The first week

We relaunched Notes From Nature a week ago. We are really excited about the response that we have gotten in that time. In the first week we have had over 600 registered volunteers and close to 9,000 transcriptions. Thanks so much to all who contributed to make for such a great first week!

The relaunch also marked our new approach of providing smaller and hopefully more meaningful sets of images. We are calling these expeditions. We are thrilled that three have been completed in less than a week! They were Florida Mints, Florida Laurels, and a set of CalBug Bee Fly images, which was the first to be completed. This is a new approach for us as well and we would love to hear what you think of the expeditions we have put up or the approach overall. Leave a note in the Talk forum and let us know what you think!

We are also experimenting with collecting different sets of fields. For example, the current Florida St. John’s Wort expedition does not ask for the geography (country, state, country) to be transcribed, because we already have this information in our SERNEC database. This should make each specimen even quicker to transcribe.

We are working on ideas for new expeditions and content that will be of interest to our users, so please let us know what you think so far.

In appreciation,

The Notes From Nature team

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