Directions for Participating in Photo-point Citizen Science Program: We are looking for photos of each plant is undergoing phenology changes - like flowering, fruiting, gaining leaves, losing leaves, pollinators visiting plants and anything else interesting! This will help us visually track how quickly plants are growing and how phenology is changing over time right here in the forest. We will be having a contest with these categories in mind: Best Overall, Best Phenology (Buds, Fruit etc), Most Creative, Science Selfie (take a photo with the plant). The winner of each category will receive a special prize.
Walk along the path and find a plant with a Plant Tag that you would like to take a photo of.
Feel to share to your favorite social media #ncfphotopoint
Enjoy the forest! We love seeing your photos and unique perspectives of the forest.
Contest Ongoing contest with first winner announced May 21. Additional winners will be announced in the following weeks. How to enter? Follow directions for Google form https://goo.gl/forms/Reccrm5RZNHci2oC3 all entries to the form will be included for contest. Winner will receive a special surprise from Friends of North Creek Forest.
Best Phenology: Take a photo that captures flowering, leafing, fruiting or other seasonal changes.
Most Creative: Use your best artistic skills to capture a new insight of the plant.
Science Selfie: Take a selfie photo with a plant, don’t forget to showcase the plant.
Best Overall: Most aesthetically pleasing
The plant tags use QR codes for plant information. How to use the QR codes:
Download a QR code reader to your phone if you don't already have one (available on your device’s App. store ).
Find a plant sign and scan it with your QR code reader
Volia! You have the plant’s common name, latin name, ethnobotanical history, restoration uses, habitat information and photos all at your fingertips.
Usage: Thank you for being a part of compiling data to add to the history of North Creek Forest. This data will be used to track the phenology (timing of flowering, fruiting and other life events) and the growth of our plants, over the course of a season. Photos submitted as part of this project may be used on PlantsMap with credit. If you prefer that your photo not be used, or have any special restrictions please leave a message in the comment field of the google form. Names and emails will be kept private. We won't publish any photos with people in them without advanced permission. For more information about this program please contact email@example.com
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