Region Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/greater-cape-floristic-region
Habitats (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/habitats-s-afr
Herps of southern Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/herps-of-southern-africa
invasive (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/invasive-s-afr
Jumping Spiders of Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/jumping-spiders-of-africa
Juveniles & Larvae (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/juveniles-larvae-s-afr
Ladybird Beetles of the World Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ladybird-beetles-of-the-world
Lichens of southern Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/lichens-of-southern-africa
Mating pair (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/mating-pair-s-afr
MEDICAL EMERGENCY (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/medical-emergency-s-afr
Moulting & Exuviae (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/moulting-exuviae-s-afr
NEMBA Alien Species (South Africa) Umbrella Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/nemba-alien-species-south-africa
Nests & Nesting (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/nests-nesting-s-afr
Orthoptera Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/orthoptera
Passes of the Cape Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/passes-of-the-cape
Pillar Parade (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/pillar-parade-s-afr
Poolkill (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/poolkill-s-afr
Powerkill (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/powerkill-s-afr
Sandy Beaches (s Afr) Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sandy-beaches-s-afr
Scorpions of the World Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/scorpions-of-the-world
Sea Coral Atlas (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sea-coral-atlas-s-afr
Sea Fish Atlas (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sea-fish-atlas-s-afr
Sea Shell Atlas (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sea-shell-atlas-s-afr
Sea Slug Atlas (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sea-slug-atlas-s-afr
SeaKeys (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/seakeys-s-afr
Seashore Vegetation (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/seashore-vegetation-s-afr
Seaweed Atlas (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/seaweed-atlas-s-afr
Sedgefield Island Conservancy Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sedgefield-island-conservancy
Sedges of Africa Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sedges-of-africa
Skulls & Skeletons (s Afr) Traditional Project (Add to observation) https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/skulls-skeletons-s-afr
South African Red List: Plants and Animals Umbrella Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/south-african-red-list-plants-and-animals
Southern African Birds Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/southern-african-birds
Waterbeetles (s Afr) Collection Project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/waterbeetles-s-afr

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04 de abril de 2020

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02 de abril de 2020

All South Africa Lockdown projects

for all South Africa Lockdown projects

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30 de marzo de 2020

Garden Route (South Africa) Lockdown project

An interim project for everyone to play with:

Anotado en marzo 30, lunes 13:13 por shauns shauns | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

29 de marzo de 2020

Have you tested your knowledge yet?

A cool little challenge you can take at any to test your knowledge on animals, plants & fungi.

If you are a iNat user you can even be tested on your own observations.

Developed by Jonny Kalambay

Anotado en marzo 29, domingo 22:37 por shauns shauns | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

26 de marzo de 2020

Now is the time

With forced inactivity we will now have time to sit down and review our observations on iNat.

* Take a virtual tour to locations you have been and remind yourself of what you saw.
* Explore areas online you would still like to visit.
* Spend time trying to id obserations you never got around to.
* Check your archives on your computer. There may be obs you forgot to upload.

Be safe

Anotado en marzo 26, jueves 07:40 por shauns shauns | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

22 de marzo de 2020

Cloud Connect WIFI Hot Spots

These are Cloud Connect WIFI Hot Spots that can be used for posting observations.

Hoekwill Cafe DV - Hoekwil Cafe, Hoekwil
Beans about Coffee Cnr Church - Church Corner c/o Church and Courtney Street
Boardwalk Lodge - Boardwalk Lodge, Constantia Drive, Wilderness
MBS-KWA-Hillcrest - Bill Geffrey Ave, D'Almeida, Mossel Bay, 6506
Blanco Com Hall - 3 George Street, Blanco, George
Eden Meander Mall - Eden Meander Lifestyle Centre, c/o Knysna and N2, George
Wayside in - Hoekwil Wayside Inn Woodville
Upstairs Harry's - 112 York Street, George
WDN CBD Caltex - Caltex Garage, George Road, Wilderness
Beans about Coffee York - 119 York Street, George
Knysna Waterfront - Knysna Quays, Waterfront Road, Knysna
Golfers Heaven - 8 Longbridge Road, Kingswood Golf Estate, George
Knysna Waterfront Drydock - Knysna Quays, Waterfront Road, Knysna
Court House - c/o York and Courtney Street, George
Krust Hotspot - Krust Coffe Shop, Eden Meander Lifestyle Centre, George
Coffee and More - 103 Meade Street, George Central, George
Lancewood Prim - Hoekwil; -33.944761, 22.737928
Touwsranten-Shop - Bester Street, Hoekwil -33.954656, 22.620728
DV-BAR-Garden Route-Trail Park - Farleigh Road, Karatara, Hoekwil
Beyers Koshuis - Meyer Street, Bergsig, George
Point Caravan Park - Point Road, Mossel Bay Point, Mossel Bay
Meade Cafe - 91 Meade Street, George
101-Meade Street - 101 Meade Street, George
Herold Meander - Herold, George
-33.845542, 22.444859
Botanical Gardens - 49 Caledon Street, George
DV-HKW-Touwstanten-School - Bester Street, Hoekwil; -33.956722, 22.617942
DV-GRG-Rosemore-Comm-Center - 31 Woltemade Street, Rosemoore, George; -33.976198, 22.483265
DV-African-Sun - Geelhoutboom Road, Blanco, George
DV-GRG-Oubaai - Oubaai Golf Club, Herolds Bay, George
DV-WDN-Kleinkrantz - Protea Road, Kleinkrantz, Wilderness
GRG-George Youth Cafe - Market Street, George Central. George
DV-Oubaai-Clubhouse - Oubaai Golf Clubhouse, Herolds Bay, George
DV-HeroldsbayHotel - Heroldsbay Hotel and Apartments, Heroldsbay
Sandpiper-Hotspot - Sandpiper Cape Cottages, Boggomsbaai
DV-WDN-Salinas - Salinas Restaurant, Wilderness
DV-FarmersMarket - N2 Road, Kraaibosch, George
DV-GRG-Vicbay - Victoria Bay Beach, George
UNI-UniondaleClinic - 56 R339, Uniondale, 4600
UNI-Haarlem-Clinic - Haarlem Clinic, Haarlem
GRG-ThembalethuWT - Water Tower, Sandkraal Road, Thembalethu, George
DV-GRG-Cactus - Courtney Street, George Central, George
DV-GRG-Hospital-1st-Floor - c/o Langenhoven & Davidson Road, George
DV-MSB- Kwanonqaba Mall, 247 Dyabaza Street, Kwanonqaba, Mossel Bay, 6506
WDN NSRI - Wilderness Lagoon Beach, Wilderness
DV-Shenanigans - 62 York Street, George
DV-GRG-Pacaltsdorp-Saverite - Mission road, Pacaltsdorp, George

Anotado en marzo 22, domingo 17:05 por shauns shauns | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

20 de marzo de 2020

Thank you to supporters

As the City Nature Challenge gathers momentum, we want to thank businesses that have supported it and made their place available to host training sessions and promoting the Challenge.
A BIG thank you
So, next time you want to go out for a cuppa or bite, you know who to go and support.

In George:
Ground Control in York Street @ 117 York street
Caloroso Roaster & Eatery @ 103 Meade Street
FOOD Co @ Cnr. 4th Street and Knysna Road
Root Coffee Roasters @ Wellington Square, or Paddagat

Salinas Beach Restaurant @ 458 Zundorf Lane
Fláva Café on George Rd
The Girl's on the Square @ 1 Owen Grant Street
Kaaimans Restaurant on N2, Kaaimans River Pass

De Rust:
Village Trading Post on Schoeman Street
Herrie's On Route 62 @ 5 Schoeman Street
Ray's Coffee Shop on Schoeman Street

Nadine's Corner on Leisure Isle @ 12 Kingsway, Leisure Island

Slow Roasted Coffee @ Mosaic Village, Paul Kruger Street (next to the Engen Garage off the N2)

Mossel Bay:
The Merchant Coffee @ 78c Bland St
Bartolomeu Dias Museum @ 1 Market St

We understand in the current situation and people will not be partying as much as usual.
Time from now we will look back and want to chat about history in a relaxing environment and to socialize.

Anotado en marzo 20, viernes 07:11 por shauns shauns | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

19 de marzo de 2020

INaturalist - Southern Africa on the City Nature Challenge

"Officially, the City Nature Challenge will go ahead internationally, but not as a competition, but as an activity"

See full post @:

Anotado en marzo 19, jueves 13:21 por shauns shauns | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario