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. https://www.gallformers.org and github for source: https://github.com/jeffdc/gallformers

ebird profile: https://ebird.org/profile/MzAyNDA/US

Fairfax, VA

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