Diario del proyecto Flies of the US and Canada

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03 de agosto de 2022

August 7th - Reading and comprehension of dipteran scientific material

We're happy to announce another online meeting! Here are the details:

This week we'll be looking at the Manual of Nearctic Diptera to get some practice reading serious material and being able to understand scientific keys that aren't necessarily user friendly. We may also take some time to look at more recent publications like the Manual of Afrotropical Diptera, which have keys much like the MND, but with illustrations.

Just as a reminder: our meetings are entirely informal, and everyone is invited to speak their minds and ask questions to the group. Participation is key to learning!

If you want to follow along:

PDFs for all three volumes of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera

Please leave a comment either to let us know if you're planning to come or to subscribe to be notified of future events! Questions are also welcome.

The Zoom meeting will open at 8 PM EDT on Sunday the 7th.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 5687 3015

Passcode: diptera

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11 de agosto de 2022

Aug 14 & 21 - Observing flies

We're happy to announce another online meeting! Here are the details:

This week we'll be focusing more on the observing side of things, rather than strictly identifying. We'll discuss how to take good, identifiable photos of Diptera, including the proper angles, how to get close without losing the subject, etc. On the 14th, we'll work together to create a list of observing tactics including the noted things. On the 21st, I plan to be out in a local park, taking photos of flies real-time to put our effort to the test. On the 14th we will also determine a time earlier in the day on the 21st that will work well, so that those who wish to can join me in the field (online) to use our shared knowledge!

Just as a reminder: our meetings are entirely informal, and everyone is invited to speak their minds and ask questions to the group. Participation is key to learning!

Please leave a comment either to let us know if you're planning to come or to subscribe to be notified of future events! Questions are also welcome.

The Zoom meetings will open at 8 PM EDT on Sunday the 14th, and TBD PM EDT on Sunday the 21st.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 5687 3015

Passcode: diptera

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17 de agosto de 2022

August 21st - in the field!

We're happy to announce another online meeting! Here are the details:

This week we will be out in the field together (online) observing flies and other fauna, and using our new knowledge! You can find our list of tactics here.

Just as a reminder: our meetings are entirely informal, and everyone is invited to speak their minds and ask questions to the group. Participation is key to learning!

Please leave a comment either to let us know if you're planning to come or to subscribe to be notified of future events! Questions are also welcome.

The Zoom meeting will open at 11 AM EDT on Sunday the 21st.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 5687 3015

Passcode: diptera

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25 de agosto de 2022

August 28th - Chaoboridae ID

We're happy to announce another online meeting! Here are the details:

Thanks to efforts by @edanko, we have a very good outline of the species of the family Chaoboridae in the United States and Canada. This week we will look at this outline, learn about the different species and their identification, and then put the information to use by identifying the Chaoboridae on iNaturalist.

Just as a reminder: our meetings are entirely informal, and everyone is invited to speak their minds and ask questions to the group. Participation is key to learning!

Please leave a comment either to let us know if you're planning to come or to subscribe to be notified of future events! Questions are also welcome.

Check out the outline for Chaoboridae here!

The Zoom meeting will open at 8 PM EDT on Sunday the 28th.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 5687 3015

Passcode: diptera

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29 de agosto de 2022

September 4th - Erioptera ID

We're happy to announce another online meeting! Here are the details:

Thanks to efforts by @edanko, we have a very good outline of the species of the genus Erioptera in the United States and Canada. This week we will look at this outline, learn about the different species and their identification, and then put the information to use by identifying the Erioptera on iNaturalist. (yes I copied and pasted this paragraph from last week's post ;)

Just as a reminder: our meetings are entirely informal, and everyone is invited to speak their minds and ask questions to the group. Participation is key to learning!

Please leave a comment either to let us know if you're planning to come or to subscribe to be notified of future events! Questions are also welcome.

Check out the outline for Erioptera here!

The Zoom meeting will open at 8 PM EDT on Sunday the 4th.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 874 5687 3015

Passcode: diptera

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