Species Cards

A place for students/citizens to upload completed species ID card templates for consideration as part of the official VS ID cards

Japanese Knotweed

This is my school Project about Invasive Japanese Knotweed and how you can identify it.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Gorham
School or Organization: 
Gorham Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Japanese knotweed
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
How should others reference your work?: 
Japanese knotweed

Finding D. japonica.

Students use microscope skills and knowledge of cell parts to distinguish between 4 different types of Red Algae in Samples collected by scientists.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Falmouth
School or Organization: 
Falmouth Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Dasysiphonia japonica
Common name:
Dasysiphonia
Resources I used to create this project: 
ID Cards from GMRI

Water chestnut

Project Information
City or Town: 
Sanford
School or Organization: 
Sanford junior high school
Species: 
Scientific name:
Trapa natans
Common name:
Water chestnut

Dandelion

Vital Signs
I have a study site photo:

The habitat is freshwater in a developed area.

The longitude : -70.70011
The latitude:43.581977

My sketch was of a dandelion. I drew it based on what I found outside and pictures on the internet.

My sampling method was just looking around.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
Rsu57
Resources I used to create this project: 
Bubblews.com
How should others reference your work?: 
If there were any problems leave a comment.

Identification

Field search : We were going outside because our class is trying to record every plant on our campus and writing them all down in our team hallway. Before we went outside we had to find a couple of plants that we would look for when we're outside. When we went outside we walked down the road a little bit and turned left heading into the woods. We searched the woods for about fifteen min and we took pictures, measured and got the longitude and latitude of the plant we selected. I had my friend hold the meter stick while I took the pictures so that they were clearer.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
Massabesic middle school

White Clover

34.8968 N and 42.0978 W in a forest like area with trees, next to a swamp on MMS school grounds. I am happy I found this plant because it's not invasive. I found it hard to find the scientific name for it. I am surprised to see that this plant stands alone, and no other White Clovers were near it. My sampling method was looking around for it.
I am looking for White Clover ( Trifolium repens). I found this plant near my study site.
The plant was four inches long, and the clover top was 1.6 centimeters wide.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
MMS
Resources I used to create this project: 
ipad, notebook, pen.

Witch hazel

On the campus of our school i think i found witch hazel but i need some help finding out what itt is it but i don't know so if you can please check out this below.

On Tuesday October, 15 2013 we went outside and started looking for a new kind of plant on the massabesic campus.

Our mission was to find a plant that had not been found before on the campus.I think I found some witch hazel but it's a little short in size but all the other dimensions are correct. The plant has made a great impact on the area around it and most of the plants have died out.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro ME
School or Organization: 
Massabesicmiddleschool
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Resources I used to create this project: 
I used my own teacher the forest trees of maine book and my own personal knowledge.
How should others reference your work?: 
I ask that they try and help out and tell me if this is witch hazel. And I would like to know more about the plant.

Purple Loostrife Spring ID Card

This is an ID card used to identify purple loostrife in the spring. The curent card describes it being really tall and having purple flowers but in the spring loostrife is still coming out of the ground and is small. This card will help people looking for it in the spring to identify.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
Massabesic Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Lythrum salicaria
Common name:
Purple loosestrife
Resources I used to create this project: 
I used loostrife we found and my prior knowledge.
How should others reference your work?: 
42lw2,Spring Purple Loostrife Card, Vital Signs Program,5/28/13

New England Cottontail ID Card

I created this card to help the users identify the New England Cottontail. This will help in finding it to document its location and try to help save them from going on the endangered species list. This will help users from getting confused between the New England Cottontail and the Snowshoe Hare.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
Massabesic Middle School
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Resources I used to create this project: 
I used multiple websites and my knowledge to create this card. I wasn't sure about three pictures. They were the habitat, scat and tracks. The website for the habitat: http://newenglandcottontail.org/habitat/habitat-ins-outs Scat:http://newenglandcottontail.org/natural-history/telltale-signs Tracks:http://wmrcp.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-england-cottontail-rabbit-survey.html
How should others reference your work?: 
42lw2, New England Cottontail ID Card, Vital Signs Program, 5/17/13

Raccoon tracking card

A species card to help you identify Procon Lotor A.K.A a Raccoon. The card show all evidence you can use to find a raccoon around your area, or other areas. (This is also a entry for the creative kid contest).

Project Information
City or Town: 
Limerick
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
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