Rural System's

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NatureScene

Conserving Observations of Nature

Prescription

1. Participate in NatureSeen.
2. Send observations from your enterprise environment.
3. Encourage use of area(s) by Nature Folks.

Information and Diagnoses

NatureSeen is a company encouraging superior observations of Nature, greater benefits from them, and more lasting personal memories. It exists to preserve valid, sure observations ... now lost because of variable publishing policies and limited outlets for reporting observations. We shall soon be developing a phenology club.

This is your special place to put your true, carefully-made observations of nature. Even if you are not adding observations, NatureSeen is still your wonderful place to read about what others have seen or otherwise observed within the rural outdoors.

In 2008 significant new observations of a threatened Sherman's fox squirrel in Florida were posted on my blog. They were observations made and photographed by Brad Rimbey. Many people subsequently blogged and sent pictures to produce new knowledge of the distribution of that animal.

NatureSeen is your place to:

If you report or otherwise use the observation, please credit NatureSeen.

Here are the current entries.

You are welcome to read it all, or just use the standard "Edit" at the top bar of your screen and click on "Find." Type in the word of interest and then follow through on your search for other places where your key word was used. These reports are not organized in any way but assigned a number and then listed in the sequence received. When possible support your observations with photographs. Be sure to see the disclaimer.

In NatureSeen we have few rules. There is a small cost of two bucks ($2 dollars) to making an entry. Digital images may be sent and included for $5 each. Other photos will be scanned and entered for $10 each.This amount helps pay the staff and the storage medium. The "rules and suggestions" are few and are available. Encouragement, appreciations, donations and support are encouraged.

Be sure to see other parts of Rural System.

All of us thank you. Too many rare or unique observations of nature have been lost, ignored, discarded, or given no place in "modern scientific" publications. Hours afield making observations are few, expensive, sometimes dangerous, and often the result of a special convergence of factors. We think that unreplicated field observations and those of sample-size "one" should be reported, not filed away into the dark otherness. Enough is enough! Work with us. Share. Enjoy!


We especially desire observations in the Clearfork region of Tennessee and throughout the coalfield. We may set up regional units after further development. There is great interest in southside of Virginia and North Carolina

We also accept observations about observations. We welcome your comments and observations about making (or failing to make) good observations. (Attach them to an e-mail note to us. We'll cite you if you so desire.) The loss in studies of nature has been great over the past 50 years. Museums and libraries have been closed. Experts have retired. Creating this site, we hope, will mark the end of that loss and start a new trend in sharing all types of solid field observations of wild animals and plants and the places and conditions where they live. Observations of pets, domestic animals, or cultivated gardens are not included. See Stills of Rural System.


We hope that you will make a $2 contribution for each entry as listed above, but don't let that stop you if it is not available now. Many contributors know the value of this web site even though they no longer work in the field. We have a few funds for adding observations that cannot be financially afforded. We'll add contributors names to our list (if they wish). This can be a splendid memorial to a field observer.

We are currently seeking a non-profit status as our efforts are related to developing and advancing this educational and conservation effort. Sponsoring local expeditions is one such important and exciting activity with great potential returns.

Here, below, is where you may make your entry. Fill in the form and send it automatically by clicking on the submit symbol. The words wrap. There are about 15 rows of space available. Observations are usually brief. Submit several, one at a time. You will see your entry when your check is in hand. (Our mailing address is Bob Giles, 504 Rose Ave., Blacksburg, VA 24060.) We shall soon provide secure credit card service. Contact us if you need special help with your entries.

See Naturalist Base in Freebase

Your Full Name

Your E-mail address

My Observation for NatureSeen(with date and place)




Perhaps you will share ideas with Rural System staff about some of the topics above.


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Revisions: July 3, 2005, August 2, 2008, November, 2009; January 29, 2011