Last week, the Chesapeake Bay Trust released an iOS application called Chesapeake Field Guide. If you’ve ever been out of doors and wondered what that bird call is or if that plant is dangerous, answers are now only a tap away.
“It’s a fantastic tool for people to learn about the Bay, with thousands of images at the palm of your hand,” says Alex Hance, executive director at the Chesapeake Bay Trust. “The core objective of the Trust is for people to discover treasures of the Bay.”
Derived from Robert G. Bailey’s Ecoregions of the United States and continuously updated for accuracy by the website eNature, Chesapeake Field Guide helps even an inexpert Bay student learn.
The app offers full profiles of plant and animal life, including the sounds an animal makes, its defining markings and where you’re likely to find it. You can also use the app to identify the dangerous and poisonous — or the threatened and endangered — species in the area.