Native SpeciesPaper birch

Betula papyrifera
FOUND by Goons
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Shea
Peer reviewed by Nick
Field Notes
When we went into the Messalonskee Trail System we tried to look for a White Birch that was small enough to see the leaves. But when we did find one just the right size it was really exciting. We just felt good to be outside in the wild, surrounded by fresh air though. The best of all was the sounds of birds chirping out beautiful songs and the sight of different varieties of plants. I was surprised though, that I didn’t see many animals like squirrels and deer. We also couldn’t find many White Birch that were small enough to examine their leaves. In the end though, we were successful.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are oval with toothed edges.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark is white and papery.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are alternate.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Betula papyrifera
Common name:
Paper birch
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.555250 °
W -69.714380 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Messalonskee Trail System
Trip date: 
Thu, 2011-05-19 10:52
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Lower Kennebec


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