April to June 2022 Challenge - summary

Well I have been quite busy over the past few months with other things so time to catch up on how have we been tracking in our Monthly Challenge over this time with another splendid effort, in the last couple of months we all contributed a massive effort. The numbers will only go up as people may upload observations in the next few weeks. As of writing, we have contributed.

 

April

Observations 10, 377 (10, 144 in Australia alone)

Species 3, 079

Identifiers 706

Observers 72 (28 with more than 50 observations at the time of writing)

#Where have our been made?

© 2022_NASA, TerraMetrics

 

May

Observations 6, 457 (6, 196 in Australia alone)

Species 2, 198

Identifiers 583

Observers 60 (21 with more than 50 observations at the time of writing)

#Where have our been made?

© 2022_NASA, TerraMetrics

 

June

Observations 5, 368 (5,023 in Australia alone)

Species 1, 999

Identifiers 493

Observers 61 (21 with more than 50 observations at the time of writing)

#Where have our been made?

© 2022_NASA, TerraMetrics

 

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Together our 62 Australian observers accounted for substantial contributions to the overall records made all contributing;

April 8.9 % of the 114,327 observations recorded in Australia

May 6.2 % of the 100,315 observations recorded in Australia

June 6.3 % of the 79,476 observations recorded in Australia


Over the three months, the number of observations exceeded 100,000 Australian iNaturalist observations, twice in both April and May but fell away in June to just below 80,000 possibly due to the cooler weather experienced across southern Australia. It is fantastic to see so many observations being made.


As we coming into Orchid season in southern Australia and I encourage you all to level up with Wild Orchid Watch, the Australian citizen science project that has its own app that collects extra data, that feeds into inaturalist.

You can install the Wild Orchid Watch (WOW) app on your mobile device, simply by typing in your internet browser: app.wildorchidwatch.org (or select the button below) and follow the prompts. The WOW app is a progressive web app, so it sits on the web, not in the app store, but looks just like a regular app once installed.


The most observed species in April 2022

The most observed species in April was the Stink Bug, Bromocoris souefi with 67 observations all from Queensland, you can check them all out here.

Bromocoris souefi, observed by @natashataylor at Graceville Parks, QLD (CC-BY-SA) .


The most observed species in May 2022

The most observed species in May was the White Garland House Hopper Maratus scutulatus with 46 observations all from Queensland, you can check them all out here.

White Garland House Hopper Maratus scutulatus, observed by @natashataylor at Graceville Parks, QLD (CC-BY-SA).

The most observed species in June 2022

The most observed species in June was the Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen with 30 observations, you can check them all out here.

Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen, observed by @saltmarshsteve at Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (CC-BY-SA).

 

Highlights for the month


We would like to congratulate Greg Tasney on his amazing efforts on iNaturalist.org her recently exceeded 50, 000 observations on the platform! check out his collection https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&user_id=gregtasney&verifiable=any






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