Keeping safe practices, of course,
take a walk at Estero Bluffs State Park with iNaturalist...
Photo Credit Sam Peck
There is plenty of explanation on the iNaturalist website, but here are the 3 steps to begin:
Photos by Tom Seville using iPhone, with common and scientific names sourced from iNaturalist:
Willit, Tringa semipalmata Reddish Tufted Vetch, Vicia benghalensis Ochre Sea Star, Pisaster ochraceus
Once you have completed your entry the community at iNaturalist confirms, or suggests, other identifications right down to the species level.
It's that easy! Your photos, and accompanying location data, become part of an international survey of living creatures.
Participants help determine species' geographic distributions and population densities, monitor ecosystem health and most importantly, allow us to create a list of animals and plants found at our local treasure, Estero Bluffs State Park.
CLC Board Member Tom Seville has volunteered to lead us in this project. Please email Tom at email@example.com with your iNaturalist User Name (Please, no passwords!) so he can track your photo submissions and build our species list for Estero Bluffs State Park.
If there is enough interest from our members, and once we are cleared to gather safely, we can schedule walks at the Bluffs to demonstrate how to use iNaturalist to further enjoy, understand and appreciate our beautiful State Park.
Photo Credit George Lepp
Again, let Tom know your iNaturalist user name (not your password) so that he can form our Estero Bluffs community (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We encourage all to join the fun!
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Photo Credit Danna Joy Images
Title Photo Credit Danna Joy Images