#IdentiFriday is the happiest day of the week

I chipped in a couple hundred Penstemon and Cercocarpus in Southern California! It’s just a fraction of the pile, but it’s something :>

If you have pointers for the Cercocarpus that aren’t birchleaf or curlleaf, I’m all ears.

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Another Friday is here! I still need help with either Far East observations or Altai ones, thank you everyone for your help 2 weeks ago! There’re birds, plants+fungi, molluscs and insects/spiders/millipeds that need the most attention, if anyone can id fish or crabs, there’re some too.

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I worked through a few random things today. I don’t recognize much on your links, sorry.

Since the CNC, new observations are accumulating at roughly 150,000 per day. That’s crazy!

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That’s ok! Yeah, would be cool to see statistics at the end of the year and compare % to 2021.

150,000 a day?!? Wow.

OK, I am looking forward to when there are a million identifiers on iNat - but that’s about four times the number we have now!

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Another way to look at it
2022, Jan 1 to Jun 9 = 14,977,440 verifiable observations uploaded (93,609 per day)
2021, Jan 1 to Jun 9 = 12,941,387 verifiable observations uploaded (80,884 per day)

Also:
May 29, 2007 to Dec 31, 2018 = 15,009,113 verifiable observations uploaded

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It’s great iNat is growing so much, but as an active identifier, I feel a little overwhelmed.

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That’s because number of iders is hardly changing compared to observers, I check everything uploaded befor Jan 1 vs current stats: it was 239 137 iders/1 981 197 observers, now it’s 254 583 iders/2 215 145 observers, so for 5 months we got +15 446 iders(+6,5%)/233 948 observers (+11,8%). And how much each of them id/observe?

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If I may make a little suggestion for people here, species complex identifications can be nice little projects to work on. Don’t feel like meticulously inspecting every last marking on a bug to figure out a species? Well you don’t have to if the species is impossible to identify beyond the complex/section/genus level! With enough free time, boredom, and coffee, you can get through a hundred posts in a day.

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I am still chewing on the Western Cape residue from CNC (about 2K to go)

And have added proteas to my list of URLs
https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/63779-please-help-manage-our-proteas

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I wish I could do more with arthropods, but I find I can’t even keep up with the flood of plants in my region (New England). I do ID an occasional Eastern Newt or Blue Dasher or Rosy Maple Moth, but those plants keep me busy!

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I became an apparent continental expert on millipedes just by helping move Narceus species to a complex. ;)

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I have to work outside all day … If I’m not too tired, I’ll check back for some Netflix and iNat at home. Have fun everyone!

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Friday in New Zealand… it’s winter and the weather is terrible! I might do some identifying seeing as outside is unappealing :)
I’m currently working my way through unknowns from January… There are about 5800 left, and I have reviewed half of those and can add nothing more to them personally. When I’m done with January I’ll start on… Feb! Feel free to join me :laughing:

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Did about 75 old observations of plants (large proportion in Asteraceae) in my local area. I’m done for today I think.

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Did some of my usuals today (certain spider families) and went also through one spider genus I did not pay attention to in quite a while and was able to push some to species ID or RG

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Ided 31 pages of insects, just to wake up to more than there were yesterday.

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Yaeh, you have to pick out certain specific taxa within your group of specialty… that is more rewarding :-)

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But that is my specialty.)

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National Forests in New Mexico have reopened after 1-6 inches of rain across the state in the last 10 days, so I’ll see y’all on the trails this weekend!

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