Joined: Apr 27, 2018 Last Active: Aug 19, 2019

For the purposes of iNaturalist, I'm most interested in insects and birds. I have formal training in plant science, with a degree in Plant Biology and a master's degree in Applied Plant Science. I've only taken one class in plant taxonomy, so that Master's degree doesn't mean much here on iNat. Even though plants are my favorite, I spend more time entering wildlife (mainly insects) observations. When Winter comes, I'll spend more time identifying what other people have posted.

I don't post many plants on iNaturalist because I've heard of plant poachers using sites like this. If I do post a rare or uncommon plant, I obscure the coordinates!!!

During 2019 City Nature Challenge, I noticed phenology data can be entered for plants. That might push me to enter more plants from now on. There are many potential uses of phenology data.

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