SA iNaturalists – May 2022

This May saw 8,137 observations covering 1,726 species from a total of 494 observers. This extended wet weather has really put a damper on observations. There were 66 species receiving their first iNat record in SA. This month saw a record 90 new observers contributing their first observations in SA. Upon this months observations, 521 identifiers contributed a total of 14,199 identifications.

During May there were an average of 51 observers each day, peaking at 99 observers on the City Nature Challenge Sunday. The highest daily observations again aligned with the CNC, with 1,686 observations being made on Sunday 1st.



Uploads for SA at the end of May stand at 329,567 observations of 9,013 species from 4,744 observers with, as of today, 5,214 identifiers providing 601,804 identifications.

Featured Observations from May
A Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali) along River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri by @dgobbett.
A deep purple Cortinarius archeri (Emperor Cortinar) at Jupiter Creek by @chrisseager.
A family of Underwoodisaurus milii (Thick-tailed Barking Gecko) South-East of Roxby Downs by @jbilby.
A resting Eurostopodus argus (Spotted Nightjar) at Monarto by @danielmarkos.
A Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) keeping the Spotted Dove population under control by @bernadette109.
A Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) family by @belindacopland.
An active Antechinus flavipes (Yellow-footed Antechinus) in Para Wirra CP by @anthonypaul.
A Rhytidoponera metallica (Green-head Ant) in Onkaparinga River NP by @connor_margetts.
A Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) clutch in Bakara CP by @rhytiphora.


(These are taken from observations 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).

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:
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Top observers & species observed in May:








(Data used for this post taken on the 9th of June. It excludes any observations and identifications from May that were uploaded after this date)