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During September 4 – 10, if an iNaturalist observation is made within DFW related counties, it is automatically added to the specific project and the umbrella project (links below). No extra steps, no projects to join (unless you want to – if you join a project, you’ll get the updated journal posts).
Backyard observations are countable for these projects, but the most valuable observations are made in public places — parks in particular. These observations are used to guide management! So, if you can emphasize the importance of these observations, that would be great.
Sunday: observe an insect with maxillary palps (if you can show these in your photo, extra points!
Monday: observe a plant with at least three different common names
Tuesday: observe some animal scat — can you identify anything the animal ate?
Wednesday: observe a thief in nature — use your imagination! What organisms are able to steal?!?
Thursday: observe a plant with different colors or textures on the different sides of its leaves
Friday: observe an animal that digs (no pets, please!)
Saturday: observe an organism and translate its scientific name
Coordinator: Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist, DFW, Texas Parks and Wildlife
Link to the Elm Fork Chapter iNaturalist project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/efmn-counties-fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-2022
Link to the iNaturalist DFW umbrella project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem-2022
VMS Code: P161013: FR:INaturalist