2014 Backyard Biodiversity
Tap on the “new spotting” button and share as much information as you can about the organism in your photo. Write a clear and accurate description of the organism and its habitat., or in brush area next to chapel parking lot. Complete all of the fields. a. Common name – start with the Hawaiian name if you know it (e.g., ‘ilima, then the English common name. b. Scientific name (genus and species name like Sida fallax) - this will require some research on your part. NOTE: if you can’t determine the scientific name, add as much detail as you can to the Description section and select the “Help me ID this species” box. c. Desciption - add as many details as you can – e.g., size, if the plant was a vine, or a grass, or a bush, or a tree, if the plant had many flowers or just one, shape of leaves, etc. If you were lucky enough to capture an animal in action, state what it was doing, where it was, etc. d. Habitat: be as specific as you can on the location where you made the spotting – e.g., in your backyard in Waianae, next to the dorm on the Kamehameha Kalapama campus, etc. e. Notes: add any significant information on the organism that you can find – e.g., if you upload a photo of a plant, state whether this plant is endemic, indigenous, Polynesian introduced, or alien. If you don’t know what these words mean, do some research! If your plant is significant to our Hawaiian culture, please briefly describe this so that your mana’o may be shared with other Project Noah citizen scientists. You may also share links to references if you can find them.
To explore and discover the biodiversity in our own communities. Kamehameha Schools Kapalama campus students will share what's in their own backyards and neighborhoods. Please kokua and help photograph, identify, and catalog as many species as possible.
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