North Carolina Botanical Garden


iNaturalists in Action: Wildflower Workshop

with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist; Suzanne Cadwell, Director, UNC ITS-Teaching and Learning


Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Fee: $24 ($21 Members)


Join us for this online, interactive introduction to recording wildflower (and other plant and wildlife) observations with the iNaturalist mobile app and website ( We’ll meet virtually by Zoom for this workshop. First, we'll provide an overview of the application, and we'll discuss tips for photographing flora and fauna for identification. We’ll then provide a live, outdoor video demonstration of how to use iNaturalist to make wildflower and other plant observations. Next, we'll allow time for you to step outside to make your own initial observation. We'll discuss the results and provide suggestions for recording observations on your own and, if desired, contributing them to citizen science projects. To participate, you will need to have a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet available during the workshop, and you will need internet video and audio access so that you can join the workshop. Before the workshop, we will send participants an email invitation with a link to join by Zoom, and we will send a link to instructions for installing the iNaturalist app on your smartphone or tablet.




Remaining Seats: 19

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 9/30/2020 9:00 AM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructors

Julie Tuttle is an ecologist and biogeographer whose work has focused on the natural communities of North Carolina and other parts of the southeast, especially the southern Appalachian forests of North Carolina and Tennessee and, more recently, the distribution of native plants along Piedmont roadsides and landscape habitat connectivity for Piedmont wildlife.  She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Geography from the University of Georgia.  She has taught a variety of field and classroom courses in ecology, geography, and academic scientific writing (including a course on citizen science).  She most enjoys being outside, whether she’s co-teaching forest ecology in the mountains of western North Carolina, or photographing plants and insects on a Piedmont roadside for her own citizen science project on iNaturalist.


Suzanne Cadwell is Director of Instructional Technologies, Informational Technology Services, UNC-Chapel Hill, and a graduate of the NCBG’s Native Plant Studies certificate program. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she has taught academic writing, computer literacy, and educational technology workshops and courses for students, staff, and faculty. She works with the UNC Herbarium’s fungal collections as a volunteer and has been a member of since 2013.

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This class will be offered via a Zoom meeting. Link and other information for joining online will be provided in a registration confirmation email.