Mar 162011
 

Want to know more about the watchable wildlife around you? Want to know the spots that people in your area are visiting to find their mammals, birds, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians and more?

The (no more than weekly) WildObs Wildlife Update e-mail brings you encounters from the WildObs wildlife database centered around you.

Sign-up for WildObs to get wildlife updates delivered to you, and customized by you:

  • Nearest public/syndicated wildlife sightings around you
  • Closest wildlife sightings from species in your favorites or wish-list
  • Any wildlife sightings from your friends in your network
  • Featured encounters
  • New places and species

Use your WildObs updates to connect with the wildlife around you, and find your nature.

Here is an example:

A screen shot of a WildObs Wildlife Updates e-mail

Learn about the wildlife around you

Sign up for WildObs to connect with the nature around you.

Feb 232011
 

If you love getting out and about in the USA you probably already know the amazing people at US-Parks.com, and know that they provide you with online information on national parks & monuments, scenic byways, getaways, and even hiking trails. They are passionate about the great outdoors, and have developed an amazing site to help you plan your outdoor adventures.

US-Parks.com Website

Visit the US-Parks.com website...

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park by US-Parks.com

So, we are very pleased to announce that…

WildObs and US-Parks.com have partnered to add wildlife encounters to their outdoor information.

So now, along with all the information you need on Yellowstone National Park from park information to lodging and more, you can now get your information on plants and wildlife of Yellowstone brought to you by the WildObs community.

US-Parks are adding WildObs encounters to their already impressive wildlife & park pages, allowing people to get a feel for what species have been seen recently, and what they could be lucky enough to encounter.

If you are looking for American Bison, or perhaps want to see the tufted ears of the Abert’s Squirrel, you can find out about either of them on the US-Parks Mammals pages. Go check out the US-Parks.com site, you’ll be amazed at all you can find.

For the WildObs community, our crowd-sourced wildlife database gets better with each new viewer, and subsequent new contributor. An encounter with a new species at a local wildlife place could become the inspiration for that next trip, that new ‘lifer’ (new species on life-list) or wonderful photography subject. The more who share their nature, the more we can all find our nature.

Please share your nature.

Oct 232010
 

Would you like to allow others to be able to share and enjoy your most viewed or most recent WildObs on your personal website or blog? So long as you can insert a bit of JavaScript into your template or page, you can. WildObs will update this widget dynamically as you enter more species and encounters.

Log in to WildObs and visit your WildObs Widget Builder to pick type and style (sizes and colors.) You can make the widget wide or tall, have it blend into your site’s colors, and

You will receive a little snippet of HTML to paste into your website or blog, which will update daily with the your latest encounters. Here is an example of what it can show:

Share your wildlife on your blog or website...

Note: Some blogs sites do not allow JavaScript to be placed into the template. If you have any problem embedding this widget please contact me at @wildobs and I’ll do my best to get things sorted.

Sep 162010
 

WildObs allows you to share your wildlife encounters with your Twitter followers, it also imports your Twitter friends. Recently Twitter improved how applications interact with their site by requiring a user authenticate against their system.  This is good for your security, and your application management, however it requires that for WildObs to continue to tweet on your behalf you need to take a moment to authorize it.

Here is what is required:

Ensure you are logged in to WildObs and Twitter. Then visit this page on WildObs

http://wildobs.com/manage/profile/twitter_authorize

WildObs makes a request to Twitter, and redirects you here:

Authorizing WildObs access to Twitter

Authorizing WildObs access to Twitter

Once authorized Twitter will return you to WildObs.

WildObs Authenticated

WildObs Authenticated. And you are done.

Once authorized you are done. Right now this is a one time operation, so you ought not need to do this again (and if not indefinitely, for a very long time.)