LKHD herbarium and iNaturalist

The Claude Garton herbarium is currently encouraging expansion of our botanical knowledge of NW Ontario flora by participation in the global citizen science program and app called iNaturalist. We offer workshops on the use of the program, encourage high quality image submissions and assist in teaching plant identification skills. Projects are being developed aimed at increasing iNaturalist observations by school and university students, and particularly aboriginal youth from remote communities. . Several specific iNaturalist "Projects" were developed, with focus on Lakehead University campus, Turtle River Provincial Park and the Islands of Lake Superior (with EcoSuperior).

This iNaturalist screenshot from February 2019 shows the knowledge gap regarding nature observations in NW Ontario. It includes all organisms, but in general reflects the intensity of flora collections held in the LKHD herbarium.