iNat Milestones

Been there, done that. Ditto for Lepidoptera.

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Going to take a while to catch up annotations to IDs, but making a dent

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Passed 1.5k observations and 400 species thanks to a fishing trip with my dad, and recently hit 25k IDs as I’m trying to ID every unreviewed pacific salmonid observation. It’s a lot, but I’m getting there. I have no clue how some of y’all survived to 100k+ IDs with annotations :sweat_smile:

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Surviving the identifier journey: one day at a time, for years.

We’re in this for the long haul. ;-)

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It feels a little tiring sometimes, but I’m always learning something new or teaching others, and it feels really satisfying looking back at how much I’ve learned from this community in just 8 months :heart:

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I just reached 20 000 identifications :D

That is in stark contrast to the mere 214 annotations I have. I guess I should start annotating more

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Dicots? You say Dicots?
Wait a little.
Enjoy the moment you get only to Angiosperms.
Wait a little.
Enjoy the moment you get only to Tracheophyta…

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not a plant person here: are angiosperms and Tracheophyta a massive pain to ID or something?

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Tracheophyta = all plants with a vascular system. Flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and a couple other groups. Includes Angiosperms.

Angiosperms = flowering plants. Everything from magnolias to daisies, grasses to lilies, oak trees, to beans.

So the idea is, they had to identify some of his observations to one or the other of these very large groups, because they couldn’t be more precise. The observations were very hard to ID. Of course, some Tracheophytes and some Angiosperms are easy to ID.

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ah thank you for the context!

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Imagine if iNat advised people on uploading - to dump it in Animals for the animal people to pick thru for bird butterfly bat beaver buffalo bee … oh and fishy things too.

That is what iNat gives plant people. And just the single icon for all those ‘green plants’
Any placeholder text is also helpfully destroyed.

For Context
Honest Unknown 653 K
Plants to Kingdom 830 K a third more!
Animals to Kingdom only 71 K - an order of magnitude less

But really all 3 should be counted together as - daunting - Needs ID - 1554 K

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Holy cow (or rather, holy dicot/ tracheophyta?) that is a great comparison, thank you.

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I recently passed my 3-year anniversary! About 2 weeks ago on the main site and today on the forums. And what a wonderful 3 years it’s been for me here! :)

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I totally missed this: in addition to having 5000 species in Vienna, I surpassed at around the same time:

  • 6000 for Austria
  • 7500 worldwide

As I will shift appartment soon, my backyard/indoor count will have a final number of around 1350 (wild) species.

Also, just surpassed 50,000 IDs and am very pleased with my annotations (first time I checked this number)

That’ a wrap!

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currently at 3264 species and 23396 Identifications at the tine of writing, hopefully I can hit 4000 species by the end of the year but I don’t have the highest of hopes.

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And beyond that, most of those hardly identified plant observations are LOL only (=lots of leaves), that is no flowers or fruits shown, and typically lack a photo of the whole plant either.
Don’t know what could correspond to such a lack of information in animal kingdom - even a patch of hair or a bone narrows the group much farther down.

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LOL d@mned dicots :scream:
So much easier if there is a bird, or a bug, among the leaves.

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In the last week:
2,000 yard species (tracked using iNat and Excel)
15,000 total observations (not verifiable)
3,800 total species
16,000 annotations

Soon:
220,000 IDs (from profile page)

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You really are an inspiration!

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Doing my part. So much science to perform!

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