Notes From Nature Talk
I think your date looks right.
I've done that, too.
Unfortunately, this guy looks his age!
Or, "How did that end up in my swim trunks?" My personal favorite: "It's not mine, I'm just holding it for someone."
Only if they promise to shake their fist while looking. 😛
foreign country. For plants.
Funny, my first thought was, "What about customs?" Then it occurred to me that this man was willing to get arrested. In a
(Blows horn) Where's the party, and who's gonna spike the punch? Congrats!
Although I have a friend who makes funny 4s like this, my gut says 8. Of course, my gut also says most bugs are icky-looking.
MGL's wife: "But, honey, I wanted to go shopping!"
Snort! Just lost some of my morning caffeine through my nose, Nose!
That's where I put them. ")
We should take bets on whether it's N or W. I bet $5 million on North. Hope everyone takes checks!
See, we have a Coloradan on the payroll, too: Dinosaur Nat'l Monument.
I guess all that time out looking for bugs (ahem, insects) would make you a little krazy.
I was wondering about the font myself. Maybe the mods want the hashtags to jump out at them for quick resolution.
We have a winner!
Never even thought about right-clicking. Thanks.
This guy's seen better days. Well, come to think of it, I guess they all have.
Lovely to have two Virginians on the payroll!
Many of us choose to add it in the host part, but there is also the point that this may not be appropriate since it's not off of an animal.
Small world, Wel! It's good to have a native around to guide us. I'd've said something more like Nose's idea, but I think you're right.
Reminds me of the bugs in the old B-movies.
ALMOST in pond.
#unclearlocation Any ideas?
Neither can I. I've had a couple like this and just marked something like #photodidn'tload
I'm gonna say yes, Sargent is probably the guy. I like when they're introduced and presented. Makes me think of a debutante ball.
Good to know, thanks!
see L. J. Littal's signature looking legible!
Hi, Doug! Some of us choose to use the newest plant name; some the oldest. Congrats, though, because you appear to be the first person to
I do the same thing.
It would be disturbing to be dead, wouldn't it? 😛
Maybe this one can just get by on its good looks.
I think I skipped his name a couple of times.
Kudos! It's almost like he saw this project coming.
Okay, I can totally see that. This is a tough one.
history. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
Can't tell for sure, but I believe this may be 'Porier's Gap Trail'. I confirmed the name Porier appears several times in the area's
See the new discussion topic 'Moderators: please read' in Just Chatting.
This is morbid but maybe it became a chapel after the store fell in the sinkhole.
Whoa! Someone was zoom-happy!
Are we in agreement?
they would have prohibited it in no uncertain terms. I propose we specifically ask a moderator so as not to perpetuate tension.
participate in some of the conversations. It seem to me that if we weren't encouraged to give logical, thought-out, reasonable input,
The moderators have also been paying attention to the 'recent' objects and our conversations. You can tell this by the way they
may need special attention from a pro.
transcribing info for each object. It's a way to correlate correct information and to indicate to scientists when a specimen
Assuming this is your first citizen science or Zooniverse project, the projects are designed to let several people take a crack at
It's not necessary to include trap info. 😃
The 'R' even looks like one, and not a 'th'.
Shaking with laughter!
Love it, darryluk! 😃
Most of us take a light approach here and are capable of laughing at ourselves when a mistake is pointed out , as long as it's done kindly.
I do have to add, respectfully, Pict, that the occasional mistake usually only requires a couple of quick words to correct.
Wow, and it has colors completely en vogue for the mid-60s.
Okay, I guess the glasses should be cleaned, Nose! 😛
I'd be concerned if it were anything other than two cheeks! I have not been immune to the Bald Knob joke, either!
I think that's an acceptable call. 😛
Wow, I totally misread.
Okay, I'm having a juvenile moment. Chuckle.
Simple words only come to simple minds (mine included). 😛
Last word looks like rare.
Mi_____ State Farm
Must be a hollow in Three Ridges. Three Ridges is a confirmed hiking area in Nelson Co.
Three Ridges, Hollow?
Good to know about the pencil. Oddly, that's something I've wondered about.
Wow, welwitschia, you must have Go-Go Gadget EYES!
"Daaa-aaAD! Do we HAVE TOOOOoo?"
Hi! Hugh H. Iltis, and it appears it would be 1996. See darryluk's note below.
Two possibilities: Either the 'Family' was enthusiastic in a Brady Bunch way or...not so much.
Love it! Third line: in yucky crud
I almost think it's 34.
No, don't do that! I like to think the spots on mine help me make 'brilliant' deductions! 😛
Thanks! I gave myself a pat on the back. Confession: I didn't know it was Mr. Freer until I figured the two initials. 😛
I'd also say something along the lines of : 'transcriber's note: appears to be witch hazel', since you're sure of it. Couldn't hurt.
And thank goodness for that!
Hi! This is Ruskin S. Freer on a particularly bad-handwriting day.
That's what I see, too.
Take a look at the 1926 below. I think it's Class of 1926 with a funny 2. Looks also like 'Dry soil, rocky or otherwise'.
I think it's in Ventura Co. but maybe the lines were redrawn.
MAYBE THIS IS IT! Oat Mountain is a 'peak' of the Santa Susana Mountains, reasonably near Santa Ana and hwy 60.
If that's an 'O' it doesn't look like his others. Maybe that's not meant to be there and it's just 'at park'?
approx. one bajillion miles from there.
Maybe Santa Ana National Park? But the only one of those I can find is in Texas. Oddly, hwy 60 runs through north Texas,
What I'd like to know is if Sargent or anyone went out looking more specimens from the same spot. You know, just to say, "Ha! I was right!"
#extensive-notes #name-disputed #oh-wow-take-a-look-at-these-notes
Silly Numbers (who needs 'em?).
I Googled the heck out of it the first time I saw a variation. This is what I found: http://albemarlehistory.org/index.php/Historical_Society/exhibits_detailed/exhibits_04.william_hotopp_and_william_ward_minor_post-civil_war_pioneers/
Well, this one's easy.
I'd say 14.
Wow. That's pretty neat.
Finally confirmed, folks! This is the first label I've seen where 'Hotopp' is spelled correctly.
Near summit "Sharp Top" Mt. We must be making crazy progress, because I've seen new comments on cards I've just seen.
be indicated like this: "ex. (plant species)".
Hi! The host field is where you would note whether a bug was found on, say, a plant (the plant would be the host). It will usually
Now I see it! Thanks!
I would say probably so. I've seen quite a few that mentioned Station as locality, but there was always a state indicated.
That's the beauty of having a couple of thousand pairs of eyes here!
Doesn't it, though?
Quick-someone take a picture of this picture! It's legible without much squinting!
I think you're right.
This form made me a little dizzy.
I've had the same location on one and marked it Trice.
Wow! Does that mean we can call him with questions? 😛
Good to know.
I'm seeing 51.
There's a Silo Cyn. in NV, but then it also looks like maybe SRV.
Poor things were found in ground litter, too?
I vote 52.
Modjeska Peak, 'OC' for Orange Co. 3300 deg. N 900 deg. E. You probably got this part already, but I read ex: cirsium californicum.
Are you looking at the abbreviation before the collector's last name? If so, it appears to be 'Wm' for William.
I'm sure we can find a bug around here that has everything BUT a thorax!
Someone also found a P. D. Hurd specimen missing its head. Not sure I'd want to be caught by Mr. Hurd!
I second that.
Not completely sure, but I think Louisiana calls them parishes instead of counties. Check for DeSoto in the counties list, maybe.
I feel like I could ID his handwriting in a heartbeat!
Is there a Detective of the Day badge? 'Cause I nominate Crackfox.
I love how we all throw in our history facts. I went from being a bit frustrated to knowing more than I expected. So much fun!
Haha, then I'm not crazy after all!
That seems like it would fit well.
Good old Ruskin S. Freer. Sorry to say, you'll get used to puzzling his out.
Tsk, tsk, Mr. Freer. Got everything but Old (?) Road and U.S. (?)01.
Okay, I've had several Monticellos. Does anyone know if this is supposed to be a county of a particular state?
Isn't it nice to see it's been tackled? And exactly the way this whole thing's supposed to work!
Maybe a scribbled 'situations'? The word would fit, but I'm nowhere near 100% sure.
My first thought, too. Thanks, Nose!
I confess, I only thought of it because September is my month of birth!
October 19?7. #uncleardate
Locality Blackwater, collector might be Grayson Mossie or Massie.
'Thirty days hath September...' That said, the only other viable option seems to be (maybe) Sept. 21. Maybe.
Well, seeing as how I've never ever made a mistake in my life...or at least in the last two minutes... 😛
I think so, too.
Oh. It stands for 'determined by'.
Hi! No need to record the 'det.'. It states who looked at this particular specimen and figured out its name. 😃
But what if the goons come knocking? You'll have all the evidence.
I don't know...I think it's Seward Forest. Google confirms such a place, and even states a relation to Lewis.
Someone get this guy a typewriter!
Vicia caroliniana, (Sunset?) Hill, East Radford. Fields and roadsides. E. C. Cocke.
How many guys were in on this secret?
Juncus effusus, locality Amelia County, May 13,1932. 😃
about the merits of each.
The moderators are aware that we're not sure which is needed, so until they let us know, go with your gut. You'll find lots of talk here
Hi, kjanson! Assuming you're a newbie, I'll brief you on this. We're evenly split on whether to transcribe using the orig. v. new name.
You could say something like #toolittleinfo
This one's tough. The best way to handle it is to transcribe what you're sure of and make a note here with a #hashtag.
Hence the universal frustration with Mr. Janzen!
This Janzen guy is infamous for writing on both sides of his labels. When the grad students took photos they could only capture one side.
I don't include the local name unless I'm not sure I transcribed the scientific name correctly.
I crack up a little every time you shake your fist!
You got it!
I vote 2012 based on handwriting. Don't know if this guy would have passed his handwriting tests in 1912! 😛
I can see him running around with a plant in one hand and a ruler in the other, exclaiming, "Look! 1-2 m tall!" to anyone who would listen.
'vic. Draft', as in Stuart's Draft.
It could be a misspelling of Hotopp, which was the name of a Virginia vintner. Wine country is near the Rivanna.
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You're welcome, and I agree about @caitlins!
disregard, unless the person has changed the determination, in which case, well...good luck!
a symbol for 'as det.'. What follows seems like the name of the person checking the determination and the year this was done. You can
Hi! Quite a few of us have questioned this. You'll see this person's (horrible) handwriting on lots of specimens. It seems the '!' may be
Here's a possibility that makes sense. http://mlbs.org/trailguide
more likely that the current names would be most useful.
Personally, I use the latest name. I figure with more resources and references to use, along with updated classification info, it's
Warwick County as part of the locality. Hope this helps.
There is a James City County to use in certain instances. When Warwick County is listed, I usually leave the county blank and enter
The history goes something like this: Some areas from these collections, such as James City, were once part of the now-dissolved W. County.
With you on that one, including the '?'.
Hugh H. Iltis. Lucky guess on the handwriting, then Google confirmed.
Good deal, thanks!
I say 'Polygala Curtissii. Google confirms its existence.
Scientific name #illegible
1981 person with illegible handwriting strikes again!
Is this the cocoon itself?
Might not have been his first rodeo, but it sure was his last! (It's late, and I'm punchy. No more bad jokes tonight, really.)
Here come the Men In Black!
It could be a misspelling of Hotopp, which was the name of a Virginia vintner. Wine country is near the Rivanna.
Yep, I agree with 1966.
Read the location info-definitely before the civil rights movement!
I'd say it's '04' but I think it's more likely to be 2004, based on the handwriting.
Possibly Sinaloa? I know that's a state, but it could be the collector was saying 'Sinaloa, 5 mi. N. of Mazatlan'.
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! Sandy it is! Thanks, ghewson!
Puzzled out every word except for the one before 'soil'. Any ideas?
vicinity Stuarts Draft?
Looks like maybe 'Clark' and 'Irish Gap'. There is an Irish Gap in Virginia. #IrishGap
So pretty it's got to be 'Presented by'!
I don't think I've ever described a beetle as beautiful, but this one king of is. In an ugly way.
#volcanoslope Google says this is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica.
Thanks, guys! I'll count that towards my 'something learned for today'.
Makes good sense to me.
Any ideas what this top label might say? I was able to get 'or', 'perhaps', 'toward', 'A.', and 'small'. Thanks!
Oh, wow, I most have been asleep when I looked at this one. Good thing I didn't transcribe yet.
Look at this guy!
Can anyone tell what the year is? I think it's 1987 but I'm not sure.
This is the brightest yellow I've seen so far.
Nice of someone to pick up the fallen part!
Anyone care to guess what this guy wrote?