Archivos de diario de marzo 2019

02 de marzo de 2019

Spring's been harbinged

Three observations of harbinger-of-spring (Erigenia bulbosa) on the same day in late February in southern Illinois:

Photo by @karen2001

It's March 2nd and the ILBBY 2019's got:

74 observers
957 research grade observations of plants
323 species
98 identifiers

@wildlandblogger is still in the lead with 143 species, but I heard at Wild Things that he may have some additional strong competition coming up once northern Illinois starts thawing out more...

As always, please help your fellow botanists, when yr able, to identify/confirm their observations.

And keep an eye on these links for any new documentations in 2019:

Publicado el marzo 2, 2019 02:10 TARDE por bouteloua bouteloua | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

12 de marzo de 2019

Northeast Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society: Upcoming Events

Chicago-proximate friends, the Northeast Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society has a few events coming up so far this year after a lil lapse in activity in 2018. Join the Northeast Chapter here (or, other Illinois folk, your local chapter!).

Have an idea for a field trip, evening lecture, or other event? Reach out to us at

Field Museum Herbarium Tour

Sunday, March 17th at 1PM
Join Iza Redlinski and Michael Huft for a tour of the Field Museum's herbarium, a vast collection of over 2 million plant specimens, including many collected locally in the Chicago region. Enjoy complimentary entrance to the museum following the tour. As space for this tour is limited, must RSVP to receive event details and meeting location (priority to INPS members): — currently waitlist only

Hike at Illinois Beach State Park and Chiwaukee Prairie

Monday, May 27th at 9:30AM
Hike the trail at Illinois' first nature preserve with your fellow native plant enthusiasts! See dozens of rare natives and spring wildflowers in multiple unique and rare habitats including beach dunes and pannes. You already have the day off, come join us at 9:30 AM at the Nature Center, rain or shine! Dress for the weather and bring good boots. It's usually not wet along the trails at IBSP. After a lunch at Culver's (or bring your own) we often drive a few minutes north to Chiwaukee Prairie for the afternoon, which often has wet trails. The trip to Chiwaukee is optional, but spectacular. RSVP to

Flora & Ecology of Deer Grove West Forest Preserve

Saturday, June 1st at 1PM
The first forest preserve in Cook County, Deer Grove West contains fine examples of oak woodland, forested ravines, and moranic depressional wetlands. This tour will focus on the site's ecology and highlight some of the rich flora that can be found throughout this preserve. Space is limited, RSVP here: (priority given to INPS members).

Future events in your inbox by joining up, and you can check our website to stay in the loop too.

Publicado el marzo 12, 2019 02:41 TARDE por bouteloua bouteloua | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

16 de marzo de 2019

In case you missed it — iNaturalist has a new forum!

iNat moved from Google Groups to a new forum hosted on the Discourse platform.
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Publicado el marzo 16, 2019 06:11 TARDE por bouteloua bouteloua | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario