Using EOL: Making Observations
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Using EOL: Making Observations



An overview of viewing and making and sharing observations with EOL and

An overview of viewing and making and sharing observations with EOL and



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  • 1. Using the Encyclopedia of Life Making and Sharing Observations with EOL and iNaturalist
  • 2. Making and Sharing Species Observations 1 Create an EOL Collection of species you hope to observe 2 Email education (at) with the name and url/link of your EOL Collection 3 We will activate your collection and enable observation capabilities. You checklist will be available on both and on
  • 3. Making and Sharing Species Observations using your EOL Collection
  • 4. 1. Click on items or taxa to see all species in the collection 2. Click on an individual species to go to a page to learn more about them 1 2
  • 5. 3. Click on the iNaturalist tab to view a map and list of all observations that have been made. 3
  • 6. 4. To add an observation click on the add observationsbutton. 4
  • 7. 5. You will add your observations through, so you will need to either create an account or log in with a Flickr, Yahoo, Google, Facebook or Twitter account. You can link your EOL account in your EOL profile (click edit profile). 5
  • 8. 6. Enter in information about what you saw, when you saw it and where you saw it. 7. If you took a picture of what you observed you can add it here. 8. Save your observation! 6 8 7
  • 9. 9. View your observation on, where it has been added to your project and to a global map. 9
  • 10. 10. View your observation on EOL, where you see which species in your collection have been observed and learn more about these species by click on the taxa tab. 10
  • 11. iPhone App You can also add observations by using the iNaturalist iPhone App, available for free at the iTunes store. 1397028?mt=8
  • 12. Questions? If you have any problems or questions, please email us at: Home