First day of the NCC National Bioblitz - Trees and Shrubs

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is holding their second national bioblitz beginning today. This one is a 'members only' bioblitz so remember to join the project if you would like your observations to appear in the project totals. The NCC also has more things planned if you also register your participation with them on their website.

Joining the project will also make the projects daily posts appear in your daily feed on your dashboard. Their first post highlight trees and shrubs - the woody infrastructure of our natural communities. I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look at how we are doing with observing the woody species that are big enough to make trees and that are native to Manitoba.

You could use this list to check how many you can find - the easiest to find and identify are at the top and it gets harder as you go down. If you would like even more challenge, you can generate your own checklist of native shrubs in Manitoba over at the VASCAN Checklist generator.

Have fun!

Common Name Scientific Name form RG obs all obs % id Description
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Tree 583 706 82.58% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54781
Manitoba Maple Acer negundo Tree 568 641 88.61% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/47726
Trembling Aspen Populus tremuloides Tree 396 591 67.01% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54840
Chokecherry Prunus virginiana Tree, Shrub 307 415 73.98% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54835
Paper Birch Betula papyrifera Tree 173 304 56.91% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/49883
Jackpine Pinus banksiana Tree 137 197 69.54% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/58724
Tamarack Larix laricina Tree 136 171 79.53% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/58721
White Spruce Picea glauca Tree 124 414 29.95% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/117326
Balsam Fir Abies balsamea Tree 119 139 85.61% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54261
Wolf Willow Elaeagnus commutata Tree, Shrub 96 111 86.49% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/162212
Balsam Poplar Populus balsamifera Tree 68 207 32.85% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54838
Eastern White Cedar Thuja occidentalis Tree 67 147 45.58% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54037
Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides Tree 50 249 20.08% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/52119
Basswood Tilia americana Tree 46 189 24.34% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54854
American Elm Ulmus americana Tree 39 243 16.05% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/53547
Silver Buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea Tree, Shrub 31 57 54.39% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/79071
Black Spruce Picea mariana Tree 29 83 34.94% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/84296
Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Tree 27 41 65.85% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54808
Canada Plum Prunus nigra Tree, Shrub 20 81 24.69% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54832
Pin Cherry Prunus pensylvanica Tree, Shrub 19 70 27.14% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54833
Black Ash Fraxinus nigra Tree 18 390 4.62% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54807
Red Pine Pinus resinosa Tree 18 63 28.57% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/52383
Red-berried Elder Sambucus racemosa Tree, Shrub 15 46 32.61% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/57824
Peach-leaved Willow Salix amygdaloides Tree, Shrub 9 52 17.31% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54842
Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Tree 6 12 50.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54857
Eastern Hop-Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana Tree 4 9 44.44% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54771
White Pine Pinus strobus Tree 4 8 50.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/52391
Water Birch Betula occidentalis Tree 3 15 20.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/75764
Bigtooth Aspen Populus grandidentata Tree 2 3 66.67% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54839
Showy Mountain-Ash Sorbus decora Tree, Shrub 1 9 11.11% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54266
Alaskan Paper Birch Betula neoalaskana Tree 0 0 0.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/159229
Pacific Willow Salix lasiandra Tree, Shrub 0 1 0.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/78943
Scouler’s Willow Salix scouleriana Tree, Shrub 0 4 0.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/71076
Alaska Willow Salix alaxensis Tree, Shrub 0 0 0.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/168313
Fleshy Hawthorn Crataegus succulenta Tree, Shrub 0 0 0.00% https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/54822

Posted by marykrieger marykrieger, July 29, 2021 15:25

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