Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Field Guide
A work in progress (access here), this collection of botanical photographs and research represents the effort of Albuquerque-area students coming together to produce an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to learn more about the plants of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque. It is intended to be a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary service learning project that reflects our entire community’s relationship with the river and floodplain that sustains and unites us all. Entries are searchable and professionally fact-checked and edited for accuracy.
This field guide is an ongoing project and was created using the iNaturalist platform. It is available for free and can be accessed on your computer, cell phone, or any other mobile device while in the field. For best functionality on the go, cell phone users will need to download the free iNaturalist mobile app available for Android and iPhones. Frequent users can download the entire guide, avoiding the need for internet service. (Be aware that downloaded guides will not be automatically updated as new entries are added or edited.)
The research portion of this project is designed for middle and high school students while younger students are contributing artwork with the help of their teachers or parents. Selected entries are reviewed, edited, and fact-checked before being added to the guide. Participating classrooms or youth groups enrolled may apply for a free guided field trip as part of their research. Find out more here.