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Don't Forget to Shoot the Fruit

Thank you for contributing 607 observations in June from 103 observers!

Summer is here. Although some of our target species can still be seen flowering at high elevations, many have moved on to their fruiting phases. Fruit are also important to document as the next phenological phase of the flowering plant and an important food source for all kinds of birds, insects, and small mammals.

Keep a look out for budding and flowering Bluebead Lily (Clintonia borealis), Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense), and Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) at or near tree-line on high peaks. You may also see flowering Mountain Cranberry, ...more ↓

Posted on July 16, 2019 10:06 by annie_evankow annie_evankow | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Please join the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) in documenting flowering times of plants in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF). All plants and animal observations are welcome and if you add them to iNaturalist they will be available for scientific study. AMC is particularly interested in flowering times in the context of climate change and will review plant and flower submissions to use ...more ↓

Mini gmurray created this project on February 13, 2018

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