Best of VS

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Best all-around observations

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Impressive sketches

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Great evidence photos

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Community action photos

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Detailed field notes

  • "Cold fog and a salty, seaweedy smell greeted us as we stepped off the bus..."
  • "The students of MMS Aroostook 7th grade team have found a shocking discovery, Purple Loosestrife is growing on campus..."
  • "We saw birds and squirrels running up and down trees , but most of the birds were.... sadly flying south."
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    Excellent written evidence

  • "The stem to purple loosestrife is always square. I cut a part of the stem to show...."
  • "The leaves are in between 5-12 cm, ours is approximately 7 cm, and are alternating...."
  • "The shape of this star is different than the northern sea star. This one has shorter arms...."
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    Coolest comments and conversations

  • "One of the biggest challenges to hunting for curly leaf pondweed this time of year, is that this particular invasive plant..."
  • "The green in the eggs is from an alga called Oophila amblystomatis. It was recently discovered that...
  • "When we were checking we were looking for a cottony substance, and small white..."
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    Creative projects that share results!

  • Dedham looks for didymo
  • Invasive wreaths need careful disposal, Portland Press Herald
  • Purple loosestrife comic
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