Nick Block Curator

I'm a long-time observer and lister of birds, odonates, and butterflies. I've recently started to try to identify a wider variety of insects, particularly those in my yard and on campus. I'm an Assistant Professor of Biology at Stonehill College in Easton, MA, where I teach evolution, ornithology, and intro bio. My academic background is a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago.

I spend a lot of time (too much? :-D ) identifying butterflies and odonates on iNaturalist. If I disagree with your ID with no explanation, it's usually because I'm just moving quickly through the Needs ID section. I'm always happy to explain my thought process and/or be corrected, though, so don't hesitate to ask!

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