Add To Online Citizen Surveys Of Preservation Trust Land

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By SJPT

Looking for a new solo activity that can enhance your environmental literacy?

Join one (or all) of San Juan Preservation Trust’s iNaturalist projects and help to contribute to what we know about our preserves.

iNaturalist is a network of users who share biological observations to learn more about the natural world. If you’re not familiar with iNaturalist, watch our tutorial on how to use this app on your phone: “Just a Minute” with iNaturalist.

With significant help from our volunteer, Kristin Tolle, we have created projects for our publicly accessible preserves. These projects act as real-time, citizen-led surveys of the wildlife, plants and fungi found within the boundaries of each protected area.

There are multiple benefits to using iNaturalist. You can keep track of your field images, receive taxonomic identification help, and take advantage of the community-supported process that verifies the IDs you’ve made. You may even find that using this tool will sharpen your observational skills and expand your natural history knowledge.

Please stick to the trails when visiting and making observations.

If nothing else, these projects are worth taking a look at — to gain insight into what the iNaturalist community finds eye-catching or interesting during their visit. 

Check out the different projects at https://sjpt.org/visiting-preserves-with-inaturalist.

Posted on December 1, 2020 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Education, Environment, Science

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