10,000 observations

On March 1st of 2014 I gave in to peer pressure from my new friend Sam and posted my first observation to iNaturalist. Just a single image of a Question Mark butterfly. Fitting since it was a question on whether I would ever post anything again. At the time I was really only interested in birds and used ebird for that. So why would I want to post to a second site? Especially where I could only post what I had gotten pictures of.
Thankfully Sam kept on me about trying it again and I did. Slowly I began to get interested in other things because I could post them and get help knowing what it was. And then well, if I was going to post something I might as well post some other things too.
Gradually the interest in other things led to calling myself just a generalist and ultimately primarily an iNatter. It has gotten to where every time I go somewhere I am looking for things to observe. And then of course more things to go with that for the day. I plan trips to add observations. And iNatting has morphed into an obsession, addiction, passion, love, way of life
So that now, as of yesterday just shy of five years later I posted my 10,000th observation. And I am so very thankful for Sam pushing me to make those first observations. I have made many new friends, some of whom I spend a lot of time with. And have explored areas of Texas I probably never would have gone. And seen things I know I never would have seen.
So, here’s to iNat, all the creators and designers and pushers. Look forward to the next 10,000 and beyond.

Αναρτήθηκε από brentano brentano, Ιανουάριος 28, 2019 1005 ΜΜ

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Congratulations, Brent! Sam Kieschnick - iNat evangelist.

Αναρτήθηκε από tadamcochran σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Congrats on 10k, Brent!!! :)

Αναρτήθηκε από wildcarrot σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Congrats !

Αναρτήθηκε από rehb σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Congratulations! That puts you in an elite category!

Αναρτήθηκε από apcorboy σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Congrats Brent! Glad I was able to meet you through iNat, and thanks for all of your contributions.

Αναρτήθηκε από tiwane σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Way to go, Brent! Hurray for you! And hurray for Sam and his legendary efforts to get folks addicted to iNat!

Αναρτήθηκε από connlindajo σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Woohoo! 10,000! Amazing! iNat definitely changes the way you see the world and I love seeing your posts. Here's to "nature nerds" everywhere...

Αναρτήθηκε από alflinn329 σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Nice.

Αναρτήθηκε από fratto σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Sam? Sam who? Do I know this guy? Well, whoever he is, I'm glad he's so pushy! Congrats on 10K!! As long as you are looking up and I'm looking down, we got it covered! On to 15K!

Αναρτήθηκε από kimberlietx σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Hahaha! I go door to door with little pamphlets now.

"Do you have an iNaturalist-sized hole in your heart?"
:)

Here's to 10k more, Brentano!

Αναρτήθηκε από sambiology σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Congratulations on a significant milestone!

Αναρτήθηκε από jwn σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Congrats Brent. I've enjoyed following your journey.

Αναρτήθηκε από eangler σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Congratulations! Always enjoy running into you and learning from you! :)

Αναρτήθηκε από amynature σχεδόν 4 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

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