John Brew Curator

I'm an amateur naturalist, always learning. "Each one of us adds a little to our understanding of Nature, and from all the facts assembled arises a certain grandeur." - Aristotle as quoted by Bradford Washburn.

My main area of exploration is the Pacific Northwest area of North America. I also like exploring the Southwest and have been able to explore a bit of Australia and New Zealand.

Some references I use for Pacific Northwest
General
Cascade-Olympic Natural History : A Trailside Reference by Daniel Mathews (a favorite)
Botany
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington,Oregon,British Columbia,and Alaska by Pojar and MacKinnon

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson and I find that Mark's website is very useful Pacific Northwest Wildflowers (Mark Turner) to search within a genus.

Burke Museum, University of Washington Herbarium (WTU)
Trees of Washington by Milton Moser and Knut Lunnum of WSU
Biota of The Evergreen State College
BugGuide
Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Elegant Polemonium
(Polemonium elegans)
Brown Bear
(Ursus arctos)
common beargrass
(Xerophyllum tenax)
Great Basin Bristlec...
(Pinus longaeva)
Pacific Banana Slug
(Ariolimax columbianus)
Pacific Madrone
(Arbutus menziesii)
Fairy-slipper
(Calypso bulbosa)
Lemmon's holly fern
(Polystichum lemmonii)

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