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Wild Columbine Indian Paintbrush Calopogon Orchid - Credit S. Langley
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is looking for citizen scientists to help us better understand the diversity and distribution of flora along the Bruce Trail.
Whether you are a trained botanist or just interested in learning more about flora, the Bruce Trail Conservancy can use your help.
Citizen science is a powerful way to collect much needed data while participating in an activity you already love, hiking!
The Bruce Trail Conservancy would like to catalogue the flora along the Trail, looking for patterns, species movement, invasive species, rare species and native species. For more information, go to the position description.
2. Download the app from inaturalist.org and register
3. Get added to the Bruce Trail Conservancy project
4. Start hiking and taking pictures of flora along the way
5. Upload your data to inaturalist.org
Minimizing disturbance to the flora we are observing is the main concern for every citizen scientist and field botanist. This includes:
Plants of Southern Ontario - available at the BTC online Store
Identification hikes at the Bruce Trail Conservancy Annual Meeting
2 Identification hikes will be offered per year to the volunteers in this program
Monthly email to all participants