I ran across this botany-based blog recently looking for information on invasive species. It contains interesting information about many aspects of botany with some nice photos and descriptions of plants that also occur in New York. To see it CLICK HERE.
Archive for March 2011
Lots of events are happening this spring so check the NYFA calendar for a walk or talk near you. CLICK HERE to see the calendar. If you have an event you would like to post send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Steve Young – NY Natural Heritage Program
Last summer I had to leave early from Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island for a field trip to Long Island. While I waited for the South Ferry I decided to explore the marsh to the west where a friend had told me there were some interesting plants. He was right.
The Google map of plant lists for New York is now accessible on the “Plant Lists” tab on our main website www.nyflora.org. Plant lists for the Albany Pine Bush and Brookhaven National Lab have just been added.
CLICK HERE to see the list of field trips and workshops scheduled for 2011.
Now that plants are starting to flower (I have gotten reports of skunk cabbage and pussy willow) you can help record this natural phenomenon by using the New York-based website Project Bud Break. According to the website it is associated with a national effort, a network of citizen scientists that is being established in New York to observe the timing of flowering, leaf development, fruiting, and leaf drop in populations of common native trees and herbaceous species. This site will help observers to enter their data on the timing of important plant events through the growing season. Through time they can see the effects of climate change by observing the fluctuations in phenology of our native plants. To register for the site CLICK HERE.