31 December, 2019

Thanks for a great year on iNat

I've had a great year on iNaturalist, and hope you did too! here's a blog post I wrote with some stats: www.naturefold.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/inaturalist-year-in-review-2019
Thanks to everyone who's helped identify my more than 15000 observations this year, especially:
· @borisb for identifying my Beetle observations and teaching me so much about them,
· @jurga_li for patiently identifying my Lichen observations,
· @rolftheobo and @epsilon for helping with my German plants,
· @veszt and @georgeg for identifying lots of Mosses,
· @rombrand @irmi and @else for helping with lots of my fungus observations,
· @pdubois and @bbinsecte for correcting lots of Harvestman mistakes,
· @lupoli_roland for identifying my true bugs.,
and 850 more...
You've all encouraged and helped me so much in 2019, and I'm curious to see what next year brings.

Posted on 31 December, 2019 15:48 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 6 comments | Leave a comment

22 July, 2019

1000 Species!

yesterday I finished posting my observations from my recent visit to Nova Scotia, and when I finished posting my species total for 2019 was 999! I had been hoping to reach 1000 species before we left there, but that was pretty close. This morning when I first checked iNaturalist, I saw that someone had identified one of my observations to species level. I checked if I had observed that species before, and I hadn't. That brought my total up to 1000 -- Yay!!! I'm curious to see how many I'll find before the end of the year.
Here is a set of search filters that shows how many species I have whenever you are reading this: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2019-01-01&hrank=species&place_id=any&subview=grid&user_id=alexis_orion&verifiable=any&view=species
Here is the observation that got identified which brought me to 1000: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29254382

Posted on 22 July, 2019 13:20 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 0 comments | Leave a comment

05 June, 2019

Thanks for a Great first year on iNat!

Hi everyone!
One year ago last Saturday I joined iNat, and I have had a great first year. I would like to thank all of you who have helped out, guided, and encouraged me, and thanks to everyone for making iNat such a great place to be! I have learned so much on here, and it is always fun to pass on some of what I learn through identifying. I'm glad I found iNat, and I hope it will last for years to come.

Posted on 05 June, 2019 18:48 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 4 comments | Leave a comment

13 May, 2019

500 species in 2019

5 months ago, I resolved to try and photograph 1000 species in 2019 (https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/alexis_orion/20550-2019-inat-goals)
I just noticed that I observed my 500th species yesterday!
we are going to Canada this summer, so I'm hoping that I might manage 1000 after all :)

Posted on 13 May, 2019 17:21 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 2 comments | Leave a comment

23 March, 2019

200 species

On thursday, I photographed my 200th species on inaturalist in 2019!

you can see my progress here: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019/alexis_orion
I'm looking forward to lots of new finds in the coming months.
Happy iNatting,

Posted on 23 March, 2019 07:43 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 8 comments | Leave a comment

04 February, 2019


I make a lot of observations of mosses, but I don't know much yet about identifying them. A lot of these I just ID as "Mosses" because I don't want to make too many false IDs. The problem with that is that many of these stay unidentified (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=grid&taxon_id=311249&user_id=alexis_orion&verifiable=any), and most of the ones that I have identified to species are just guesses. I would highly appreciate any help in identifying my moss observations (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?user_id=999066&taxon_id=311249), and especially those that are still only identified to phylum (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?user_id=999066&taxon_id=311249&lrank=phylum&hrank=phylum)
Many thanks in advance,

Posted on 04 February, 2019 09:32 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 12 comments | Leave a comment

20 January, 2019

100 species

on friday, I photographed my 100th species for iNat in 2019!
nowhere near my goal but pretty good for the first 20 days :-)
you can see my progress here: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019/alexis_orion
Happy iNatting,

Posted on 20 January, 2019 08:35 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 5 comments | Leave a comment

04 January, 2019

2018 stats

Posted on 04 January, 2019 09:54 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 0 comments | Leave a comment

31 December, 2018

2019 iNat goals

in 2019 I want to try and photograph 1000 species on iNat.

My progress can be seen here: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019/alexis_orion

Posted on 31 December, 2018 16:02 by alexis_orion alexis_orion | 1 comment | Leave a comment