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02 de enero de 2019

Happy New Year! Time for IDing all our 2018 Observations

Happy new year Illinois plant enthusiasts! Can you lend a hand?

Help identify our 2018 plant observations at this link!

I'll plan on another post with the "final" results at the end of this month (January 2019). I'll also be presenting at the Wild Things Conference this year--a little intro to iNaturalist presentation as well as a poster with the results from our Botanists Big Years. See you there!

Below are links to what we as a group found in 2018 compared to what was documented on iNaturalist before 2018. Check the "in 2018" column for unlikely species to help with quality control.

The lists in the links below will update automatically as people continue adding observations throughout the year. iNaturalist's compare tool limits us to check 500 taxa at a time, so these are broken into several chunks.

Non-flowering plants
Monocots excluding Poales
Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)
Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends)
All other (eu)dicots except the groups above

-cassi

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A Welcome Message

Welcoming new users:
https://www.inaturalist.org/users/recent?obs=yes

Hi, welcome to iNaturalist! Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

*<a href="https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/getting+started">Getting Started Guide</a>
*<a href="https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/help">Frequently Asked Questions</a>
*<a href="https://forum.inaturalist.org">iNaturalist Forum</a>
*<a href="https://www.inaturalist.org/blog">iNaturalist Blog</a>

If you need help, feel free to reach out to me personally—you can tag me in a comment by writing @bouteloua, or asking the community at large via the <a href="https://forum.inaturalist.org">iNaturalist forum</a>, or by shooting a message to the help desk at help@inaturalist.org. Again, welcome! Hope you stick around. :) 

cassi (@bouteloua)
volunteer curator here on iNaturalist

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Hi, welcome to iNaturalist! Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

*Getting Started Guide
*Frequently Asked Questions
*iNaturalist Forum
*iNaturalist Blog

If you need help, feel free to reach out to me personally—you can tag me in a comment by writing @bouteloua, or asking the community at large via the iNaturalist forum, or by shooting a message to the help desk at help@inaturalist.org. Again, welcome! Hope you stick around. :)

cassi (@bouteloua)
volunteer curator here on iNaturalist

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13 de enero de 2019

What were your favorite botanical finds of 2018?

What were some of your favorite finds or photos from your or others' 2018 Illinois botanizing? You can view others' favorites here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2018?tab=stats

If you can, please mark a few observation as favorites! This will help in the summation I'll write up later this month. Thank you!

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25 de enero de 2019

And the winner of the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2018 is....

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@elfaulkner!

As of 24 January 2019, Erin Faulkner had made 1,280 research grade observations of 847 plant species in Illinois in 2018. Congrats, Erin!

We are still working diligently by making more identifications and doing some quality control, so it will be a few more days before I write up a longer summary, but wanted to get this out there. :) As always, if you have a few minutes to help out with identifications, here's the link. Or just browse through all our observations at the project homepage.

The 2019 contest is here ("join" button in top right of page):

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/illinois-botanists-big-year-2019

We also have a page on the Illinois Native Plant Society website as well as a Facebook group.

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Yes, City Nature Challenge 2019: Chicago Wilderness Region!

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29 de enero de 2019

Illinois Botanists Big Year 2018 Results!

In 2018, we had:

35,864 research grade observations of plants
1,468 species
2,167 observers
973 identifiers

Most species goes to @elfaulkner, Erin Faulkner, with an impressive 857 wild plant species observed in Illinois in 2018. And that's just research grade! She has an additional ~80 species that still need confirmation. Can you help identify?

The geographic coverage of the state was pretty impressive. Last year was a huge year. iNaturalist globally continues to double each year and that was reflected in Illinois as well. Also gosh there are still over 22,000 "needs ID" plant observations in 2018 alone.

All stats as of 29 January 2019. These are research grade observations only:

Most Species


1. @elfaulkner — 857
2. @bouteloua — 772
3. @sanguinaria33 — 729
4. @sedge — 593
5. @skrentnyjeff — 530
6. @missgreen — 451
7. @observer26 — 428
8. @johnhboldt — 416
9. @jackassgardener — 325
10. @psweet — 270

Most Observations


1. @observer26 — 2,792
2. @bouteloua — 2,470
3. @sanguinaria33 — 1,470
4. @elfaulkner — 1,301
5. @annechw — 1,226
6. @skrentnyjeff — 1,044
7. @sedge — 966
8. @johnhboldt — 963
9. @taco2000 — 851
10. @missgreen — 629

The Sedgehead (most species of Carex): @sanguinaria33 with 41
The Grassmaster (most species in Poaceae): @elfaulkner with 62
The Sporophyte (most nonflowering plants): tie between @elfaulkner and @bouteloua with 28
The 100% Naturalist (at least 500 observations, lowest standard deviation between number of observations in each of iNaturalist’s iconic taxon groups: plants, fungi, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, arachnids, insects, mammals, molluscs, chromista, and protozoa): @paulroots !

The most-observed species was common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). The most-observed non-native species was chicory (Cichorium intybus).

Huge thank yous to top identifiers @evan8 @bouteloua @mcaple @elfaulkner @eattaway92 @sedge @sanguinaria33 @bugman1388 @coreyjlange and @missgreen. Especially @sedge for those recent sedge IDs!

Our most speciose botanist @elfaulkner / Erin Faulkner says:

This summer I used iNat to document my quest to knock a bunch of IL nature preserves off my list. I visited nearly 20 new nature preserves, parks, and natural areas ranging from the Ohio River to the slag piles of southeast Chicago to the sand prairies along the north Mississippi. Some of my favorites were Brown Barrens shale glade in Union County, where I had to scramble up a steep bluff in the pouring rain to find a weird assemblage of species perched at the top (prairie tea [Croton monanthogynus], downy milkpea [Galactia regularis], creeping lespedeza [Lespedeza repens], and redring milkweed [Asclepias variegata]...Little Grand Canyon in Jackson County, where I had to turn back halfway because I was alone with no cell reception and the bare rock trail was slick with rain, but not before seeing odd things clinging to the rock outcrops like sparkleberry [Vaccinium arboreum], pencilflower [Stylosanthes biflora], hairy goldenrod [Solidago hispida], and cranefly orchid [Tipularia discolor]...and Thomson Fulton Sand Prairie in Whiteside County, which was a bizarre alien landscape so covered in prickly pear cacti it was difficult to find a place to step.

   
Actaea racemosa (observation) and Passiflora incarnata (observation) by Erin Faulkner

Our most observose naturalist @observer26 says:

I really enjoyed the ease of use of iNat to upload. I like the excuse to take extra pictures to share. I have to admit that I used iNat as an excuse to go places that I normally would not have had the opportunity.

I definitely feel the same.

Most-favorited photos (tie):

Gentianopsis crinita by @carolt-80 (observation)


Quercus rubra by cassi saari (observation)


Panicum virgatum by cassi saari (observation)

And tons of new documentations in Illinois on iNaturalist in 2018. Way too many for me to list here. Check the 2018 column in the following links:

Non-flowering plants
Monocots excluding Poales
Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)
Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends)
All other (eu)dicots except the groups above

Well, now time to:

Join the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2019


See you out there. :)

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