Hello Budawang Coast contributors, and happy 2021 to you! We all agree it's off to a relatively excellent start and it will be an exciting year for Budawang Coast Atlas of Life. Yes, it's now official, our name has changed to co-incide with the move to iNaturalist.
The end of January is fast approaching. This is one of two cut off times for transferring your naturemapr records to iNat, the other being the end of March. This means that if you request copying of your records after January 31 then it will not be actioned until early April. We encourage you to join many other Budawang Coast members and make the switch now. The feedback from those who have made the change has been overwhelmingly positive. Here’s an example from Andrejs, one of our major contributors.
I am really enjoying iNaturalist. The phone app is fantastic. I take a photo anywhere and simply add the shots without any trouble, and first the app offers up suggestions, otherwise pretty soon someone in the world has offered an identification! That is notified by email. The fact that the app is not restricted to the Budawang area is also a huge attraction for me, though anything in the area automatically goes to the Budawang Project. Everyday I am uploading some insect, spider - learning a lot about cicadas, for example!
I am now adding photos from all around Australia that I have previously taken as well. For the old photos without GPS, just typing in the location zooms straight to the area without trying to zoom down on the map of the world.
Highly recommend the app, the site, and great idea moving the Budawang Project across.
So let's do our best to stay together as a citizen science community by joining and contributing to the Budawang Coast Atlas of Life Project in iNaturalist.
Budawang Coast Atlas of Life · iNaturalist