[Techtalk] Phenology/Citizen Science nature logging frameworks?

Miriam English mim at miriam-english.org
Mon Nov 2 02:36:17 UTC 2015

Sounds like a great idea. I'd love to get my Mum using something like 
that. I could get some mileage out of it too, though I don't actually 
step outside very often. :)

Trish's suggestion of GrowStuff.org looks interesting, though it would 
be nice to be able to note things like when the wallabies are around 
more, when the black cockatoos come through, when the little moths swarm 
(in their millions!) in the garden, as well as the flowering times for 
various plants, weather conditions and so on.

I'll keep an eye on this thread.

	- Miriam

On 02/11/15 09:19, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Has anybody worked with, or seen, an open source web package for
> logging nature observations, like noting what birds or other animals
> you see, when trees lose their leaves, when flowers bloom?
> I want to get more organized about recording details like that, but
> rather than just editing a CSV or text file on my own computer, I'd
> love to set up a website that other people could use. There are a
> lot of people where I live who use eBird for birds and email their
> flowers-in-bloom sightings to a mailing list, but there's no
> organized way of collating all that data and making it available.
> And I bet there are lots of people in other places who might use
> a site like that too.
> I wouldn't need lots of bells and whistles, mostly just a web
> framework where people could log in, set their location, and enter
> date, time, species, and their observations (maybe with a few other
> fields like how many of that species). Data analysis, maps,
> collations etc. would be great but that's fun stuff I could work
> on whenever; the important thing is starting to gather the data.
> Python strongly preferred, but I could live with PHP. I'd prefer
> to avoid Java.
> Any suggestions? And is anyone else interested in a project like this?
>          ...Akkana
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