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


I'm going out to an undocumented area tonight! Eryngo will meet one of todays challenges :P

Posted by katelyn3 about 2 years ago

Yes, Katelyn!!! The RBMN's need your iNatting powers!

Posted by sambiology about 2 years ago

facepalm I think I'm a little late to the party.

Posted by jessetate about 2 years ago

@jessetate -- if you make an observation of some privet roots, I will give you a full pass. :)

Posted by sambiology about 2 years ago

@jessetate I had good intentions and then literally didn't participate at all.
@sambiology I promise I have a good excuse (family emergency) and didn't just flake!

Posted by katelyn3 about 2 years ago

@sambiology Oops.. Guess I haven't checked the Inat website in a while.. lol

Posted by ah_wildlife about 2 years ago

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