Jeff Clark

Joined: May 28, 2020 Last Active: Jun 15, 2021 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since September 2020

I love going out and wandering in nature and celebrating how little I know and how much there is to learn.

Besides nature, I love books. I own a lot of them. I have a decent sized collection of field guides and related. I enjoy puzzling through identifications using my books as well as online tools like the various amazing keys to various insects, bugguide, etc. I am not an expert in anything but have a lot of breadth. I know the most about birds (my 1st love), but have also learned a bit about insects and the tracks and signs of mammals over the years.

I like to challenge myself making IDs and I know that I am not always correct. Please, please, tell me if I am wrong and do not take any ID I make as gospel. I will respond to any comments etc. I generally try and write a comment about why I give disagreeing IDs, nothing worse than the fly-by disagreer!

I am also a bit of a newfound fanatic of plant galls. So much so that I am building a website dedicated to help catalog and identify them. If it were not for iNat the conjunction of people and events to make this possible likely would have never occurred. and github for source:

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Fairfax, VA

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