Have you ever wondered about those inconspicuous tiny little blossoms on unimpressive looking tangles of stems and leaves, or those little sticky balls attaching themselves to your trousers seemingly out of nowhere? What's their name, are they "good" or are they "bad" in the Preserve? Native or exotic? Steve Sentoff, a Friend and Preserve Steward, has been looking just for those on his many walks in the Preserve. Steve has posted his photos on iNaturalist, an apps where you can post photos with their exact GPS location. You can also post a name for your plant, if you know it. But if you don't know the name of what you found or are mistaken in your guess, a volunteer somewhere in the world will surely confirm or correct your ID within a day or two. "A great way of learning", says Steve. Many of these fairly unremarkable looking plants are in bloom right now. Have a look and see which ones you had always wanted to call by name by didn't know it.
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