Bio 152 Honors Project- Fall 2021's Journal

October 18, 2021

Assignments for this week!

Happy Monday, folks! Now that you all have gotten the swing of things, we want to increase the challenge just a little bit.

This week, we will have two prompts and a requirement that you confirm the identification of another student's observation. It is important to look at the observations your classmates are making! iNaturalist is intended to be a collaborative platform.

So, here are your three assignments:

  1. Make an observation of an aquatic macrophyte
  2. Make an observation of an invasive plant species (you may have to make several observations, or do some identification in the moment, to determine whether what you've found is invasive or not!)
  3. Confirm the identification of an observation made by one of your classmates. Look through the observations in our project and see if there are any that you know and can help with! We require that you confirm at least one.

Email Haley Briel or Jeremiah Yahn if you have any questions!

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October 14, 2021

This Week's Prompt

Happy Thursday everyone! We hope the exam went well. This week's prompt (a few days late) is this: Something you found under a rock or log.

Remember, it needs to be a living (or very recently deceased) organism that can be identified to species name! Have fun exploring the underbelly of the natural world ;)

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October 04, 2021

Prompt for Week of October 4th

Hello again! In honor of Dr. Sharma's research (and with Halloween around the corner), we are asking you to find an arachnid this week. In a study that Dr. Sharma conducted, he and his colleagues discovered that horseshoe crabs are a member of the class Arachnida! Read about it here: https://phys.org/news/2019-03-horseshoe-crabs-relatives-spiders-scorpions.html

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September 20, 2021

Your first two prompts!

Hi all!

Prompt 1 (Week of September 20th): Find a fish in its natural habitat (not an aquarium)

Prompt 2 (Week of September 27th): Find a beetle. Beetles, in the order Coleoptera, constitute ONE QUARTER of ALL ANIMAL SPECIES on Earth!

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