Part 1 of a scientific study of the invasive species, Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed, or false bamboo. This non-native species of Maine was introduced in the 1800s along river banks to cut down erosion. This particular patch has been spreading from yard to yard over the last 17+ years, according to my nextdoor neighbor. This video includes an introduction to the species and a couple How-to spots on making a sampling quadrat and accessorizing a clipboard.
We showed people how to go out in the field and take notes on whatever species they have. We showed people what pictures they should take to help the scientists at vitalsigns identify your species.We also showed that people will need to take a scientific sketch and everyone with need to know how to take good field notes.