From 12pm until 1pm
At Nature Learning Center, Albany
Do you take photos with your phone when out on the trails? Turn your mobile device into a reporting tool with iNaturalist and join other citizen scientists by documenting the flowering plants you observe on your next hike. By participating you can contribute to AMC’s Mountain Watch study to understand seasonal plant development in the context of climate change and improve your knowledge about plants and the biodiversity of the region. Your mobile device will automatically geo-tag the image, assigning its location, and if you’re not sure what the species name is of the plant you have observed the community on iNaturalist, including AMC’s own scientists, will help confirm or identify the plant. Join AMC staff science, Georgia Murray and Annie Evankow to learn more about the program, the results and how you can participate.