Come join us at the Florida Museum of Natural History as we help digitize natural history collections as part of the global event -- WeDigBio!
When: October 20, 2018, from 10am -1pm ET
Where: The Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida Cultural Plaza 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611-2710)
Details: Help scientists determine if flowering times are shifting for the Goldenrod species Solidago sempervirens due to climate change by scoring the presence of open flowers--i.e. when stamens and/or pistils would have been visible between open and still fresh petals to an observer when the plant was alive – on plants collected over the last 100 years in this new Notes from Nature Expedition. The digitization of herbarium collections makes possible this type of temporally important, mass data collection effort. Herbarium specimens offer a wealth of important spatial, and temporal data about the world’s biodiversity, and digitization allows that data to be accessible for scientists, educators, and the community. This expedition was created for the WeDigBio 2018 global event.
Learn more about WeDigBio here: https://wedigbio.org/