Farewell, For Now

Hello all,

I am officially at the end of my internship with the National Park Service and Appalachian Mountain Club. In the past 12 weeks, I launched this project and collected observations from over 1000 of you! I am so grateful for your participation in this project. Your observations have proven once again that using iNaturalist as a research tool is possible. From the 3000+ observations in this project, I was able to create baseline metrics for analysis of flowering and fruiting in native plants along the New England Trail. I found that yellow trout lily, jack-in-the-pulpit, and Canada mayflower will be the best indicators of spring for the region. I also found that many factors such as elevation and latitude impact when seasons arrive.

Only through your efforts could I have begun this project and made these scientific conclusions. But this project is by no means over! The New England Trail Nature Watch will continue to live on as a tool for AMC and the NET’s conservation research efforts. While I may be leaving my position as project administrator, I will continue to contribute - I hope you all do as well.

I had a great time getting to know you all, and see what you’ve observed over the years. I wish you all the best and happy observing!

P.S. If anyone is interested in becoming a curator for this project please message @val_neuhausser or @gmurray on iNaturalist! This volunteer opportunity will aid our research greatly and can occur remotely on your own time!

Publicado por grace_piselli grace_piselli, 05 de agosto de 2022


Great project! I'm glad that you were doing it, wish that I had been able to participate more this past year. I wish you the best as you chose the next thing to do in your life!
Karro Frost

Publicado por karro_frost hace 4 días (Marca)

Thank you Grace for launching this awesome project ! We are thankful to have had such a hard working and knowledgeable intern and I know you will continue to contribute greatly to science and science education as you move on in your career. All the best in the future!

Publicado por gmurray hace 2 días (Marca)

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