Badges in Notes from Nature V2

For those of you new to Notes from Nature or who have been long-time transcribers and want to know about badges in the relaunched version, just a quick overview.  First, badges are part of a bigger overhaul of what we are calling your “Field Book”, which is customized for each user who has a Zooniverse account.  The field book is going to be a lot more interesting in the coming months, but for right now it contains information on the last set of expeditions you’ve been involved in, and the specimens and labels that you have just transcribed.  Check it out!  The link to your personalized field book is accessible on the Notes from Nature homepage!

As for badges, we have some plans for better notifying you when you earn a badge, but for the moment you’ll need to check your field book every so often to see the new badges as they happen.

For any insect expeditions you take part in (including the current bee fly and butterfly expeditions), the badges are:

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These first three  (egg, catepillar, and butterfly) are earned when you transcribe 1,25, and 100 records.  We also have a fourth badge for the heroic:

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that you earn when you transcribe 500 records.

For any plant expeditions, we have six badges!  Here are the first five, (representing seed, sprouts at three stages, and a young tree), earned when you transcribe 1,10,25,75,and 250 records.

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For the transcriber extraordinaire, true stalwarts, and to whom we will all bow to in amazement, there is the “mature tree” badge, which is earned when you transcribe 1000 records:

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We hope you want to collect them all, and we’ll be announcing more badges soon.  We hope you love the new Notes from Nature as much as we do, and keep helping to increase our knowledge of biodiversity, one record at a time!

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About Rob

Three "B's" of importance: biodiversity, bikes and bunnies. I get to express these "B's" in neat ways --- I bike to a job at the University of Florida where I am an Associate Curator of Biodiversity Informatics. Along with caretaking collections, I also have a small zoo at home, filled with two disapproving bunnies.

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