I have started a collection that may be of interest. Observations that have a story related to the current C19 Isolation. Not every Observation then but ones which can be collected and that have an interesting connection to the ‘shutdown’. Obviously they can be any organism but must be OBSERVED within the period and within the current ‘restrictions’. They can still be ’what the Hell is this?' or complex educational ones.
PLEASE MENTION THE TAG isolation1 IN THE DESCRIPTION TEXT AND A FEW WORDS TO CONNECT THE OBSERVATION TO THE CURRENT ‘SITUATION’ One day the collection will be nice to look back
The first is here
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/797157/ please read the comment.
Once the tag is in and saved, click on it to see the ‘collection’
Link to the Collection https://bit.ly/2UG8T47Isolation
PLEASE use the correct Tag,
isolation1 Someone has created a wrong one, please DON’T create new isolation ones
A very nice idea, thank you.
Here in SE London, I’m limited to common songbirds and pavement weeds at present. Unfortunately, the local council workmen appear to have put down some weedkiller this week, and some of the plants I’ve been watching have died off. Perhaps the light ground-frosts we’ve been having didn’t help the more tender plants.
I don’t think I’ll have much to contribute (but I will be taking the opportunity of confinement to resume my pondering of the unidentified moths at the bottom of the pit).
It’s working, thanks
Please don’t tag ALL your current observations, just selected ones that have special connection to Virus Isolation.
WRITE A LITTLE OF YOUR STORY IN THE TEXT PLEASE
Please wade in and support the Observations with Agreements and Comments
What trouble I am having. loads of obs with the WRONG tag, plenty withOUT a single mention of the current situation. So few uplifting stories.
How about looking at some of these projects and helping out with ID and agreements. Just putting the note here will probably also start a fresh forum posting on the topic too, unless it is better kept under the isolation heading.
So few people using this little tag or telling something of their Lockdown story
Here’s the ISOLATION COLLECTION so far
Yes it is a bit of a shame. I suspect people are going to different place and recording different things, I have carried out various analysis of this but it is tricky as there are so many other factors involved.
From my point of view I would not have made that collection of Poplar observations Poplar identification and possibly also not the frosty ones https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/801220/frost-damage-to-plants nor so many observations from the allotment https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/293866/eaton-avenue-allotments
Possibly also not chatted so much to others on iSpot.
Interesting (and thanks) I have never ignored my own immediate environment, hence my Garden Project. BUT I have taken a much more detailed look at the things I have taken for granted. Annual windburn on my conifer, (yesterday’s exchange in the Forum), for example, may well turn out to the first Orkney Record of Dothistroma septosporum (neé Mycosphaerella pini). I need to do more research today, instead of galavanting on an Atlantic-facing beach - much to my regret and yet science will benefit from yet another National Record.
I would URGE people to find ways of submitting their confirmed sightings (here in iSpot) to National Recording Schemes. iRecord does not work for me but dialogue with LOCAL or REGIONAL recorders always assures great value for money.
Notice that there is well above the average number of comments in Isolation Obs.