Reminder – Observation guides

I have set up a SEPARC Pinterest as "Parcpins"

We have the three main boards


Plus other, future blog entries.


It’s also probably possible to group animals on the boards, for example by state, ecoregion, or by what the specific project attracts / benefits.

This is a way to do a quick visual guide for our target species (observation guide) using other people’s images.

For example, here’s a five lined skink image and species account from Missouri:

I can add you by e-mail address to contribute pins, if you think Pinterest would be something you’re interested in.

I imagine Andrea will want to – please send me your e-mail address if you want to join in on the "pinning" and I will add you.

Also, if you do decide to join in on Pinning, be sure to check out some of the browser extensions and add-ons that will optimize your pinning (save time, effort).

Let me know if you have questions and happy pinning (or observing).


On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 12:53 AM, Tanner Jessel <mountainsol> wrote:

Hello All,

I have converted John Byrd’s "wetland" to format for the web,

I attached as PDF.

The formatting one one image looks weird in PDF form.

Unsure if that’d be different once it gets out of preview land…

This is a preview link but you can’t see it unless you are logged in.

This will be the short link for the wetland blog article:

Short Link for Rock Pile blog article:

Short link for the main introduction page (to be under "products" section of blog):

We just have the stick pile / brush pile to go for our three main features to be ready!

Brush pile should not be too hard to convert…


On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 7:40 AM, Drayer, Andrea N <andrea.drayer> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the nice weather. I am just checking in with all of you about the observation guides (email with google doc template below). Have any of you had the chance to tackle your sections? I know it is a really busy time of year and many of us are finishing the school year and/or starting field work.

I would like to attempt a conference call sometime in the next week or two to try to keep this moving along. Please try to finish your sections by the time of the conference call.

Here is the doodle poll link for the next two weeks. Please indicate your availability as soon as possible so we can nail down a time. I added a few later times because of field seasons since it may be difficult for everyone to make it during normal working hours.

I really appreciate all of the hard work you all have put into the project thus far and a lot of people and groups are very excited about the end product.




About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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