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Guilford County observations in iNaturalist (photo by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Using iNaturalist to Learn About Native Plants, presented by Ann Walter-Fromson

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What is iNaturalist and how can we use it to learn about native plants? Ann Walter-Fromson will show us how the iNaturalist website and smart phone app work. She will demonstrate how the iNaturalist community can help with plant identification, with understanding the timing of plant life-cycle events, and where specific plants are found. We’ll also look at iNaturalist projects, which are designed to answer questions such as the diversity of organisms within an area or the spread of an invasive species, and how we can learn from other iNaturalist community members.

You may get the most benefit from this program if you set up a free account at www.iNaturalist.org and also download the free iNaturalist smart phone app (IOS or Android).

Ann Walter-Fromson

A retired psychology professor, Ann Walter-Fromson is an active member of the Triad chapter of the NC Native Plant Society, T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society in Guilford County, and Piedmont Bird Club. She is a certified NC Environmental Educator, and a 2017 graduate of the Certificate in Native Plant Studies program at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, for which she conducted an independent research study of pollinators attracted to the native plants in her yard.

Umbrella-leaf in bloom
Umbrella-leaf (Diphylleia cymosa) detail of bloom. Photo by Ann Walter-Fromson


This program is free and open to the public, and all are welcome!

In-person meeting – [no Zoom]  We will be meeting at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Meeting Room (1420 Price Park Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410).

Related Field Excursion on November 9th at 10 a.m.

Want to learn more about using the iNaturalist app? Join us for a ramble around Price Park on Wednesday, November 9 to look for interesting plants to document and identify. Bring your smart phone with the free iNaturalist app downloaded, and be sure to create an account with iNaturalist.org before you come. We’ll meet in front of the library at 10:00 a.m. and will explore the park for about an hour and a half.

Many of our monthly programs are also posted on the NC Native Plant Society YouTube Channel within a couple weeks (when all goes well). Click on “Playlists” to see programs from each chapter. This event will not be recorded, so we hope you will be able to join us in person. Click here to visit the Triad Chapter’s webpage.

Thank you for joining the North Carolina Native Plant Society as a member or guest to learn more about the ecology of our region!!! We look forward to seeing you!!!

We hope you’ll consider becoming a member, volunteering, and/or helping to promote our education and outreach work by sharing with your friends and family. Thank you again!

NOTE: The Triad Chapter has an informal listserv for members and friends in the Triad area who have events, native plants, or questions to share. To join the listserv, please write to Triadco@ncwildflower.org with your name and a little bit about your interest in being on the listserv (so we know you’re a real person in our community). NCNPS members receive notices from NCNPS, but that is not set up for community exchange, as the informal listserv is. We look forward to hearing from you!

Screenshot of taxa documented in the Triad area on iNaturalist.
Map showing records documented in the Triad area on iNaturalist (but the observations list “The World” has not been narrowed).

The event is finished.



Nov 02 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Kathleen Clay Edwards Library
1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410


Triad Chapter

Triad Chapter