Journal archives for March 2023

March 03, 2023

Calling All Insect Experts and Enthusiasts!

Insect experts and enthusiasts, we need your help! Our Calgary Pollinators Project has over 6000 observations and we need your help to confirm the identity of the insects. While there is still snow on the ground and not too many insects flying about, we would appreciate your help to ID the insect observations in our project. If you know anyone else who may be interested in helping with our project, feel free to tag them in the comments. We greatly appreciate your help and thank you for your time! - Justine

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March 17, 2023

Thank you, insect experts and enthusiasts!

Thank you to everyone for being so enthusiastic to help us identify the insects in our project! We really appreciate all your time and continued effort. I am grateful for the amount of interest I received from this initial call for IDs. We are hoping to have another great summer of getting to know our Calgary Pollinators, so, if you're interested, we would love your help again in the fall to do another round of IDs. Here is a quick two-week numbers update on the number of research grade observations and our top identifiers! The number of research grade observations increased by 764, from 2,924 to 3,688. We gained 15 new project members, and 6 new project curators! Amazing work, thank you for helping us all learn about the pollinators in Calgary!

Huge thank you to the top identifiers within our project!

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March 19, 2023

How to Use the "Associated Observations" Field

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to post a quick tutorial on how to link two observations together. This feature is quite useful for the Calgary Pollinators Project (and iNaturalist in general) because it can help us to not only identify the pollinator, but also the plant that the pollinator is visiting. I'd like to encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with how to add an associated observation.

How to Use the "Associated Observations" Field

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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