I feel like that second vertical line from the left has me written all over it. I often find monotypics and push them along, I’m from a small forgettable place, so those are the places I like to focus on, and love IDing outliers and oddballs haha.
What does “go auto-pilot” mean?
Only that not much brain power will be required. The other thread described it as “robot mode”
maybe you could put audio observations on the bingo card
Tried a blackout until I reached tha last square :-( … as I have been moving quite a bit between continents lately I completely gave up on physical ID-Books.
Tried all the other ones. Some where fun.
I find it also super usefull to have those links to different approaches combined here as I never remember all the tricks and quirks that are mentioned here and there. That´s pretty cool. Is there a page somewhere that has those search-approaches collected?
I admit I made the “consult a physical copy of a field guide” square for myself because I own tons of books I never use. Certainly if you don’t have any books, feel free to use an online resource that isn’t iNat.
you can find a whole list of reliable sources on the About page for each taxon! Go take a look.
Honestly I do think that’s a good square. We need to remember that real field guides exist, and anyway it’s more fun to use one than an internet source! I recommend getting some from a library if you don’t own any, though I don’t know how that works outside the US.
I am not too destroyed that I didn’t blackout the list :)
I used to have tons of field guides and books about nature (and they are still somewhere in a family attic). However, since I am forced to do my research without them, I started to appreciate the possibilities on up-to-date and often more detailed research online (I use a lot of original descriptions and recent scientific work now). It often takes longer and more effort to get to avgoal, but I feel it is often more profound and sustainable knowledge I end up with.
This is BEYOND brilliant.
I dream of this becoming some type of virtual bioblitz feature on iNat, that one could subscribe to.
Thanks! I might whip up another this Friday as well
Just for giggles, if I ever see a Ginkgo still “unknown,” I’m going to ID it just to phylum.
That’s the “back someone up” square :) I just didn’t explain it well
New Friday, New Card!
|add annotations||find out the top identifer of your own observations, and see if you can ID any of theirs*||help out the Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge 2021 (Nov 1 through 14)||review your past IDs that are now maverick*||ID things at least a year old|
|scope out a possible vacation destination||ID some unknowns||try some audio observations||use one of the Frequently Used Resonces||exceed your usual number of IDs per day|
|ID things observed during any November||ID staff member observations||FREE||try something new from the search URL tutorial||mark something captive|
|refine something currently at kingdom||add an observation to a project||tag a friend for help||dive into life||correct a computer vision mistake|
|consult a source outside of iNaturalist||Find out your most observed species and do some IDs for that species*||back someone up: use ident_user=[username] in your URL||Go auto-pilot on a common and easy species||ID observations by new users|
*In these links you have to edit the URL to insert your own username instead of USERNAME. (Side note, in this exercise I found out that if you don’t specify a username in the mavericks URL, it returns all mavericks, which is pretty cool.)
Another time - can you tweak the ‘all mavericks’ to show needs ID?
If they are at (consensus) Research Grade - it makes the list LONG
The https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications page doesn’t accept filtering by quality grade. You can choose a taxon (&taxon_id=), but that’s really the only useful way to narrow it down. If you don’t mind looking at a page with much more difficult formatting, the API will return a similar list, with much more possible filters. So for example, here’s 200 maverick plant IDs on Needs ID observations in South Africa. I promise the link to each observation is in there, just buried under the carrots. (For example, expand “results” then “0” then “observation” and then look for the line that says URL.)
Thank you. I can’t get my head around that one … but I do scoop up URLs to bookmark.
I fiddled with it, and the main problem for me was that I have already reviewed most of the results for my area, but I wasn’t able to remove those observations from the list. It’s not really a workable solution I guess.
I do use this URL
which I have bookmarked as Life Disagreement
Limited to my place of greater Cape Town
No longer know who I need to thank for that one - so will thank you!
Very satisfying to move on the many where botanists and zoologists refuse to talk to each other and use the same name … Crassula … the shell or the succulent. Sigh.