Journal archives for August 2021

August 02, 2021

August 2021 Events

Hello Neighborhood Naturalists,
This month we are looking for and learning all about lovebirds! Join us for EcoQuestions and a walk around Steele Indian School Park. We are also hosting another Flora Finder training. Reserve your spot early, the class is limited to 15 people and last month was fully booked!


Wednesday, August 11 | 6:30 p.m.
Let's look for lovebirds! We will be walking the Circle of Life path at Steele Indian School Park while using iNaturalist to make observations. If you haven't used iNaturalist before, don't worry! We will walk you through it. The August EcoQuest is all about lovebirds, and we hope to learn more about these colorful feathered characters.
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Wednesday, August 25 | 3-4 p.m. MST
In this EcoQuestions session, we hear from Greg Clark, the Burrowing Owl habitat coordinator for Wild At Heart. His conservation work has focused on bird surveys, sound recording, photography, and active translocation of displaced Burrowing Owls to artificial habitat. Greg has compiled and mapped rosy-faced lovebird locality and population information in the metro Phoenix area since 1999. His website provided foundational support for studying their status and allowed others to collectively share information about them. Thanks to Greg, we have a great record of lovebird images, sounds and information spanning the past two decades.
Join us to hear all about lovebirds from Greg!
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Monday, August 30 | 3 p.m. MST
Want to learn how to use a free online tool that professional botanists and researchers use to share and access information about plants across Arizona? Join us for Flora Finder trainings where we will explore the basics of SEINet. Take a look at local floras and pressed plants, test your identification skills and discover where species have been recorded through time. We're looking for people to help make new iNaturalist observations for plants on SEINet, using what they learn in these trainings to add valuable biodiversity data for our area. Could you be the first person to observe a species in metro Phoenix on iNaturalist? Join us in this biodiversity scavenger hunt and become a Flora Finder.
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August 31, 2021

We're on the News!

The Metro Phoenix EcoFlora project and the August EcoQuest were featured on 12 News KPNX!
Observations by @ecoexplorers and @reaglephoto made it into the clip. :) You can also read the interview as an article.
Thank you to all of you who make this community science project great!

Photos courtesy of Reagle Photography (@reaglephoto).

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