Work has started on the fourth section of the publication Online Illustrated Flora of PEI thanks to a grant from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund and donations from Nature PEI’s fundraising campaign.
The Online Illustrated Flora of PEI publication uses pictures to allow an individual to identify the various plants on PEI. Checklists for each group and a technical text-only key are also available for those more adept at plant identification keys.
The new section will cover 345 species of 47 families. It will build upon the Ferns and Rose sections released in 2018, 2019 and 2020, which can be found online at accdc.com.
The project is led by a steering committee with representatives of Nature PEI, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, and Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre (ACCDC).
The development of the fourth section is being supported by donations from Nature PEI members, Nature PEI, and the PEI Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division, as well as in-kind contributions from ACCDC, Nature PEI, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, Island Nature Trust, and PEI Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division.
The complete Online Illustrated Flora of PEI will be finished in March 2022. Donations can be made at naturepei.ca.