Diario del proyecto Sarasota-Manatee EcoFlora Project (FL, USA)

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08 de junio de 2020

Into the Night! - Sarasota-Manatee EcoFlora Challenge June 2020

Hello Everyone in the Sarasota-Manatee EcoFlora Project!

Each month we will be focusing on a different subset of plants and while all observations help with our main goal of cataloging plants in our counties there are some that we want to pay particular attention to. This month inspired by Selby Gardens' spectacular queen of the night cactus, Selenicereus pteranthus, this challenge will have you venturing out during the twilight or early morning hours to find the beautiful cactus flowers. This will help us monitor how and when these plants flower throughout the years. This month will also focus on cacti in general which thrive on sandy beaches, scrub land, and even as epiphytes climbing trees. While the Queen of the Night flowers at night many cacti flower during the day so be sure to see, and observe them all!

Show off your cactus photography skills with this June event, INTO THE NIGHT. Join this month's ecoquest here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/into-the-night-sarasota-manatee-ecoflora-challenge-june-2020

Publicado el 08 de junio de 2020 a las 08:00 PM por sean_patton sean_patton | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

23 de junio de 2020

New to iNaturalist or Plant Photography?

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for joining the Sarasota & Manatee EcoFlora Project! Our main goal is to identify and observe as many plants as possible in Sarasota and Manatee counties. To do this we need clear photos of plants with as many parts clearly photographed as possible. This includes the stems, leaves, how leaves are placed on stems, flowers, trunks of trees, and any unique characteristics. Need help learning how? Check out the Selby Gardens Downtown Campus page linked below for iNaturalist instructional videos, news on the latest challenges, and wonderful videos of Selby's very own botanists talking about EcoFlora!


For those who may be more experienced please be sure to participate in our EcoQuests, month long projects Like Into the Night that test your skills at finding different groups of cacti as outlined in our last journal post. Also we are always interested in plant-animal interactions. If you see a butterfly pollinating at a certain flower or insect associated with a plant be sure to tag them together under notes and the tag option.

As always thanks for helping document and observe our local Flora with the EcoFlora Project at Selby Gardens!

Sean Patton

Publicado el 23 de junio de 2020 a las 07:03 PM por sean_patton sean_patton | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario