May 04, 2021

CNC Rant

I set up a game camera to take pictures throughout the weekend of my bird feeder, and it did not take a single photo. And I was really really relying on those photos to get most of my bird species for the CNC. That is all. I'm so mad right now -__________________---'''

Posted on May 04, 2021 01:43 by madisong madisong | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 18, 2021

The Push to 6k Observations

As of this post, I am currently sitting at 5,800 observations even. I would really like to make it to 6,000 observations by the end of March. I'll admit, 2020 and 2021 so far have been terrible for my iNaturalist observations. Between a pandemic, having to pay for grad school on my own, AND being in grad school, time management is very very tight and I don't really have time to go out and walk about. I try my best to make observations while walking to class, but I'm usually in a hurry. Here's one of my recent favorites https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69363969 . We'll see how this goes. I meant to bring my binoculars to Stephenville this week but I forgot...

Posted on March 18, 2021 13:59 by madisong madisong | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 07, 2019

Rush Creek Linear Park (Trip)

Posted on May 07, 2019 22:29 by madisong madisong | 38 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment

April 26, 2019

City Nature Challenge Observations

I will add my observations later in the day! Hopefully I beat last year's record.

edit: Already beat my personal record by far, but for those wondering how I have so many observations: I have to leave Sunday so I am trying to make up for missing almost a full day and a half

Posted on April 26, 2019 23:26 by madisong madisong | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 03, 2019

Tarleton State University Hunewell Ranch BioBlitz 2019!

Tarleton State University WSES Department is BACK with this year's newest BioBlitz. Last year they canceled due to bad weather, and although it might rain Saturday, we are going to be out in the field doing this, rain or shine.

https://tarleton.lwcal.com/live/files/215-bioblitzflyer2019pdf

"The Tarleton WSES Department BioBlitz will be an intensive period of biological surveying in an effort to record all the living species within Hunewell Ranch. Groups of experts, students, faculty, and volunteers will conduct an intensive field study over a 12-hour period. We would like to invite all interested Tarleton students, faculty, and community members to participate! All participants should download the iNaturalist phone app before the event. Register to attend or volunteer at the event at www.tarleton.edu/ecosciences."

SIGN-UP: https://tarleton.wufoo.com/forms/w3anetv1j0vr4j/
VOLUNTEER: Link should be at the end of the sign-up

SCHEDULE:

7-8:45 AM Avian Survey
9-11 AM 1st iNaturalist Mini-Blitz
9-11 AM Reptiles and Mammals
11-12 PM Plant Walks (CLOSED)
12-12:45 PM Lunch ($5)
12:45-2:30 PM Observatory Tour
12:45-2:30 PM 2nd iNaturalist Mini-Blitz
2:30-4 PM Fish, Aquatic Insects, Diatoms, and Algae
4-6 PM 3rd iNaturalist Mini-Blitz
6-7 PM Closing and Data Entry

Contact Info:
Dr. Hemanta Kafley
kafley@tarleton.edu

Cheyenne Holt
cheyenne.holt@go.tarleton.edu

Posted on April 03, 2019 03:34 by madisong madisong | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 06, 2019

Fundraiser- Save the Bats Car Sticker/Decal

Earlier, some of you may have seen my observation- https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18972681

Well, I'm attempting to raise funds for her and the other permanent residents of Bat World Sanctuary by selling car/laptop stickers that I've designed myself. Please, check them out here and tell your naturalist friends!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/658907884/save-the-bats-vinyl-car-sticker?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Posted on January 06, 2019 22:53 by madisong madisong | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December 26, 2018

Melanistic Deer??

I just saw a roadkill deer on the side of the road, and it was.... darker than any other deer I’ve ever seen. A very dark brown color. And of course I wasn’t able to get a picture.... are there any other deer that could be roaming around I-20 in Mississippi? It was fairly small... I wish I could have gotten a picture

Posted on December 26, 2018 18:18 by madisong madisong | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 21, 2018

Wildlife Management Area- What should I bring? (Mostly me just talking to myself)

I plan on going with my Mammalogy class to a WMA in November. There's a few things I know I need to bring and some things I think I might need to buy. I'm wondering how I'll be able to get GPS coordinates on my phone if I have no service, data or otherwise? Will I just have to set the location as the WMA without specifics for my observations? They'll also be mist-netting so I'm wondering if I need to bring my rabies vaccine proof because I would like to help.

Things I have-
-Nice-ish camera (Fuji-film)
-Sleeping bag
-Jacket
-Epipen (fire ant allergy)
-Rubber work boots
-cargo pants (dunno where they are right now)

Things I need?-
-Snake hook
-Better hiking boots?
-Working gloves
-A copy of rabies vaccines?
-Dunk bag for any utensils
-Snacks??

Posted on September 21, 2018 20:47 by madisong madisong | 2 comments | Leave a comment