At the annual meeting of SWOAM a discussion came up about a new app for smartphones called About My Woods. I down loaded it immediately and have used it for the past few weeks. It has some great features.
The mapping menu is cool. You will find terrain, satellite, soil, water shed and land cover mapping all showing your location on the earth.
The app has a decent description of plants, trees, wildlife and invasive plants and insects. I like the quality photos and description making identification much easier.
A "who can help" menu has contact information for district foresters, local mills and more.
The app is from the North East State Foresters Association (NEFA) and the best part is it is free.
To get the app go to http://www.aboutmywoods.org/