Archive for December 2011

A Fantastic New Bryophyte Blog

December 23, 2011

Sue Williams, a bryologist from Massachusetts, writes a blog about mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. It is a great resource to learn about the natural history and identification of these amazing plants. After reading a few posts I wanted to start looking at mosses in my yard right away. If you think there’s nothing to do when it’s cold and rainy go out and satisfy your curiosity about this world of tiny green plants. You just may get hooked. – Steve Young

CLICK HERE to access the blog.


Know Your Long Island Maples

December 22, 2011

CLICK HERE for an interesting website on the identification of maples on Long Island.

What species are these?

Calflora Smartphone Plant Reporting App

December 10, 2011

The California Flora project has a neat app to report observations of any of their species in California. According to their website: This application makes it easy for you to report the species name, date, and location of over 10,000 California native and non-native plant taxa. You can also add a photograph to a report, and share it with others later to confirm identification. Your reports are transmitted wirelessly to the Calflora database, where you can edit them and see them on a map. To read more about it CLICK HERE. The Bay Area Early Detection Network uses it to map invasive plants.  Below is a 9 minute video of how that works. The app demonstration starts at minute 2:15. Would it be useful to have something like this for the New York Atlas?