Originally this game was on the terragames.org web site.
I was the only person who was using it so I de-commissioned
terragames.org and moved the game here as a feature of this website.
I still maintain it for my own personal use, but it's open to the
public if anyone is interested. The only requirement is that to use it
you must register with a valid email address. The email address is used
to send you a validation code that gives you access to the game. It's
necessary to do that to make sure that you're a real person and not an
automated attack on this web site. Anyone who registered at
terragames.org is registered exactly the same here.
The Plant Name Game is inspired by and initially centered around
the plant community at Arastradero
Open Space Preserve and the Palo Alto Baylands in Palo Alto,
California, and is focused on native vs. non-native plant
identification related to open space restoration activites.
The purpose of the game is to help you test your knowledge
of and learn to identify the plants at the preserve and the baylands
by their scientific and common names. It's designed for people like
me who have a lot of trouble remembering all those names.
The game is played by matching pictures with names by multiple choice
selections. Click here
to find out more about the game and to play it.
I expect the game to evolve over time to cover more areas around
the San Franciso Bay Area, to California in general and beyond to
whatever limits are practical.
Also available on this website is a photo gallery of
Arastradero Open Space Preserve.
For more information about Arastradero preserve including restoration
and educational activities going on there, see the
Acterra website. Acterra is a
local San Franciso Bay Area non-profit environmental group conducting
the stewardship of Arastradero Open Space Preserve in cooperation with
the City of Palo Alto.
For more information about the Palo Alto Baylands restoration
activites see the Save the Bay
website. Save the Bay is a local San Francisco Bay Area non-profit
environmental group conducting numerous restoration, education and
other activities in the lands surrounding the San Francisco Bay.