Wild Worldwide 2021's Journal

June 11, 2021

Two Weeks Away!

We're two weeks away from our event. Please tell your friends and share on social media if you can! I am very excited for this... still must decide though where I will be visiting on the days of the event. I encourage all participants to map out your days if you can ahead of time. Will you visit a park? Will you be observing from your backyard? Will you be inside at work... I mean, check those windowsills for arthropod specimens!

Other things to consider, if you are planning to venture out in the field:

  • Try to go with a partner if you can, especially if where you go is secluded
  • Bring water! Stay hydrated and also if you will be in the sun, maybe bring some sunscreen.
  • I like to bring a backpack with me, as well as binoculars for birds. Things in my pack include: water, field guides, small plastic containers for temporary trapping of wildlife, small snacks, a flashlight, an extra phone mobile charger, etc.

Within the next two weeks leading to the event I will continue to post guides and helpful tips. Have a great weekend!


Posted on June 11, 2021 19:21 by arthropodarchives arthropodarchives | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 31, 2021

We're launched!

Today is the official unveiling of the project page here. Please take a look at the guidelines and details for the event. This blitz is rooted in the Instagram naturalist community but is inclusive to anyone interested in joining. The narrative and conversation will be split between seeing our observations here and also optionally reposting what we find using the #WildWorldwide2021 tag in IG. 

I hope you will join us in discovering the biodiversity around us. This blitz is not limited by taxa - we are looking at all around us including flora and fauna. Let's see it all!

I will be posting updates both here and via IG (ArthropodArchives) and hoping to make some basic "how to" videos explaining some things about using iNaturalist.


PS - I would also like to take the time to thank Bri (Bri.Bugs on IG) for creating our banner art here. Please check out Bri on IG and Kofi! https://ko-fi.com/bribugs

Posted on May 31, 2021 18:13 by arthropodarchives arthropodarchives | 0 comments | Leave a comment