You know you're seriously into iNat when

They’re always handy to have. I rescued this square-headed wasp from the dairy section of a local grocery store and was happy to have had the chance to take a couple of photos as it warmed up.

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Thank you. I just remembered that before I discovered iNat, I posted a pic of a grackle inside a grocery store to Facebook. It has the date and location, so I could definitely add it to iNat.

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…the first thing you think of when you have to go to the hospital is whether you’ll be able to keep up your daily observation streak (i’ve kept it up for 261 days so far, so it would be a shame to miss one ;) )

…you end up making almost 100 observations on the hospital grounds in the two days you are there, including an iNat first leafminer!

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Maybe a little off topic but when you observe a species with no common name so you look up the Latin translation and realize why it has no common name. Because who’s going to go around calling it a Finger-bearing Grasshopper. :laughing:

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First: Hope that you’re okay now

Second: I recently did this: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55190065 so kudos to you. Apologies if I’m repeating myself.

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Frustrated again!! Small, socially distanced barbecue in the back yard. Yellowjackets start investigating the hamburgers. I slip into the house for my camera. In the minute it took me to return, the others have covered the meat and discouraged the wasps. No iNaturalist photos!

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Painful :persevere:

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… when the first thing you do every morning is to take an observation so you don’t forget to keep up your daily streak.

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Ha. Yes to all of these (and I had a dream about slime-mold last night!).

“For Science!” :grinning:

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Welcome to the forum, @spinyurchin! And…to your people :)

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Thank you!

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And when you iNat all the bugs that you find drowned around the edges of the free city swimming pool!

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When visiting people with pools that has become my favored activity! Also pulling moths out of the creeks once and a while too :)

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For Science! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeydjADyM7U

I tried that, there is a lot more than you expect!

iNat can be a real addiction! It truly makes me look forward to the growing season. And yes, I have found myself getting distracted when I see something to identify :)

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