Native SpeciesPaper birch

Betula papyrifera
FOUND by megachumpy
Swans Island
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by sarah
Peer reviewed by JR
Field Notes
i think is might be an aspen or a birch.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The bark is white and peels
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are entire and have jagged edges.
Photo of my evidence.
Has black cracks.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Betula papyrifera
Common name:
Paper birch
Sampling method: 
Time search
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.182074 °
W -68.417751 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Swans Island school
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-10 14:25
Town or city: 
Swans Island
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Eastern Coastal


Birches can be tricky and you did an excellent job! The bark in this photo isn't as "peely" as paper birch sometimes can be so at first I thought you had a grey birch. The leaf shape was the key for me in confirming your identification -- egg shaped instead of triangular. Great work including the key distinguishing factors!