This March saw 7,670 observations covering 1,914 species from a total of 488 observers. There were 106 species receiving their first iNat record in SA. This month there were 67 new observers contributing their first observations in SA. Upon this months observations, 544 identifiers contributed a total of 13,326 identifications.
The number of observers in SA has exceeded 485 each month for the last 7 months, peaking during the Great Southern Bioblitz 2021 with 591 observers during the month. During this March there were an average of 52 people recording observations on any given day, peaking at 79 observers on the 13th. The highest number of observations in one day was 503 records on the 19th.
Uploads for SA at the end of March stand at 307,505 observations of 8,822 species from 4,344 observers with, as of today, 4,957 identifiers providing 561,989 identifications.
The City Nature Challenge will be running this year from Friday 29th April through Monday 2nd May. Join the Greater Adelaide project. Observations can be made anywhere in the Greater Adelaide region. If you are looking for somewhere to visit, check out this shortlist of biodiverse locations in Greater Adelaide.
Featured Observations from March
A Southern Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris) by @environ.
A Australasian Osprey (Pandion haliaetus ssp. cristatus) by @sandy_horne.
A Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) by @anthonypaul.
A Wolf Spider Hoggicosa bicolor by @rhytiphora.
A Desert Banded Snake (Simoselaps bertholdi) by @jbilby.
(These are taken from observation during the month with at least one ‘favourite’. If you see an interesting observation from SA, remember to favourite it, and it might appear here at the end of the month).
The Belair National Park Project has recently surpassed 10,000 observations and sits as the park with the highest number of observations, species and observers in SA. With 1,220 species recorded in the park from 272 observers, the park has something to discover no matter your interest.
Do you have a particular expertise and are keen to help out with identifications in SA? Select your favourite taxa below to head to the Identify page:
Aves / Amphibia / Reptilia / Mammalia / Ray-Finned Fishes / Mollusca / Arachnida / Insecta / Plantae / Fungi / Protozoa / Unknowns
(Data used for this post taken on the 11th of April. It excludes any observations and identifications from March that were uploaded after this date)