Another typical backlog for the dedicated iNaturalist user...

I have so many photos in the backlog that I had to create a whole new photo album to keep track of them! These include photos from the field expedition to Panhandle Texas as part of my REU internship with the Morton Arboretum (note: that was an absolute blast). Our three-person team covered a lot of ground, from Monahans Sandhills State Park in West Texas to Quartz Mountain State Park in Oklahoma.

Of course, I will cull some of the not-so-good photos, since I tend to take more photos rather than fewer, but this is going to take hours for me to upload.

I'll get to them eventually, in the near or far future...

Also, I may have recorded a county record for Eryngium hookeri, at Matador Wildlife Management Area. I may upload that one sooner rather than later, with some encouragement. While I planned to collect a voucher for the population, research priorities and a surprise rainstorm distracted me from doing so. It is probably one of the furthest east records for that species, if confirmed. Thanks to Hunter Hopkins with TXPWD for showing us around!

Publicado el julio 10, 2023 04:03 MAÑANA por arnanthescout arnanthescout

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Update: Searching around, another (perhaps more likely candidate) for my Eryngium may be Eryngium diffusum, based on the BONAP distribution. It did seem rather odd to have E. hookeri so far out of its normal range. I really regret not collecting a specimen now. Oh well!

Publicado por arnanthescout hace 9 meses

Update: Finally cleared the backlog of observations! Woohoo!

Publicado por arnanthescout hace 8 meses

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