TCWP would like your help in tracking the biodiversity of the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens. As many of you know, the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens is a unique habitat in the region. One TCWP works to preserve. By tracking the species that live there, TCWP will have a better understanding of the survival of rare species as well as the presence and proliferation of invasive species.
Using the iNaturalist app, we are asking users to take photos of their observations in the Cedar Barrens and upload them for identification. The app will help with the identification if you are not sure. Additionally, once observations are uploaded, other users and experts may suggest changes to the identification you have chosen.
If you want to include digital photos taken with a camera, that can be online at iNaturalist.com.
Check out TCWP’s iNaturalist Cedar Barrens project at: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/oak-ridge-cedar-barrens
To learn more about iNaturalist, check out https://iNaturalist.org.
To learn more about using the iNaturalist app, check out this video: https://vimeo.com/162581545
This will be an ongoing project and we are looking for observations year ‘round. We are also considering similar projects for other TCWP stewardship areas and will let you know once those are available.