Great News During A Rough Time!

Obviously we're all in the midst of being affected by this Coronavirus. It's never been a better time to go on a walk in the middle of nowhere, or to work on photos!
I hope that you are all doing well, and that everyone is able to purchase the things that they need for daily life in the middle of all this chaos.

I have Maryland Biodiversity Project on Facebook, and discovered that they DO have a project here on inaturalist.

However, sightings were originally by curator-add only. I sent them a message requesting that they open the project, so that the curator wouldn't be under so much pressure to sift through and add endless sightings.

The curator got back to me, and Maryland Biodiversity Project is now open to anyone who wants to join, and add sightings!

I'm not sure of the specifics at the moment, but my sightings were not auto-added. I manually added all of my research-grade sightings, and asked if they would like 'needs id' sightings as well.

If anyone would like to know how to manually add sightings for this project:
Step 1: Join Project!
Step 2: View your list of observations name)
Step 3: Click Search
Step 4: Change "place" to Maryland, and choose the "Research Grade" option.
Step 5: Click Search again to narrow the results
Step 6: Click "Batch Edit" at the top of the screen next to the "Add Observations" button.
Step 7: To the right of the cream colored "Edit Selected" button you will see a "Select" section. Click All. All boxes next to your sightings should be checkmarked at this point.
Step 8: Further to the right, click "Add to Project".
Step 9: Find Maryland Diversity Project in the dropdown, and click the "Add" button next to it!

This is a really simple way to add up to 200 observations at a time!

On another note, I've spotted my first moths of the year! Hurray!

Bless you all in these rough times!

I just asked, and non-research grade are welcome as well!

Posted on 18 March, 2020 17:08 by dreadhorn dreadhorn


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White-spotted Cankerworm Moth (Paleacrita merriccata)




March 14, 2020 09:57 AM EDT


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