moremoth's picture


Greetings, all!

If I have half a dozen species feeding from a single bush, do I have to enter the same bush half a dozen times for the interactions? That would be a rather boring display.

Apologies if someone has already worked this one out!




JoC's picture

Maybe they have

but maybe not. I assume that this an idea in development, to see how it goes. The type of interaction - feeding, symbiotic, parasitic .... that we share may determine just how useful this feature becomes. I am expecting that there will be some new associations discovered, as well as more evidence for those already known or suspected.


Rachy Ramone's picture


I am hoping that the system will be changed before too long, as what you have described is exactly what I, as a Plants Group contributor, don't want to see.

The site developers seem to have overlooked this issue - the same plant can indeed support a number of other species - and the Plants group seems to be getting overloaded with observations of things other than plants!

I can't say to you "please don't add 6 observations of the same bush to the Plants group".

But you know that's what I'm thinking!

Rachy Ramone

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DavidHowdon's picture

I don't think so

As far as I can tell you can add more than one interaction to a species. So once you have added the bush then you can add each interaction to that entry. One bush entry, multiple interactions.

David Howdon

dejayM's picture

excuse me..

Putting the science to one side (please). I am wondering if I am the only one to be alarmed at the way posts are being CLUTTERED with too much additional graphic information. I also notice that my Browser takes longer and longer to complete a single viewing-dowload of this new post style.
Being guilty of extending the Comments section (that is where I learn so much) is one thing but Seniors should ask if the average poster might find it confusing when all they need is to know that their Blackbird is, indeed, a blackbird. If they are really interested in the rest, they could be encouraged to tick my proposed 'My Spot "Interactions" ' box or simply follow the comments - for a change!

landgirl's picture

I agree

My slow and creaky broadband connection doesn't help, but I actually quite like it that I can view an observation, agree with it (or not) and move on - all before the interactions have appeared on the screen!

dejayM's picture


Yes - it is due to worsen.
Follow the thread (though off its original theme) here