Daily challenges!!! How the heck could anyone get all of these?!?

Challenges – for these, if you want to, ‘tag’ me (write @sambiology) somewhere on the observation – either in the notes or the comments, so I can see it!

Sunday, September 5
Observe some mammal tracks
- extra challenge: observe tracks or evidence of an organism that’s an insectivore

Monday, September 6
Make an observation of a species, and then look up the meaning of the scientific name (translate the Latin, look up the namesake of the species, or find out where the scientific name comes from).
- extra challenge: find two more organisms that are named after famous botanists. How many organisms can you find that are named after famous naturalists?

Tuesday, September 7
Observe a spider that has different sized or shaped eyes
- extra challenge: observe as many different spider species as you can today

Wednesday, September 8
Make a fungus observation with a spore print
- extra challenge: how many different fungi species can you find on this one day?

Thursday, September 9
Observe a bird that has a sense of smell
- extra challenge: observe two birds in different taxonomic families that have the ability to smell!

Friday, September 10
Document an insect that has the color purple
- extra challenge: find insects that have all of the 3 different primary colors (red, yellow, and blue)

Saturday, September 11
Document an invasive plant with the complete root system showing! (in other words, yank it out!)
- extra challenge: pile up lots and lots of invasive plants! How big can your pile be?!?

Huge props to anyone that can get several of these! :)

Posted on 01 September, 2021 19:18 by sambiology sambiology


@sambiology Ooh, Sam; those challenges are ... challenging! I look forward to seeing how many I can complete. For sure, I can ace the last one. ;-)

Posted by kathrynwells333 over 2 years ago

Awe yeah! Here we go!

Posted by baxter-slye over 2 years ago
Posted by baxter-slye over 2 years ago

Purple insects? Red, white, and blue insects? But if anyone wants to up their invasives count on Saturday, message me!

Posted by naturemom over 2 years ago

How judgy are you going to get on the purple insect thing? Because I have one in mind but it might not be PURPLE purple....providing I can even get a photo of what I'm thinking of.

Posted by jblinde over 2 years ago

Haha! ;) I will be fairly lenient on the shades of colors. ;) Lightish pinkish with gray is purple enough. ;) OR! Perhaps a bug that you can zoom in and see a touch of purple! :)

Posted by sambiology over 2 years ago

We found plenty for today's challenge at LLELA - Jennifer Linde has an awesome 'extra challenge' to share!
I hope the black wasps are out and about and it is sunny so they will flash purple!!!

Posted by hawkilitle over 2 years ago

Sam, I am back in business! They emailed today and all is good...so glad - entering one at a time on my iPad was getting a little old...thanks for directing me. Take Care, Mary

Posted by hawkilitle over 2 years ago

Sounds fun! I'll be able to participate for a few of the days listed. thanks for the challenge

Posted by texslm over 2 years ago

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