New species for me, week of April 9

Ever since Seek was released I've started thinking more about new species to see, more than just making new observations. Seek will give you the most common species around you, filtered by what you've seen in Seek, but it's not integrated with iNaturalist (yet). On Android you can get the most common species that you haven't already seen on iNaturalist using a feature called Missions, but we don't have that on iOS yet either. So I'm using the web to come up with my list.

Here's the URL I use to come up with my species challenges for the week:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?lat=37.78&lng=-122.46&radius=70&month=3,4,5&unobserved_by_user_id=alexshepard&view=species

You can generate yours by editing lat=37.78 and lng=-122.46 to include the coordinates of your location and editing unobserved_by_user_id=alexshepard to include your iNat username. This also only shows species seen in March, April or May. If you want to use this at another time of year, you might want to edit the month=3,4,5 part of the URL.

Here are my challenges for the next week:

And attached to this post are observations for the challenges I made for myself last week. I went out looking for these five species this past week, and got them all. I'm particularly proud of the Scarlet Pimpernel, because I'm red-green color blind so I'll never notice those flowers in the wild.

Posted by alexshepard alexshepard, April 09, 2018 06:52 PM

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

California Beeplant (Scrophularia californica)

Observer

alexshepard

Date

April 4, 2018 06:29 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)

Observer

alexshepard

Date

April 5, 2018 12:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Observer

alexshepard

Date

April 6, 2018 03:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Tortuga de Florida (Trachemys scripta)

Observer

alexshepard

Date

April 7, 2018 12:21 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarlet Pimpernel (Lysimachia arvensis)

Observer

alexshepard

Date

April 7, 2018 05:40 PM PDT

Comments

"unobserved_by_user_id" is great to know about! Thanks for sharing. : )

Posted by bouteloua over 4 years ago (Flag)

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