Astra Curator

Joined: Jun 24, 2019 Last Active: Jul 24, 2024 iNaturalist

as an Israeli, I am horrified by what my government and military are doing in Gaza. Palestinians are human, as I am, and deserve health, dignity, and peace.


My name is Astra and my pronouns are he/it.

I currently spend most of my time doing coarse ID, with a focus on Middle Eastern flowering plants. I used to spend more time IDing Genus Euphorbia, sect.Anisiphyllum in particular, but it's been a few years since I went into the subject matter in depth.

people I can call on:
mediterranean and red sea algae / bryozoans / similar -- hector_ibacan
euphorbia, esp of the americas -- nathantaylor
mediterranean molluscs -- pierrenoel

I get upwards of 150 notifications a day and I would appreciate a comment or tag (even a message) to get my attention. Don't be shy; I'm happy to be of help.


I am Queer and proud to say so. If you're in the LGBTQ+ community, we would love to have you join us in the LGBT+ Naturalists Project
I also support BIPOC whether Black, Arab, Hispanic, South-Asian, Palestinian, Moroccan, or any colour and nationality. We're all people with the same needs, joys, and sorrows, and it's past time to act as such.


Previous alias: trh_blue , Blue.

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