This June saw 7,514 observations covering 1,709 species from a total of 438 observers. There were 73 species receiving their first iNat record in SA. This month saw 77 new observers contributing their first observations in SA. Upon this months observations, 444 identifiers contributed a total of 12,826 identifications.
During June there were an average of 47 observers each day, peaking at 74 observers on the June 13th Monday public holiday. The highest daily observations were on Saturday 25th with 469 records.
Uploads for SA at the end of June stand at 338,339 observations of 9,104 species from 4,874 observers with, as of today, 5,294 identifiers providing 618,698 identifications
Featured Observations from June
Fruiting Pixie’s Parasols (Mycena interrupta) in Belair National Park, by @melbo.
Scented Sundew (Drosera abberans) with several ensnared Camponotus ants, by @davidsando.
A Splendid Fairywren (Malurus splendens) from the Gawler Ranges, by @nealed.
Ervie, a satellite tracked Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in Port Lincoln, by @fransolly.
iNat ‘Observation of the Day’ for June 4th, a female Mouse Spider (Missulena sp.) in Morialta Conservation Park, by @kenhurley.
A slime mold Badhamia foliicola from Urrbrae including photos of spores, by @peter-lang.
Mating Giant Australian Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) outside Whyalla, by @possumpete.
Finally, one of my own, a Heterotermes sp. Termite soldier.
(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).
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(Data used for this post taken on the 8th of July. It excludes any observations and identifications from June that were uploaded after this date)