Illinois Botanists Big Year 2016 Results

And the winner is…
Evan Barker with 877 species!

Research Grade Species
1st: Evan Barker (@evan8) 877
2nd: Erin Faulkner (@elfaulkner) 749
3rd: Mark Kluge (@sanguinaria33) 737
4th: Corey Lange (@coreyjlange) 646
5th: Jason Miller (@hikebikerun13) 322

It was a close race between the top four; Evan, Erin, Mark, and Corey were each in 1st place at some point during the year. Many thanks to all who participated in this friendly competition. We had 11,203 observations added by 395 people. Of those, 9,360 observations reached research-grade. That is, they were wild or naturalized, had a photo/date/GPS point, and were verified by at least one other person. A total of 1,365 species were identified, including subspecies. At least one, Stellaria corei (Tennessee starwort), was the first documentation of that species growing in Illinois.

The most observed native plants were Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern, 67 observations), Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed, 63), Trillium recurvatum (prairie trillium, 61), Claytonia virginica (Virginia spring beauty, 61), and Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple, 57). The most observed non-native plants were Taraxacum officinale (dandelion, 71 observations), Lotus corniculatus (birdsfoot trefoil, 48), Trifolium repens (white clover, 40), Trifolium pratense (red clover, 39), and Securigera varia (crown vetch, 36).

Thank you to all who helped identify plants for others throughout the year, especially Evan Barker/@evan8 (a whopping 3,715 identifications!), Corey Lange/@coreyjlange (1,816), Mark Kluge/@sanguinaria33 (1,717), Erin Faulkner/@elfaulkner (873), and cassi saari/@bouteloua (696).

These statistics were pulled from research-grade observations of plants in Illinois in 2016 as of 1/23/2017. You can still help the community by identifying unknown plants or confirming them to help reach research-grade.

Want to participate in 2017? It’s easy. Simply add your observations to the website or iPhone/Android app. Join the conversation on the Illinois Botanists Big Year Facebook group.

Posted on Ιανουάριος 24, 2017 0809 ΜΜ by bouteloua bouteloua


Great job! :)

It's quite fun to see what others are seeing -- I enjoy the frequency of observations of each species too.

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