Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Calflora
18 followers -
Discover and share where plants occur in California.
Discover and share where plants occur in California.

18 followers
About
Calflora's posts

Post has attachment
Public
quote

Back on April 5, EPA denied a petition from the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council to cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos, an insecticide used on a number of commercial crops in the U.S.

Today (June 6) the other shoe dropped as a dozen health, labor and civil rights organizations represented by Earthjustice filed a 44-page administrative appeal to EPA, urging the federal government to ban the insecticide. The attorney generals of seven states also filed an appeal calling for a ban, which must be reviewed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
...
PANNA and the Natural Resources Defense Council noted EPA had “reversed its own proposal to ban all food crop uses of chlorpyrifos. The agency took this position even though EPA found chlorpyrifos unsafe in drinking water in 2014 and 2015. And even though in late 2016 concluded there is no safe level of chlorpyrifos exposure in food or drinking water, and that workers are exposed to unsafe levels of the pesticide even with maximum protective controls. In 2016, the EPA also confirmed chlorpyrifos is found at unsafe levels in the air at schools and homes adjacent to agricultural areas.”



Post has attachment
Public
Here are the winners of the May 2017 Calflora photo contest:



Post has attachment
Public
Here is a great photo of Phacelia grandiflora from David Greenberger:


Post has attachment
Public
Here is how folks at the University of Washington have be utilizing plant specific tolerance data from Calfora:

From
http://www.calflora.org/entry/plantchar.html?crn=10263

Post has attachment
Public
Here are the entries into Calflora's May Photo contest to date:

http://www.calflora.org/entry/observ.html#srch=t&before=2017-6-1&after=2017-5-1&cols=p&nphoto=L

(These are all of the observation records with photos that somebody has "liked".)

Post has attachment
Public
Here is a great photo of brittlebush in Anza Borrego from Dan Fillipi:

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/noccdetail.cgi?seq_num=po33396

Post has attachment
Public
Calflora's May Photo Contest is off and running. (It is May 10, and @ 300 observations with photos have been contributed so far this month.)

We need help picking the best photos.

This year, we have a new "Like" system where every registered user can click on the photos they like the best. It is described here:
http://www.calflora.org/entry/photoContest.html#judging

You can see thumbnails of the photos submitted during May by looking at this Observation Hotline Search:
http://www.calflora.org/entry/observ.html#srch=t&after=2017-5-1&nphoto=t&ichk=f

When you see a good one, click on the ID, and then click on DETAIL to go to the observation detail page. If you really do like one of the photos, click the Like button under it. 

Post has attachment
Dynamic Plant Species Lists for State Parks and National Parks in California:

Alphabetical by park name:
http://www.calflora.org/entry/parks-alpha.html

Organized by county:
http://www.calflora.org/entry/parks-county.html

Post has attachment
Calflora Training April 24

This course will be a combination of lecture and field exercises on importing, exporting, and using Calflora data. We will discuss applications of collecting data in the field using Calflora apps for Android and iOS devices, creating history stacks to track changes and monitor populations over time, and mapping. 

Post has attachment
quote
"As a botanist, people keep on assuming that I know things they can do with their garden...
Calflora makes you look way smarter..."

This is very funny!
Wait while more posts are being loaded