Will van Hemessen Curator

Joined: Mar 03, 2016 Last Active: Jun 25, 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since November 2020

Consulting ecologist and botany enthusiast in southwestern Ontario, Canada. I've been on the Field Botanists of Ontario board of directors since 2019 and I coordinate FBO's three annual awards: the John Goldie lifetime achievement award, the student award and the Bill Crowley photography award.

Since 2018, I've been running an annual Big Year for Ontario botanists. Check out the 2022 Big Year project.

In 2021, I wrote a status assessment for pumpkin ash (Fraxinus profunda) in Canada and I'm currently writing a status assessment for willowleaf aster (Symphyotrichum praealtum) in Canada, so I'm particularly interested in observations of ashes and asters.

I also collect field guides and I started a Field Guide Exchange group on Facebook.

You can also find me on eBird.

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