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Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 20:17:30 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Butterflies of North Carolina project just created on iNaturalist

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Folks,

Something I or someone else should have done a number of years ago was to
create a project on iNaturalist that would automatically pull all photos
uploaded onto the site with the following two criteria: butterfly and North
Carolina -- into a single project. Based on my experience recently with
reviewing rare plant photos for NC in that project, I decided today to
create a new project: Butterflies of North Carolina. Here is the home page:

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterflies-of-north-carolina__;!!OToaGQ!6V-o9F2U3iUsZXBh3DqbdQerAk_Sbbi97oJHfOgzkpCDHlLbX_9Guj-XJZ-K3qYLLDg$

As you can tell from that page, all of the previou records submitted that
are butterflies and in NC are here -- 48,000+. This does not mean all are
correctly identified. But, at least it allows you to peruse the entries,
starting with the most recent, to see what is being submitted. Of course,
the common and conspicuous ones dominate! And, you can see that Rob Van
Epps is narrowly ahead of Salman Abdulali in # of species submitted. Lori
Owenby has submitted the most butterfly photos.

Some to many of you already upload photos here -- butterflies, wildflowers,
whatever plant or animal you feel worth uploading. * I do not want folks to
stop submitting your butterfly trip lists to carolinaleps! * Rather, if you
DO have a photo or two worth posting on iNaturalist -- particularly a less
common species as opposed to another E. Tiger Swallowtail -- I encourage
posting to iNaturalist. You DO have to Sign Up/Join to post photos. You
do NOT have to join simply to look at the photos of others.

To get to the Butterflies of North Carolina project, from the original Home
Page, go to Community at the top, click Projects from the dropdown, and
then in the Search box enter -- Butterflies of North Carolina. If you
just enter North Carolina you won't see it, as there are dozens of projects
in NC; and entering Butterflies won't catch it either, as there are dozens
of butterfly projects.

Enjoy looking at the records. Very few of them have probably been entered
into the big database of the Butterflies of North Carolina website, though
I generally do glean important records at the end of the year. And,
Salman, who uses the "subscription" function, gets all records daily in an
e-mail; so he has been tipping me off for a few years of really notable
ones.

Harry LeGrand

PS -- On the project page, or the home page, of course you CAN simply enter
a species name and North Carolina in the 2 fields (species and location),
to see all photos of a given species in North Carolina. For example, there
are 7 photos uploaded for Berry's Skipper in NC, all considered as accepted
= Research Grade.

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div></div><div>Folks,</div><div><br></div><div>Something =
I or someone else should have done a number of years ago was to create a pr=
oject on iNaturalist that would automatically pull all photos uploaded onto=
the site with the following two criteria: butterfly and North Carolina -- =
into a single project.=C2=A0 Based on my experience recently with reviewing=
rare plant photos for NC in that project, I decided today to create a new =
project: Butterflies of North Carolina.=C2=A0 Here is the home page:<br></d=
iv><div><br></div><div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.i=
naturalist.org/projects/butterflies-of-north-carolina__;!!OToaGQ!6V-o9F2U3i=
UsZXBh3DqbdQerAk_Sbbi97oJHfOgzkpCDHlLbX_9Guj-XJZ-K3qYLLDg$">https://www.ina=
turalist.org/projects/butterflies-of-north-carolina</a></div><div><br></div=
><div>As you can tell from that page, all of the previou records submitted =
that are butterflies and in NC are here -- 48,000+.=C2=A0 This does not mea=
n all are correctly identified.=C2=A0 But, at least it allows you to peruse=
the entries, starting with the most recent, to see what is being submitted=
.=C2=A0 Of course, the common and conspicuous ones dominate!=C2=A0 And, you=
can see that Rob Van Epps is narrowly ahead of Salman Abdulali in # of spe=
cies submitted.=C2=A0 Lori Owenby has submitted the most butterfly photos.<=
/div><div><br></div><div>Some to many of you already upload photos here -- =
butterflies, wildflowers, whatever plant or animal you feel worth uploading=
.=C2=A0<u> I do not want folks to stop submitting your butterfly trip lists=
to carolinaleps!=C2=A0</u> Rather, if you DO have a photo or two worth pos=
ting on iNaturalist -- particularly a less common species as opposed to ano=
ther E. Tiger Swallowtail -- I encourage posting to iNaturalist.=C2=A0 You =
DO have to Sign Up/Join to post photos.=C2=A0 You do NOT have to join simpl=
y to look at the photos of others.=C2=A0 <br></div><div><br></div><div>To g=
et to the Butterflies of North Carolina project, from the original Home Pag=
e, go to Community at the top, click Projects from the dropdown, and then i=
n the Search box enter -- Butterflies of North Carolina.=C2=A0=C2=A0 If you=
just enter North Carolina you won&#39;t see it, as there are dozens of pro=
jects in NC; and entering Butterflies won&#39;t catch it either, as there a=
re dozens of butterfly projects.</div><div><br></div><div>Enjoy looking at =
the records.=C2=A0 Very few of them have probably been entered into the big=
database of the Butterflies of North Carolina website, though I generally =
do glean important records at the end of the year.=C2=A0 And, Salman, who u=
ses the &quot;subscription&quot; function, gets all records daily in an e-m=
ail; so he has been tipping me off for a few years of really notable ones.<=
br></div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div><br></div><div>PS -- O=
n the project page, or the home page, of course you CAN simply enter a spec=
ies name and North Carolina in the 2 fields (species and location), to see =
all photos of a given species in North Carolina.=C2=A0 For example, there a=
re 7 photos uploaded for Berry&#39;s Skipper in NC, all considered as accep=
ted =3D Research Grade.=C2=A0 <br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div>

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