25 de septiembre de 2023

VasCan geographic distribution of Antennaria in Canada

retrieved 2023/09
Y = native | N = excluded | ? = doubtful

Species (# of ssp) BC AB SK MB ON QC YK NT NU Labrador Newfoundland Maritimes
Antennaria alpina Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Antennaria anaphaloides Y Y Y
Antennaria aromatica Y
Antennaria corymbosa Y Y Y
Antennaria densifolia Y Y
Antennaria dimorpha Y Y Y
Antennaria flagellaris Y
Antennaria friesiana (4) N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Antennaria howellii (4) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Antennaria lanata Y Y
Antennaria luzuloides (2) Y Y
Antennaria media Y Y Y Y
Antennaria microphylla Y Y Y Y Y ? Y Y Y
Antennaria monocephala (2) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Antennaria neglecta Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y
Antennaria parlinii (2) Y Y Y Y
Antennaria parvifolia Y Y Y Y Y N
Antennaria plantaginifolia N N
Antennaria pulchella N N
Antennaria pulcherrima (2) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Antennaria racemosa Y Y
Antennaria rosea (4) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Antennaria stenophylla N
Antennaria umbrinella Y Y Y N N
BC AB SK MB ON QC YK NT NU Labrador Newfoundland Maritimes

Distribution by province is a coarse tool. It represents the state of known data + opinion at a point in time by the data compiler.

It is useful for identifiers to help establish which species may generally be expected to be observed in a province. It also gives a quick picture of the regional patterns.

It can show which species in which provinces where the burden of proof might be set a little higher. For example, places where existing evidence was not enough to convince Vascan that the species is present so the species is marked as N.

Publicado el septiembre 25, 2023 03:29 TARDE por marykrieger marykrieger | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de abril de 2023

City Nature challenge 1 week away...

Our CNC group will be at the small parking lot on South Drive in Birds Hill Provincial Park at 2pm on Saturday if anyone wants to drop by and say hello. It is on the north side of the drive just before South Drive turns northward towards the east end of the Pine Ridge trail - See you there :)
Mary Krieger

Publicado el abril 21, 2023 12:35 MAÑANA por marykrieger marykrieger | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

08 de abril de 2023

Sign up to the City Nature Challenge project nearest you to be updated on activities in your area

The snow has returned to give us one last chance at our winter activities but by mid week temperatures are predicted to be on the rise. Bird migration is definitely underway with eagles and other raptors as well as geese and a few other waterfowl leading the way. Horned larks join the snow buntings in the open fields and gravel roads. Near our southern border, some are already reporting seeing the hardiest of our returning warblers - the yellow rumped.

The City Nature Challenge is set for April 28 to May 1- four days to find wild things living near your in company with others all round the globe. If you join a project, your iNaturalist notifications will include the event journal posts. These often give you updates about event activities.

The Winnipeg Region project is here https://inaturalist.ca/projects/city-nature-challenge-2023-winnipeg-region-mb-canada

If you will be somewhere else in Canada at the time of the challenge, check this list for a project near you...

If you will be somewhere outside of Canada, check the big list here...

Happy spring!

Publicado el abril 8, 2023 08:53 TARDE por marykrieger marykrieger | 2 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

19 de septiembre de 2022

Tree Crickets - how to observe

listen in late summer for the long sustained trill (or maybe a metronome like chirp)
go towards the sound - when it is very loud ( or stops in response to your movement) start looking in the tops of the plants that are about a foot to two feet off the ground - if there are goldenrods, start with them
the insect is often in the open but is green and so blends in well
Have fun looking

Publicado el septiembre 19, 2022 02:31 TARDE por marykrieger marykrieger | 2 observaciones | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario

20 de mayo de 2022

Invitation to the Biodiversity Challenge - June 9 - 12, 2022

This challenge is timed later in the spring to provide an opportunity for areas in the more northerly latitudes to show more of their biodiversity. It is currently is a more free-from event - the only structure is that the dates of the challenge are the same across the various groups participating and there is a boundary of some sort.

Historically the event known as BiodiverCity was organized by Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute on the NatureLynx platform and was primarily focused in Alberta. They are withdrawing from organizing the event but encouraging the spirit of the event to continue in whatever way the community feels suitable. I was approached along with others across the prairies to join in on the fun this year.

I have spun up two projects - as it happens I will be in two locations during the event period - so one for each location. (If anyone else would also like a project located where they are during the count period, I would be happy to make one for you - or help you make your own)

Here's the links to the projects ...

Happy observing!
Mary Krieger

Publicado el mayo 20, 2022 02:25 TARDE por marykrieger marykrieger | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

20 de abril de 2022

Manitoba Botanists Big Year 2022 goes live

Inspired by the news story linked below, Diana Bizecki Robson challenged the Native Plants of Manitoba facebook group to do the 1,000 plant challenge.


Though iNaturalist is not mentioned by name in the article - I sure recognize all the people interviewed from their participation there - many of them have helped me out with confirming/correcting my identifications of plants observed here in Manitoba. The current Ontario big year project is here...https://inaturalist.ca/projects/2022-ontario-botanists-big-year

I have made a similar project for Manitoba. Join the project to have your plant kingdom observations added to the event. The event runs from Jan 1 to dec 31 so any observations you have previously made from earlier in the year will also count once you add them. We are now at 4 species. Ready, set, go!


Publicado el abril 20, 2022 05:36 TARDE por marykrieger marykrieger | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

17 de abril de 2022

27 de noviembre de 2021

white water crowfoot identification in Manitoba

Thread-leaved crowfoot Ranunculus trichophyllus

a geographical nomenclature split.... Plants of the Wold Online the taxonomic authority for iNaturalist reserves R. aquatilis for the other hemisphere

this is also the current situation in VASCAN
https://data.canadensys.net/vascan/taxon/19646 Ranunculus trichophyllus

https://data.canadensys.net/vascan/taxon/8501 Ranunculus aquatilis

Plants in Manitoba were formerly known under the name Ranunculus aquatilis var capillaceus or var diffusus - these are now considered synonyms of R. trichophyllus :)

Publicado el noviembre 27, 2021 03:42 TARDE por marykrieger marykrieger | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de septiembre de 2021

12 de septiembre de 2021

Grass of Parnassus or Parnassia identification in Manitoba

occurring in Manitoba according to Vascan as of this date...

More frequently observed

Parnassia glauca - Fen Grass of Parnassus

few branches on the staminodia
stems leafless or with a leaf near the base
broadly ovate basal leaves

Parnassia palustris - Marsh Grass of Parnassus

many branches on the staminodia
some stems have leaf near middle
cordate basal leaves

Infrequently observed

Parnassia kotzebuei - Kotzebuei's Grass of Parnassus

sepals longer than petals, stems leafless or with a leaf near the base

Parnassia parviflora - Small flowered Grass of Parnassus

significantly smaller overall than palustris or glauca,

Publicado el septiembre 12, 2021 04:58 TARDE por marykrieger marykrieger | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario