That’s awesome, congrats! “Small” as it may seem, I was elated to hit 1,000 myself. Every milestone deserves to be celebrated, even the early ones! Great job!
I remember being happy about my 1000th observation just four months ago. Then I went on an all-out observation craze after getting a good macro setup and exponentially growing my knowledge… It just hit me right now that I’m at 2,214 observations.
Small potatoes add up quickly!
Macro opens a new world, huh? Makes me sit in one place a long time, usually in amazement
7,000 observations on May 3 :)
I was hoping to hit 10.000 observations this year, but it seems rather unlikely to hit that milestone this year…so I am celebrating my 9.000 observations I hit today instead :-)
I’m coming up on 10k identifications for other people and I’m also hoping to climb the ranks this summer in my jobs project
After a new Miridae and Braconidae last night, I have recorded 1,000 yard insect species (on 0.2 acres). I consider this an iNaturalist milestone, because most of them would not be identified without this community.
That is impressive! Really cool!
Almost 1,400 yard species now and from 173 to 286-ish moths since last August.
The real milestone today is 10,000 observations and 188,000 identifications! Enjoy your memorial day weekends, everyone (okay, mostly Americans).
In most of Europe, it’s a holiday weekend to celebrate Pentecost/Whitsuntide, so it’s not just the Americans getting Monday off.
188,000 identifications! That is quite an accomplishment - thank you!
Meanwhile, in (parts of) Asia, today is the commemoration of Buddha’s birth, with Monday being a national holiday in South Korea.
Finally broke thru into the last thousand Unknowns from CNC for Cape Town.
This residue is predominantly either - not marked Cultivated - or too blurry / wide. But maybe I will find something worth the 1K marathon?
A while back I observed a strange dead fish in a pond I visit regularly. After some discussion, we determined it was a Ripsaw Catfish someone had dumped. This observation is the first ‘wild’ one in North America and appears as the first result of “Observations of Relatives” for this species. That’s a first for me!
Hit 2k observations today, and 10k IDs this week!
My slightly sleep-deprived brain understood that as “10k IDs just this week” and I felt deeply ashamed. That gave me the motivation to grab a coffee and break 1k. I still need to do much more (I’ve got a seal observation that I’ll upload once I’m done with the rest of the backlog and I’ve hit 2k IDs). I also hit 100 bird species last week!
10K IDs is a much appreciated milestone.
I forgot about writing my milestone, but last week I reached 15K IDs and I’m about to reach 16K now, I’m just 400 IDs away from that number. Pretty sure I’ll make it this week.
I’ve had pretty severe tennis elbow the past few months (I think from holding up my camera with one hand during two recent trips. Annoying moving moth sheets!) so I haven’t been identifying as much. I passed 90k IDs lately, but am definitely falling behind this year and need to step it up when I’m better.
Thanks for all your hard work, everyone.