A naturalist in an eternal journey to discover the true diversity of the living world.
You can call me James.
My interest in the hobby began somewhere around the age of 6. Since then I have been fascinated in how diverse our world can be, especially in regards to microhabitats. I generally summarize my hobby as "pan-species listing", which is the process of documenting every species of organism I have encountered in the wild. This is generally not a competitive hobby for me, but more of a personal journey. Every species has its own unique story to tell in the grand portrait of nature, and I'm listening.
Outside of my personal interest, my aim is to help contribute to the greater understanding of all species, not just the big and bright. This not only adds to the knowledge of our little known taxa, but helps remind us all how important even the smallest and most overlooked organisms can be. If I can share my experiences with others, through iNaturalist or otherwise, then even better.
Time provided, I post additions via my blog here: http://timelessrivulet.blogspot.com/
I am in the process of developing several digital apps. My first work, a guide covering North American ladybugs, can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adalia-field-guide-to-ladybugs/id1121061924?mt=8
My particular (hoped!) areas of focus would be the Channel Islands, New Zealand, Arizona, and Baja. Basically, regions of high diversity and with added endemism are most likely to catch my eye! I have a special fondness for high altitude and alpine species. These areas push evolution to the fullest and the results are often astounding.
If you want to use my photos in any publications or guides, please tell me.