For the Annals of Dubious Achievements, Part 5

Today represents my 10 year anniversary of daily observations on iNaturalist. During that time I've made a bit more than 50,000 observations of more than 4000 species from three continents, eleven countries, twenty-three US states, and thirty-eight California counties.

...and, no, I'm still not entirely sure why I'm doing this.

Jim

Publicado el marzo 28, 2023 10:32 TARDE por jmaughn jmaughn

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Awesome stuff! Keep it up, and here's to even more cool observations in the future!

Publicado por vireosylva hace alrededor de 1 año

Incredible odyssey, keep going, have greatly enjoyed and learned from your work. Best!

Publicado por aguilita hace alrededor de 1 año

Thank you, both!

Publicado por jmaughn hace alrededor de 1 año

Keep on going man! I love seeing all the cool stuff you find at the beach.

Publicado por oceanicadventures hace alrededor de 1 año

Thank you, and thanks for all the help IDing that stuff!

Publicado por jmaughn hace alrededor de 1 año

You’re welcome! :)

Publicado por oceanicadventures hace alrededor de 1 año

Way to go, Jim!

Publicado por sekihiker hace alrededor de 1 año

Thank you, Bill!

Publicado por jmaughn hace alrededor de 1 año

Hi Jim,

I noticed something though. Neither of us have any observations from Kings County, California. I have tried to find a way to express it mathematically, based on square mileage, number of observations, and diversity of species.... but haven't found a good way to do it to effectively compare the natural diversity in each county. That said, it looks to me that Kings is the most difficult county in California to naturalize in. There are no refuges dedicated to wild habitats in the entire county. BLM lands on the western edge of the county are completely surrounded by private ranches, and rest of the county is entirely devoted to intensive Central Valley agriculture and towns. The only parks in the county are heavily manicured with soccer fields, playgrounds, and a few ponds full of released domestic ducks. When I go to get my 250 species there, it will likely be intensively focused on weeds, scattered birds, and the occasional mushroom growing in someone's lawn. God I love a challenge! :-)

Publicado por rjadams55 hace 5 meses

Let me know if you want to tag team Kings County.

Publicado por jmaughn hace 5 meses

I would be delighted to spend some time doing Kings County together!
Lets go this spring when some things are in bloom.

Publicado por rjadams55 hace 5 meses

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