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

Posted in Citizen Science, Photography, Science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Telephoto lens attachment for cell phone cameras: useful tool for citizen-science applications like iNaturalist

An introduced planarian in Ohio

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

Posted in Citizen Science, Natural History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on An introduced planarian in Ohio

Sea Otters in Monterey Bay: Surfing at Sunrise

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

Posted in Citizen Science, Natural History, Photography | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Sea Otters in Monterey Bay: Surfing at Sunrise

Sea Otters in Monterey Bay: Seafood Breakfast at Dawn

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

Posted in Citizen Science, Natural History, Photography, Video | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Sea Otters in Monterey Bay: Seafood Breakfast at Dawn

Brood V Cicada from Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Here is one of two Brood V Cicadas that I spotted in a parking lot in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, on 19 June 2016. I’ve also recorded this observation in inaturalist. This is the first time I’ve seen these cicadas in … Continue reading

Posted in Citizen Science, Natural History, Photography | Tagged , | Comments Off on Brood V Cicada from Warrensville Heights, Ohio