Bit, maybe if you zoom it you find a bird… or insect !
Unfortunately in this part of the country, it’s wheat every year because it doesn’t require irrigation. But you can still tell the naturalized plants from cultivated, like plants growing before the spring plow or in road cutbanks.
You’re delighted to find an insect in the grocery store veggies you’re chopping.
Ok, now I’m not only checking our front and back door lights at night for anything interesting, I’m doing it in my PJ’s! Hey, I’m still 62 and they’re just matching shirt and pants/shorts!
Then with a small flashlight, I’m checking out the back screen porch for spiders! I’m surprised the police haven’t been called yet!
I come here to get my daily quota or ROFL :-)
thank you, all of you
Or, you’re happy that someone suggested an ID for the mildew on the onions in your pantry.
Or, true story, you are delighted when your 2 hour road trip is held up halfway by stop-and-go holiday traffic, so that from your back seat you get to actually see the forest margin and roadside weeds you have been whizzed past at 100kph dozens of times before, your neck whipping back and forth as you try to look at a tree, any tree…and this time you get spend a happy half hour looking and photographing
That is me
I do that like almost everyday
Its kinda fun to do it and also I am quite a lot hyperactive when it comes to observing insects
because when we observe that particular insect I try measuring it and my neighbor freaks out for that .
… you find something in your area that u have never seen before.
… you find out that one of your friends is into INatting way before you.
… You forget that you have a class to attend next minute
And the dead bugs on the leading edge of your glider wing after a two-hour flight.
When the first app you download on your new phone is Inaturalist, and the second is Seek
… when there is a growing circle of observations around your house because you don’t travel very much
… when this circle of observations more or less represents the accuracy of the GPS
… when you are planning to walk somewhere, you leave earlier then you need to so you can stop every 20 feet to take pictures of a plant.
There’s an end?
We get a few feral “Colors” in Australia.
New species!! : )
When you cry because you remember all the things you saw during your six years in Yellowstone NP but it was before you were an iNater/photographer…
And for those who wish to know… grizzly bear, black bear, gray wolf, wolverine, black rosy-finch, waterthrush, long-tailed weasel, short-tailed weasel, pine marten, bobcat, cougar, lake trout, yellowstone cutthroat trout, various chipmunks, various grasshoppers, white-tailed jackrabbit, pika and those are all the ones I can quickly remember. Still need them all for iNat.
…Whenever you’re on a road trip with your family, you get out with your camera to search for lifers at the gas stations and rest stops (I just did this and got about ~15-20 new species, all right behind a gas station!).
How did your phone manage to survive that??