Lisa Travis Curador

Entrou: 08 de mar. de 2018 Última vez ativo: 31 de mar. de 2020 Monthly Supporter since outubro 2019

Texas Master Naturalist, Blackland Prairie Chapter, Class of 2018

My motto: It's not how far you walk that matters: it's how many observations you makeI

I retired from teaching in 2017, but still have a passion for learning and sharing what I've learned. iNaturalist allows me to fulfill both of those needs. I started using the app during my TX Master Naturalist class in 2018, just casually, to help me identify a few plants. And within a month or two, I was hopelessly hooked! Trees and other plants are my main focus (Identifying them, not necessarily growing them!) I love being able to identify many of the plants I see, and I enjoy the challenge of figuring out those I don't know. I even enjoy spending an afternoon studying a page of the Big Book (The Flora of North Central Texas), trying to sort out the differences between certain species of Veronica or species of Elms.

Thanks to everyone who corrects my mistakes, and especially those who take the time to explain things to me. I will keep doing my best to pay it forward!

Here are links to external sites I frequently use:

**Blackland Prairie Texas Master Naturalist Project
**Blackland Prairie TMN Class of 2020
**Botonary, a Botanical Dictionary A dictionary of botanical names, including both the meaning and a pronunciation guide
**Bug Guide
**Flora of North America ID Keys for many plants
**Go Botany pictorial glossaryHands down, the most helpful guide to decoding botanical keys
**Plants of the World Online iNaturalist's authority for accepted botanical names
**SFASU DendrologyDetailed information on dozens of trees, plus many helpful resources for trees
**Virginia Tech DendrologyAnother helpful tree resource

Here are some "hubs" for identification guides on iNat:


**A Collection of Helpful Identification Guides Various ID journal posts written or recommended by iNat users
**Trees of North Central Texas A simplified key to common trees

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