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Sunflower seed-head

Helianthus annuus


Our sunflowers grew to epic heights this year & now they are dying they are proving very popular with the finches & cardinals who are enjoying the seeds - & leaving the odd feather behind in the process!

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KarenL 9 years ago

No problem Anna - a lot of people are breaking the rules, I am sure unintentionally!
This is from the missions page; User created local missions have been designed for small groups, classrooms, and individual users. If you're a larger organization interested in tapping into our global community of citizen scientists, we can work with you to create a custom mission.
Peter wants to see missions operating successfully at a local level for a period before they become Global. This is to prevent a multitude of Global missions being created that don't all add value & with possible duplications. Once you have demonstrated that you have a successful local mission, you can email & request that it is extended globally.

AnnaWhipkey 9 years ago

Sorry KarenL, didn't realize I was breaking the rules. Since there are so many "local" missions with "global" membership I assumed it was just a formality. Is the process for global mission creation documented somewhere?

KarenL 9 years ago

Happy to do that Anna! I see I have just crept into the mission area!
Be aware that at the moment this is a local mission, so please could you only invite users with spottings within the 300 mile range! There is a process to follow if you wish to create a Global mission, but I understand that we are not creating any new Global mission at the present time.

AnnaWhipkey 9 years ago

KarenL please add this photo to the Spirals in Nature mission

KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Sarah!

SarahWhitt 9 years ago

What a nice shot!!

KarenL 9 years ago

I remember seeing your great photos of the squirrel! Our squirrels are too lazy to put in that much effort & find it easier to rob the bird feeders & the birds take flight before I can get close enough for a decent shot!

misako 9 years ago

I had an amazing sunflower season too--the squirrels ate most of my seeds. I did not see any birds on them.

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