Native SpeciesRed maple

Acer rubrum
FOUND by swallowwort P2
Old Orchard Beach
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by seaver
Peer reviewed by seaver
Field Notes
We are happy because we found the red maple tree. We could hear and smell dirt and leaves. We thought we found the black swallow wort because we found a plant with similar leaves but on this plant there were no flowers or seedpods.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Red maple leaf has three lobes and the leaf that we found has three lobes. It has a red stem and our species card says that it should.
Photo of my evidence.
The red maple leaves edge is toothed and thats what we found. it is toothed along the edges.
Photo of my evidence.
the bark was pale gray and has cracks slightly raised along the edges. The species card said it should look like that.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Acer rubrum
Common name:
Red maple
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.512740 °
W -70.392200 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
School grounds @ LMS
Trip date: 
Tue, 2012-10-23 08:15
Town or city: 
Old Orchard Beach
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


Can't get better than that for observations, Id and pics. I do love the colors of those leaves.

Verrrry artistic site and method photos. I'm impressed with your art AND your science.

You might want to keep your eye on this tree for the winter moth. They'll be flying soon: