wildflower report for Science Friday?

Looks like I'm going to be on Science Friday tomorrow morning talking about iNat, wild flowers, and citizen science, noon-12:40 PDT. I've reached out to a few of you but just in case anyone else is reading, anyone else in the U.S. want to report some of their favorite recent wildflower sightings, or what you think folks interested in wildflowers should be looking for at this time of year in your part of the country? I'm looking at the data of course, but it's always nice to hear from people directly.

Actually, reports from anywhere would be interesting if you've got them. Not sure how many people listen to SciFri outside of the U.S, though.

Also, I think it's a call-in section (?), so call in!

Posted by kueda kueda, March 23, 2017 10:42 PM

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Will this run on NPR @kueda

Posted by dannym about 5 years ago (Flag)

It depends on your local public radio station, so check their schedule. You can also listen online at https://www.sciencefriday.com/listen

Posted by kueda about 5 years ago (Flag)

Any chance of an observation boom like back in august?

Posted by dannym about 5 years ago (Flag)

Ken-ichi,

Here in the Sierra Nevada foothills at about 2,000 - 2,800 feet, Trillium angustipetalum, our showy red trillium (or wake robin), found in shady locales, is just opening up, as is Calochortus monophyllus, yellow star-tulip, with it dense, hairy sepals, single flowers emerging from the base of a pair of long, lanceolate leaves, often sprawled across the ground. Another early marker of Spring that has just started opening up is the Grand Hound's Tongue, Cynoglossum grande, with leaves already larger than any hound's and its distinctive clusters of blue and white flowers. The recent splash of yellow in many places is the common Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis), its many-branched inflorescence creating clouds of yellow in the Ponderosa Pine understory.

Enjoy the show.

Posted by garyg about 5 years ago (Flag)

Looking forward to listening tomorrow! If you can sneak in the CNC somehow I will buy you multiple beers or other drinks of your choice. :)

Posted by kestrel about 5 years ago (Flag)

Cool! That's a great place to promote iNat. Good luck!

I'll have to track down the podcast when you're done. I used to listen to Science Friday a lot when I lived in the US.

Posted by jon_sullivan about 5 years ago (Flag)

I always listen to the podcast edition of Science Friday so I'll probably listening to it in the next couple of days. Very exciting!

Posted by vermfly about 5 years ago (Flag)

Well, didn't get to mention any users or CNC. Sorry! Was waiting for the right question...

Posted by kueda about 5 years ago (Flag)

You did great @kueda! @rebeccafay & I were sitting in her car in a parking lot in the pouring rain listening & tweeting!

Posted by kestrel about 5 years ago (Flag)

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