Make your best guess! When you upload the image to the website, you will be prompted to specify the species. If you misidentify the species, we can edit it for you before we approve the photo.
In general, badgers have white and dark brown facial markings with a prominent stripe down the center of the forehead; white tipped fur called long guard hairs; long claws and short claws.
Marmots are often confused with badgers especially with but a quick glimpse, and many old males may be as large as a small female badger. Marmots tend to be more uniform brown across the back and yellow on the belly. If there is white on the face it tends to be between the eyes and over the bridge of the nose.
Wolverines are highly variable in body color and by far the rarest of these three species in Yellowstone. The classic body color pattern of the wolverine is light (white) across the forehead, white (light) stripes on the side coming together over the tail, white on the throat and with short claws.
To make uploading easier and faster, follow these guidelines:
Currently, the website is not capable of accepting videos. If you have a video that you would like to share with us, you can use free video editing software such as iMovie (for Mac users) or Windows Live Movie Maker (for Windows users) to export snapshot images from your video. Then you can upload your images to the website. Don't be deterred! If you contact us we can help you through the process, or view your video off of the website.
Yes and no. We understand that photographers spend a lot of time maintaining personal and professional websites. While we can view your website and look through the images, it is difficult to extract all of the data we need from each photo on a consistent or reliable basis. This is why we ask that people share their images with the Citizen Science website, where you are prompted to fill in known information (such as date and location) about each photo. Without specific information about each photo, we are unable to use them to collect data.
If you receive an "Error--Empty file upload result" message, your image is too large and/or incorrectly formatted. Cropping or resizing your image and exporting it as a JPEG should fix the problem. There are many ways to edit and re-format your images. Here, we have included instructions using software that should automatically be available on your computer. If this doesn't work please contact us and we will help you troubleshoot the problem.
If you receive an "Error--Empty file upload result" message, your image is too large and/or incorrectly formatted. Cropping or resizing your image and exporting it as a JPEG should fix the problem. There are many ways to edit and re-format your images. Here, we have included instructions using software freely available. If this doesn't work please contact us and we will help you troubleshoot the problem.