Monday, February 26, 2024

Here We Go Again

Alright, let's try this again. 

Every year it feels like I try to blog only to peter out somewhere before the summer really begins and I just go dark for the rest of the year. I think the trouble is I get more interaction from social media posts, whereas on Blogger if I enable comments it's dozens of spam links posted every hour of the day. 

My blog has also outlived it's usefulness. I feel like one of the main draws was the fact that I had a species list for Ants in the US. I added very generalized distributions some of which are wrong but it's right enough to still be useful. I just don't have the time to check them all and correct them. I was slowly making the names all link to their Ant Wiki but even that is verging on obsolete because iNaturalist has come along and is probably the most useful website/app I've used in ages. 

Seriously, you can just type in a species name and even narrow your search to your state and it gives you distribution data on species (generalized if it's threatened or endangered). It's not 100% complete but usually it's experts or grad students making the ID's on the content being uploaded.

So, I'm going to try and post some things here every week and we'll see how far we get this year.