Journal archives for March 2020

March 18, 2020

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.

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/maryland-biodiversity-project

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 https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/(your 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!
-Ash

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

Posted on March 18, 2020 17:08 by dreadhorn dreadhorn | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 28, 2020

It's Finally Spring!

What a heck of a month its been! Being an essential worker in retail has been a heck of a time. It's been an emotional whirlwind.
Taking a little break at the moment, trying to get over an illness.
I stepped outside yesterday, and realized it was warm! Somewhere between here and February, Spring finally came along! So I turned on my black light last night, and managed to get a few visitors! I'm so excited to start a new mothing season!
I'm also going to try to go on a short walk within the next week to photograph wildflowers. It's that time of year again, and I can't get behind on my Claytonia observations!
I hope everyone is safe and well, and getting through this crazy time!
-Ash

Posted on March 28, 2020 21:03 by dreadhorn dreadhorn | 6 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment