Yuba-Sutter Farm Days 2020 - Gray Lodge Wildllife Area's Journal

October 17, 2020

1st Species - Insects

For those that figured it out, "Wildlife A" is an insect. Did you know that new species of insects are still being discovered? Some experts say there are over 27,000 insect species in California. Wow - What a Class!
List of insects by the Amateur Entomologist' Society: https://www.amentsoc.org/insects/fact-files/a-to-z-of-insects.html

Posted on October 17, 2020 18:12 by biodiversitydays biodiversitydays | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 13, 2020

Join Our Scientists – The First Search

Welcome to the first hunt. In this series of searches in the coming weeks, you can label me, “A”. Below are a few hints that you’ll use to find me.

  1. Did you know wildlife consists of both plants and animals? I am not a plant.
  2. Wildlife moves around in their environment using different modes of travel. Some swim, while others may crawl. Think of the different ways wildlife get from one place to another. I am often called a Hexapod, because I use 6 of these to move from place to place on land. I can’t swim, but rather enjoy a terrestrial life.
  3. As an invertebrate, I have an exoskeleton that protects me.
  4. I have two antennae and can come in many shapes, colors and sizes. I have many different names. I am one animal in a Class of animals. Choose one or several for your find.
  5. In the evening, when I see a porch light is turned on, I will move toward the light. I'm often found near the light, on a wall or other objects nearby.
  6. What am I? Please take my picture.

All of your answers will be different, so don’t try to match another person’s sighting. There are literally thousands of correct answers for the identity of me. Again, in your comments, please call this animal “A”.

Posted on October 13, 2020 21:14 by biodiversitydays biodiversitydays | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Are You Ready?

Soon I will give hints about the first animal in this scavenger hunt. Remember, physical collection of wildlife without a permit is not allowed by CA state law. Instead, you will be photographing the wildlife, then posting your image on this website. Some images will be better than others. If your pictures turn out fuzzy or in the distance, it’s okay. Post them anyway and leave me a comment about the life you found. We’ll start with an easy one, then progressively get harder through the month. If needed, research the hints to learn more. I look forward to reading comments about your adventure.

Posted on October 13, 2020 00:56 by biodiversitydays biodiversitydays

September 05, 2020

Step #1: Sign Up to Join In - Today!

To join into the Scavenger Hunt fun, you'll need to create an iNaturalist account. The “Log In or Sign Up” link is in the upper right corner. This is just a basic email, username and password request. Once complete, log into iNaturalist.

Back to the Scavenger Hunt page... Click the “Join” button, in the upper right corner of the page.

You’re all set! This can be done today, or any day through October 30th.

Log in each time you visit this Scavenger Hunt.

Posted on September 05, 2020 19:29 by biodiversitydays biodiversitydays