VOL: Become a Pesky Plant Tracker

Pesky Plant Trackers. Track seasonal change. Share what you see. Contribute to effective control of noxious weeds in Minnesota.

Pesky Plant Trackers is a citizen science project focused on wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed. You can help by finding these plants in your local area and sharing what you see.

By joining Pesky Plant Trackers, you can:

  • learn to identify these plants
  • share weekly observations on Nature’s Notebook
  • and contribute to the restoration of Minnesota environments

Sign up to join and receive updates.

Online training available in June 2020.

Citizen scientists observing plants. Photo by Dr. Stephan CarlsonCitizen scientists observing seasonal change in plants.
Photo by Dr. Stephan Carlson