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Category Archives: Citizen Science
Telephoto lens attachment for cell phone cameras: useful tool for citizen-science applications like iNaturalist
I have used a clip-on telephoto lens with my iPhone to get better photographs of distant animals for use in citizen-science projects like iNaturalist and HerpMapper. Continue reading
In late May 2018, I came across this planarian among the leaves on the forest floor in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Planarians are part of the group of animals known as Platyhelmintes. Although planarians look a bit like earthworms, they are … Continue reading
In the last blog post, I mentioned watching sea otters catching and eating their prey at dawn. On one morning, I watch some surfers sharing the waves with the sea otters. The otters were already in the water when the … Continue reading
Over several early mornings from late December 2017 and early January 2018, I watched sea otters going about their business in Monterey Bay. One of the fascinating things to see was the Sea Otters catching and eating their prey. The … Continue reading