Good things sprouting...

Recent icy weather notwithstanding, the days are starting to warm up, and plants are starting to sprout in the natural world we call Texas. All kinds of green things are starting to poke up out of last year's leaf litter... a lot of promise of good things to come.

As it is in the great outdoors, so too is it here in The Plants of Texas: good things are germinating and sprouting. While I'll have to be a little mysterious about what might be coming to this project (as the details are nowhere near final), many of the changes will help promote the conservation-awareness value of the data that is collected here. (As of this writing we have 994 taxa observed, and 2,137 unique observations.)

Also, I'm happy to welcome Cullen Hanks, of Texas Parks and Wildlife in the Wildlife Diversity Program, as a data manager for the project. He has created and curates a number of other conservation-related projects on iNat. Among them, it's his Herps of Texas project that initially served as the inspiration for me to start Plants.

So, stay tuned, and please keep adding your observations. Great work!

-Marc

Posted by marcopperman marcopperman, March 04, 2014 20:42

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