Journal archives for August 2018

August 03, 2018

NYBG EcoFlora Update August 3, 2018

Help document the diversity and distribution of Milkweeds (Asclepias) in New York City. Take the MONITOR MILKWEEDS EcoQuest Challenge. See Milkweeds of New York City to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful plants.

There are already 180 observations of five species, 139 by nycnatureobserver.

How many species can you find?

Posted on August 03, 2018 12:26 by danielatha danielatha | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 10, 2018

NYBG EcoFlora Update August 10, 2018

Help document the diversity and distribution of Milkweeds (Asclepias) in New York City. Take the MONITOR MILKWEEDS EcoQuest Challenge. See the Guide to Milkweeds of New York City to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful plants.

There are already over 1,500 observations of seven species, almost half by @spritelink and @nycnatureobserver who have observed six species each! How many species can you find?

Join us August 18th for a MONITOR MILKWEEDS Field Trip to the Serpentine Art and Nature Commons on Staten Island. See here for RSVP.

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August 16, 2018

NYBG EcoFlora Update August 16, 2018

Thank you to the almost fifty people that have helped document the diversity and distribution of Milkweeds (Asclepias) in New York City. Take part in the MONITOR MILKWEEDS EcoQuest Challenge to contribute to this important effort. As noted on NPR, even urban areas have a lot of Milkweeds. And they could have many more with wise management and planting. See the Guide to Milkweeds of New York City to learn more about what species are native and pre-adapted to the diversity of habitats in NYC.

Join us August 18th for a MONITOR MILKWEEDS Field Trip to the Serpentine Art and Nature Commons on Staten Island. See here for RSVP.

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August 29, 2018

NYBG EcoFlora Update September 5, 2018

Ash trees (Fraxinus) across North America are threatened with extinction by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a small, metallic-green beetle. NYBG and NYC Parks are teaming up to collect and store Ash fruit for research on resistance to EAB and for potential future restoration. Observations of Ash fruit from naturally growing trees will help researchers identify trees for conservation.

Take the FIND FRAXINUS EcoQuest Challenge. And join us September 8 for a field trip to Van Cortland Park.

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