iNat Milestones

Last week I hit 2000 observations, over 500 species, and I’m getting pretty close to 6,500 identifications!

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Yes, that describes it. I learned (barely retained?) it as the RETICULAR ACTIVATING SYSTEM.
Now, I’ll remember it better!

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I noticed this milestone on holiday!

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I finally finished uploading all of the observations that I got before my 1 year anniversary.

I didn’t quite make 365 species, but I’m kind of amazed that I came as close as I did.

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Managed to surpass 2400 observations and 800 species yesterday!

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after some Sunday morning Penstemon IDs

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Nice work!

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Had I been more focused on uploading my backlog of vacational observations (i.e. several new species for me), the ‘species’ number might also have been in reach of a nice round milestone number…

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I find 7000 different ‘species’ incredibly impressive, well done! What an excellent achievement!

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Not a personal milestone, but I was just startled to see that the number of verifiable hoverfly observations observed in 2022 is exactly 170 000! Maybe identify a few more and it might be exactly 1000 species too…

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This isn’t too bad. Only 4 away from 1600. I’d probably be there by now if I wasn’t having some issues with my feet lately. Still though I think it’s rather neat most of these were done around my neighborhood. I will do my best to get to 1600 by the end of October!

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I guess this is more impressive? I don’t really care to judge on observation amount since I have such a hard time with my disabilities, so I’m happy when I’m able to get out at all. I suspect there’s a few out there who feel the same. It is to be shown here though that most of my site contribution is Identification. There’s a select number of species I am very fond of and like to think I’m familiar enough with so I’m going through and finding old, skipped over, or possibly mis-ID’d animals. A lot of those are also location specific IDs; mostly state and in-county as I always enjoy seeing what people find where I am. I do prefer to stick to what I’m most familiar with but I will stray outside to different countries if it’s a specific genus.

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Thanks for your ID-work! Cannot be appreciated enough :smiling_face:… and I am sure you will those 1600 in time

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That is really cool! Congrats! Can you tell us more about how you track it? Do you keep a separate list or spreadsheet when you notice that you have the first IDed observation of that group in that place?

I use the list function on iNaturalist. When I make or receive an ID and I see the map is empty, I add it. I track yard species in an external spreadsheet. https://www.inaturalist.org/lists/4369063-Firsts--state-or-higher--or-Notable-Species-Observed

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Thanks! I am hoping to add more to my warbler list since the weather is blowing in many birds rather early this year. It’s just a matter of making the effort and I have the motivation but the weather has unfortunately been less cooperative.

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I hit the 800 species mark today after a fun weekend of wildlife watching. I need 76 more observations to hit 1500 so that’s my next target.

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I wonder what is the largest number of observations by one observer whose number of species is exactly the same as their number of observtions. It appears that the higher our observation numbers go, the bigger a gap we tend to see between that and our number of species.

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https://www.inaturalist.org/people/botaneek
10 K species
but twice as many obs.
(And then nearly 40 K IDs)

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Just hit 20000+ identifications and I’m creeping up on 4K observations. Observations are becoming a little harder to find now that we are in fall in my neck of the woods. That just means I spend more time drinking hot chocolate and identifying though. I’ve already done a few hundred more than I did in september

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Still continuing my south east asia plant identification marathon. Among plant observations from phylum to class of the year 2023, less than 1,000 are still waiting for my review (down from 5-6,000); but for all years, it is still 45,000…
At least, when it comes to the “Unknown/Life” group, I got rid of all of them - but upto 200 may be added freshly a day…

And I must admit, that most often, I just hit r. And very often x. And most ids I give are not better than dicots. But a few gems could be detected.

Wanna try yourself? Here’s the link:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?per_page=100&order_by=random&photos=true&verifiable=true&place_id=6967%2C7002%2C6847%2C90097%2C6966%2C6992%2C7001&hrank=regnum&lrank=class&taxon_id=47126&year=2023

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