- Biodiversity at Home – Best Photography
- Plant Kingdom
- Fungal Kingdom (in the classic sence)
- Lichens and allies
- Ahtiana pallidula
- Calicium adaequatum
- Caloplaca stanfordensis
- Collema nigrescens
- Esslingeriana idahoensis
- Hypogymnia imshaugii
- Kaernfeltia merrillii
- Letharia vulpina
- Normandina pulchella (elf ears)
- Parmelia sulcata (shield lichen)
- Platismatia glauca
- Tuckermannopsis chlorophylla
- Tuckermannopsis orobata
- Umbilicaria sp.
- Usnea subfloridana
- Vulpicida canadensis
- Xanthomendoza hasseana
- Xanthoria candelaria
- Non-lichenized Ascomycota
- Lichens and allies
- Other “fungi”
- Animal Kingdom
- Annelids (worms)
- Arachnids (spiders)
- Diplopoda (millipedes)
- Other invertebrate animals
This project is to photograph the complete visible biodiversity on my little one acre piece of the world in far northern California. This is on the edge of Weaverville, nestled against the Trinity Alps wilderness, and described by author James Hilton as the place that reminded him of his paradise “Shangri la” (Wikipedia).
The primary goal is documenting biodiversity; photographic quality is secondary. Therefore, many of these images do not achieve gallery quality.
I’ve set just a few rules for myself:
- Organisms must be alive.
- Must be on (or flying over) my property.
- Things found inside the house count.
- No traps outdoors (catching spiders that have gotten inside the house is OK).
- All organisms have come to be on the property on their own, or if originally planted, then they are reproducing on their own. Therefore an exotic weed counts, as does a California Poppy descended from those planted 30 years ago, but the garden tomatoes we plant do not.
- For now, I’m only working with macroscopic organisms.
Current count = at least _ taxa (does not include unidentified insect larvae and other uncertainties).
This is a personal challenge, but it could be a lot of fun to see other’s take up the challenge! Please let me know if you do!
A lot of things are unnamed. Experts are welcome to let me know what I’ve got – just fill in the comments or send me a note. The hierarchy is not scientifically correct – it is constructed to be accessible to non-technical folks.