Observation field: Rewilding

I created new observation field to further describe the nature of organisms occurring at built environment in particular observation. It currently accepts following values:

  • deterioration (when structure has broken to allow eg. animal in or plant growing)
  • spontaneous (unintended feature of built structure, eg. cavity in the wall for animal to enter)
  • planned (bird nest box, ground left undermanaged on purpose... )
  • seminatural (near natural; typical maintained vegetation with some continuity which animal has habitated and is possibly expected and accepted to do so but it's possibly not directly planned so, maintained enough that it's not natural either, and likelihood rules out spontaneity)
  • natural (as close as it gets: organisms at trees planted/grown long ago, organisms at near natural and undermanaged areas?? close to spontaneous or planned)
  • failed (trapped or injured because of element of built environment)
  • multiple (eg. planned element used by unintended organism, unintended elements left still for organisms to use after renovation...? )
  • unknown (eg. intentions for features of old building are unknown vs. spontaneous/planned)

I may still change the classfication and words used - suggestions are welcome.

Important is what's happening in this particular situation of observation on organism's terms, not to long term retrospection if some species is eg. introduced.

You can add the field by typing "rewilding" (without quotes) at observation fields section of your observation page. Also when you add observations to "Built Environment", values for different observation fields are asked, but they are not mandatory. If you use these fields, be exact, otherwise it's ok to leave them unfilled.

Further details of the "Rewilding" field and observation examples: https://www.inaturalist.org/observation_fields/17884

Posted on May 15, 2024 04:08 PM by kaupunkilinnut kaupunkilinnut


Added new option seminatural, animal habitating eg. park vegetation apart from spontaneous, planned and natural.

Posted by kaupunkilinnut 28 days ago

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