Have you ever wondered what types of trees make up the "Green Tunnel"? Have you ever seen a bright orange newt on the trail after a rain event? Have you seen a bull moose with its head stuck in a swamp and wondered what it was doing? Been surprised by a snake under foot and wondered if it was dangerous?
Check out www.iNaturalist.org
A Citizen Science Project has been created to help hikers identify and learn about the plants, animals and ecology they encounter along their journey on the trail.
Take pictures, record descriptions, locations and surroundings. Share your observations on iNaturalist. It is an excellent venue to learn about the nature that encompasses us. It is also an opportunity to continue to foster a trail community and to talk about something other than gear or food or blisters.
Day hikers, section hikers and thru hikers welcome. All seasons observations as well.