Andrea Kantola

Joined: Mar 23, 2018 Last Active: Nov 25, 2020

Most recently I was a botanist for the National Ecological Observatory Network, working in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I have also spent time identifying plants in central California. Although my job is plant based I have recently developed an interest in identifying dragonflies, moths, and spiders.

Recently I've been learning to ID spiders with a key. Learning the terminology and looking at the tiny details through a microscope is fascinating! The specimens I find have been from field sampling that brings them back as accidental captures so there are plenty of already-dead spiders to practice with.

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