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26 de marzo de 2019

5001 Posts - Here's to the next 5000

Five thousand may not sound like a lot to some people, but it is to me.

I cannot believe how much I have learned (and continue to learn) since I joined iNaturalist in Fall 2016. [Yes, I have older observations because I am a photo hoarder and put in some old favorites when I had locations and dates.] And I put in one from the 1950s where I knew the river and the general time-frame. It is close enough. I never expected all of my observations to be research grade.

My thanks to all the curators and other experts who are generous with their time and knowledge. I am sure it would be easy to grow impatient with some of us.

This "hobby" has changed my life. It makes me a better naturalist and gives me a great deal of peace and joy. Just this morning a mother with her young son and I shared information while walking in one of my favorite parks. They have a Great Blue Heron that visits the creek near their house so the munchkin recognizes them. I pointed out the Red-shouldered Hawk on its nest.

On Saturday I was fortunate to share another park with some Junior Master Naturalists as they performed their service project for the year (pond cleaning). I was able to give each of those who wanted one a "bird break where they were able to observe a Yellow-crowned Night Heron on a back pond.

It doesn't get any better than this!

Publicado el marzo 26, 2019 12:23 MAÑANA por alflinn329 alflinn329 | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario