Beth

Unido: 27.may.2022 Última actividad: 26.feb.2024 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde noviembre 2022

North Texas Master Naturalist, Class of 2023
Volunteer for BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas), transcription and georeferencing

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I love our Dallas park systems, especially those featuring prairie remnants. I get out to stretch my legs and look at flora and fauna as often as I can!

My current interests center around preservation of prairie remnants as well as restoration of prairie and riparian habitat in urban areas. As a long term goal, I hope to be involved in projects that impact my immediate community, as I'm lucky to live in the midst of several expansive park systems.

This past year, I've located several previously undocumented prairie remnants in my urban area, including a beautiful woodland area with old growth chinkapin oaks (Quercus muehlenbergii) and a sunny limestone prairie remnant with an amazing wealth of forbs. Perhaps because I've previously worked as an archivist, I also enjoy researching past land use and understanding how previous peoples might have interacted with - and impacted - the land. This has helped me understand where and why I might come across remnant patches in otherwise disturbed areas as well.

I'm learning my way around identifications. If you are somebody who helps the community with regular identification and you've landed here, thank you for contributing this way. It is much appreciated.

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