INaturalist in the news: searching for rarely-occurring wildflowers

Here is an NYT article about a Latina scientist looking for rarely-occurring wildflowers following this year’s unusual rainfall . It mentions using INaturalist :

Each spring, Dr. Fraga and her fellow conservationists, including amateur botany enthusiasts who use apps like iNaturalist, try to document as many rare plant populations as they can.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/22/us/california-wildflower-hunt.html?unlocked_article_code=8gtoqDnmKY8f6LJON_rKjVZGrpOnasW-L42LjMBGrkaMSvjZRg00YIwaWgjeqrHzVU8d_1QFD2oNGGtjHHBVYDB-9POYPA8wjwglolmFshKZ_r5vbTApftTxtgDkgRUmHvvgvfxUQuwbECMaRVPKtQlsACtDuhCey8M_0fXI-58I2uXWf-W857H6oAGYjrGsshFcgcSX85MBSNGigzEZ6KwNcIr7Ggp6vZxohExiLFcn3ynyFt8yvVLsyyFqfOmdWP_HqGemIlB8XMXLyB7kALIILl9Ir7fEhUaaLOXWAJeePgwiajGjfXey_DRu78cmi9joj4oOphRVkZKPrFMS&smid=url-share

(Let me know if the link does not work, it should bypass around any paywalls)

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Thanks for sharing the link @teellbee! Great coverage of @naomibot’s work, and a nice mention for @courtney_m who runs the Piute Mountains Flora iNat project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/vascular-flora-of-the-piute-mountains

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That’s a good article, thanks. I like the excited “It’s a micro-super bloom!”

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