Josephine county adventures

During this Summer expedition, we came across a variety of unique sites and organisms. All of our sites were located in Josephine county. Most of the other places we attempted to visit were either private logging zones, private housing areas, private roads, forest fire areas, places with plants that had already flowered, or places too […]

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Part 1: Klamath County

The first two weeks have been full of unprecedented challenges, from figuring out how GPS devices function to searching for plants based only on vague locations. Yet we overcame these challenges and managed to have a lot of fun doing it too! Locating these plants proved to be of various difficulties. Some took the whole […]

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Poales in Curry County

My experience with keying plants began only a few months ago when I took a crash course in Systematic Botany, wherein we sped through the phylogeny and vocabulary of angiosperms with the speed and voracity of a sugar-pumped three-year-old on their birthday. This means that my grasp of family-specific vocab remains weak, and I’ve had […]

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The Field Botanists of 2019

Welcome back to another exciting summer of surveying the plants of the Pacific Northwest as we set out on another field season. This summer we have 8 field botanists (see below) who will continue collecting data on the presence/absence of historic populations. The field botanists are all recent graduates or continuing students at Western. Aimee […]

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