Botanists are scouring the US-Mexico border to document a forgotten ecosystem split by a giant wall

iNaturalist bioblitz along the US-Mexico border makes news:
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/botanists-scouring-us-mexico-border-document-forgotten-ecosystem-110371018

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https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/inaturalist-en-la-frontera-de-mexico-y-estados-unidos/51597/2

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Thanks - I ran a search for the topic but did not turn up the pre-existing topic. This should be moved by curator under the pre-existing post.

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This actually sounds exciting. But wouldn’t it be dangerous to do it on the Mexican side of the border?

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This is addressed in the linked article.

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I’d be more worried about doing it on the American side – encountering the Border Patrol or a Minuteman and being mistaken for an illegal.

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That thread is in the Spanish subcategory. I think it’s fine to have two seaparate ones for now.

Folks, while the topic is inherently political, please stick to the biodiversity/collaboration aspect of it rather than throw out takes on which side is more dangerous. The point is that there’s a collaboration going on to explore and record biodiversity in this area.

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Nice! The BioBlitz is still going on until the 31st too. https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/border-bioblitz-2024-bioblitz-de-la-frontera-2024

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