Journal archives for December 2023

06 December, 2023

Year in Review 2023 is ready!

Year in Review iNaturalistUK 2023 stats

You can view your personal Year in Review via the link on the iNaturalistUK Year in Review or use the URL

The stats will be refreshed every every Sunday in December and on January 1st so there is still time to add any sightings or identifications.

Posted on 06 December, 2023 10:34 by giselle_s giselle_s | 0 comments | Leave a comment

07 December, 2023

iNaturalist 2023 Year in Review Deep Dive — Live!

Thursday 14 December at 5 pm.

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It's been an exciting year at iNaturalist — we became an independent nonprofit, our community surpassed 150 million observations and to cap it off, we're holding our first ever live, virtual event hosted by Carrie Seltzer, iNaturalist’s Head of Engagement. You're invited to join us to take a look back at 2023 and:

  • Hear from iNaturalist's Executive Director Scott Loarie about the global Year in Review and how your iNaturalist observations are advancing science and conservation.
  • Explore the personal Year in Review feature with our new board member Cat Chang, who is also an iNaturalist user with more than 43,000 observations of her own and 248,000 identifications for others on the platform.
  • Learn how to generate and share your own personal iNaturalist Year in Review.
  • Hear what's ahead for iNaturalist and how you can be involved.
  • Submit questions for a Q&A with Carrie, Scott, and Cat.
Posted on 07 December, 2023 09:02 by giselle_s giselle_s | 3 comments | Leave a comment

Chinese Mitten Crabs

There have recently been dozens of new reports of the invasive non-native Chinese mitten crab as they migrate downstream to waters of higher salinity in preparation to breed, sometimes travelling across land to reach their destination. Our furry friends have been appearing in back gardens and allotments across the country with one appearing outside a Sheffield pub and another spending the day at the Italian fountains in Kensington Gardens!

Identifiable by their brown furry, white tipped claws, the Chinese mitten crab is the only freshwater crab found in the UK and, on a more serious note, causes extensive damage to our river banks, modifying habitats and competing with native wildlife. They are classed as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species and it is important that we monitor their distribution.

Posted on 07 December, 2023 11:05 by julbun julbun | 0 comments | Leave a comment