October 19, 2019

Rainy season

Its the middle of October and the rainy season is going strong. I will try to do more observations when the weather seems better. Meanwhile I can do more research and preparation. There are a whole bunch of things that can make me a better citizen scientist.

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October 12, 2019

I'm turning 55

For my birthday tomorrow I'll try getting Steph back out to survey a new area. This week I have already gotten some wonderful trees around the capitol and downtown Olympia.

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October 05, 2019

Last week and next week

Last week I surveyed the section of the Chehalis trail beside the golf courses. Also surveyed the area by the lacey transit center. I want to go next down the trail farther into wilder country and also the COASST survey of Tolmie State Park is due in the next couple weeks. Then P22 day is another big day so I will try to get Stephanie to help me more.

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September 21, 2019

Steller's Jay

Added my photo of steller's jay to the project "Give the Gift of Species Data," for E. O. Wilson this week.

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September 15, 2019

Tolmie Park and tree frog

Since school started I have been very busy. Yesterday Steph and I did the COASST beach survey at Tolmie State Park and I got a bunch of observations. Then last night Steph got very excited when she spotted a tree frog on our back glass door. Frogs are really very wonderful.

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September 02, 2019

Trail Map

Steph went to Ensign Rd. with me an we made observations. Then I had enough to create the map for my Chehalis Trail Project. Now it is set but all the old Olympia observations are still stuck in my project so they spill over the boundary some. I love my project.

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September 01, 2019

Mapping the Chehalis Trail

I learned from the help feature that I can design my own maps after I have submitted 50 observations. That' when I can doctor up the Chehalis western Trail Project. Also I followed Drew Henderson in case I get to collaborate with some local naturalist. He wrote the book on mushrooms of Washington State. Although I hope he also knows more about plants and animals.

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August 31, 2019

Half Earth Project

I joined the "Give the Gift of Species Data" E. O. Wilson project and added the 6 observations which I have had verified to his project. Gradually I am learning how to navigate this difficult inaturalist website. I finally figured out how to add observations directly from my smart phone.

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August 30, 2019

First time at inaturalist

Today, 08/28/19 I created my inaturalist account and posted 10 old photos of wildlife which I have taken. Exploring what the website has to offer. I see that cougar has several mixed up interpretations which could be corrected. Trying to talk Stephanie into giving her wildlife photos.

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Struggling with some of the application features

When I get more experienced these things might come easier. For now the app and website seem very confusing and there are lots of things which I don't know how to accomplish. Especially the app on my smart phone will not submit observations and there is nobody to talk to about these difficulties. I wish I was learning this with a group leader.

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