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Updated: 30 October, 2013
25 April, 2012
- October, 2013
- 28 October, 2013
- We just published the latest version (Draft-37) of
Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 2013.
Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).
For the first time this checklist contains over 20,000 species.
- 16 October, 2013
- We just identified the 1,100th moth species photographed at Blue Heron Drive, Clarke County, Georgia
since we started mothing in 2010.
Many thanks to everyone involved, particularly Cameron, Mary, and Tori.
See species accumulation curve.
- 1 October, 2013
- In September Discover Life surpassed 100 million monthly hits for the first time,
serving 828,000 IP addresses in the process. We've now totalled 2.15 billion hits since inception in 1998.
- 30 September, 2013
- 20 August, 2013
- Discover Life surpassed two billion hits today!
- 11 June, 2013
- Today we broke a 1,000 identified moth species at our Blue Heron site. Since we started mothing
in 2010, we've taken over 100,000 photographs of moths, beetles, frogs, and other critters
that have come to lights at Blue Heron. Of these we've identified 75,000 to species.
Many, many thanks to everyone who's contributed, particularly Cameron, Mary, Tori, Alec, Cody, Stella, Sam and Joe.
We'll celebrate this biodiversity milestone with a fun gathering this fall. Stay tuned.
- 1 May, 2013
- In April, Discover Life had 65 million hits from over 538,000 unique IP addresses --
our most active month ever. Thanks to all y'all's help and participation. It's not just Sam Droege. Go team!
- 30 April, 2013
- April, 2013
- 15 October, 2012
- Discover Life keeps on growing -- in August, we received over 50 million hits from over 375,000 unique IP addresses.
It was our best month yet!
- 17 May, 2012
- Thanks to Jason Hollinger, we have now finished integrating "Ways of Enlichenment" and Discover Life.
Each night, Discover Life pulls in names and photographs from Ways of Enlichenment, and builds an interactive checklist.
Jason Hollinger and the folks at Ways of Enlichenment are keeping the names current,
and any changes will be reflected on Discover Life as part of our taxonomic authority files.
Thanks to our guru Jason, we are glad to have finally reached enlichenment!
- Thanks to Markus Scherer who just produced six instructional videos that are linked on the album pages
and the mothing pages. These videos tell you how to photograph moths, upload photogtraphs, ID them,
and tag them with where and when. They are about five minutes each and we suggest you use them if you are a
first time user or if you need help. Many thanks, Markus!
- Discover Life now has a server mirroring www.discoverlife.org in Australia at
the University of New South Wales. This and a backup server are part of Gerry Cassis' and John Pickering's
project to database sepcies interacitons, funded by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).
If you are in that neck of the woods, you may get faster service by going to http://ala1.science.unsw.edu.au
or you can go to our home page and click on the "University of New South Wales" link at the very bottom of the page.
Ultimately we hope to have servers elsewhere in the world -- if you'd like one at your location, let us know.
5 January, 2012
5 December, 2011
- We now have a Facebook group! Make sure you search for discoverlife.org rather than .com.
If you are on Facebook, go to our group and request to join. We'll keep you updated on news and events.
11 November, 2011
- We are planning Spring and Fall Natural History Surveys
in partnership with the Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
These surveys will be 24-hour multi-site, multi-state events to study ants, bees, moths,
lichens, wildflowers, salamanders and other targeted groups. For details see
events. We hope that you will join us
and participate at a site near you.
9 November, 2011
- Publications that used Discover Life data can now be shared on our
which you can access by going to "Research" on the main navigation banner.
If you have items to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Citations" in the subject line.
- Synonyms and species names are now italicized on our species pages and cheklists.
7 November, 2011
John Pickering and Nancy Lowe taught macro photography and Discover Life protocols
to a Master Naturalists class at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.
6 November, 2011
John Pickering gave the keynote address to the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative conference.
21 October, 2011
20 October, 2011
Justin Long and Liz Sellers started our list-serv: email@example.com .
Albert Meier and partners launched the Kentucky Natural History Survey.
We congratulate Kentucky and look forward to supporting this endeavor!