Digital identification

I usually forget to tuck ID books into the car when we take off on an outdoor exploration, yet it bothers me to see a plant, flower, or whatever strikes my curiosity and be unable to identify it. Instead of contemplating collecting a leaf or sample, the technique The Botanist taught me, these days I take a picture.

Of course, more often than not, I neglect to find the time to actually do the ID later.

This, from a dry ridgecrest in eastern piedmont Georgia, however, is I think a red maple, Acer rubrum.