James Curator

I am a naturalist on a mission to study and unravel the ecological network of the living world.

About Me
I probably qualify as a "pan-species lister", which is the process of documenting every species of organism I have encountered in the wild. Every species has its own unique story to tell in the grand portrait of nature, and I'm listening. My fascination is particularly with microhabitats and localized endemism, especially high altitude areas and islands. I don't desire to be competitive, as this is hobby is important to me as a personal journey. Competition has only harmed my hobby in the past, and I don't seek to "match numbers" with anyone to any serious degree.

Besides my selfish goals, 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

Photo Usage
If you want to use my photos in any publications or guides, let me know!

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