I Did a Science!

Around New Year’s Day I blogged about my new project of logging species observations with iNaturalist while on my walks. I can’t honestly say I’ve been out and about a ton yet, but I have accomplished one science unit.

A mourning dove I saw and photoed while walking home on my lunchbreak one day has been verified by two other users. That makes it research grade.

Mourning Dove
It’s a little shadowy, but still identifiable. It was cold and I was too short on time to try for a better shot.

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Three IDs.

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I’m a scientist now!

I find this extremely motivating. The temperature around these parts is supposed to go above 20 F tomorrow. Maybe I can go out and find more science to do.

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Author: thedamari

I live in Missouri, a more beautiful place than many realize. I love writing, reading, walking, bicycling, and making lists. I’ve written poetry since I was seven. A few years ago I branched out into short fiction and memoir pieces. I also perpetually have a novel in progress. My brain pursues ideas at a brisk pace, wandering all over the map. This blog represents one of my efforts to keep up with it.

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