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Wildlife Species Identification with iNaturalist - VIRTUAL

Wildlife Species Identification with iNaturalist - VIRTUAL Online

The iNaturalist app is a free tool for engaging with the world around us. It lets anyone participate in an international Community and Citizen Science effort to track and map the wildlife that exists everywhere, even in the most urban environments. The app records the date, time, and location users snapped a pic of the wild plant, animal, fungi, etc. But not everyone can ID the organism they found!

The iNaturalist community works together to identify observed wildlife down to the species level. Data like these are useful to ecology researchers, urban planners, park rangers, and more! This workshop will familiarize you with the iNaturalist species identification process, and the resources available to you for species identification.

We'll get to know the built-in iNaturalist tools for species identification, as well as the rich online and print resources available at UMass for field guides and species ID tools. Similar guides may be available at your local library. You'll leave the workshop having contributed to at least one species ID. I strongly recommend a two-screen setup to have Zoom open in one screen and your own iNaturalist account open in the other with the web interface, but it is not required.

<bold> This workshop will be recorded and posted openly on the web. Registering indicates assent to be in a recorded session.</bold>

Second of two workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the City Nature Challenge 2023: Western Mass.

Location: Online

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
10:00am - 11:00am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Registration is required. There are 50 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Melanie Radik
UMass Amherst Libraries