Rob Irwin

I grew up in Northern California and have always been drawn to plants and insects. The entire natural world is fascinating to me. In school I studied botany, ecology and bees. Also interested in ants, butterflies and botany. My day job does afford scant field time. Its my leisure time where I try to get outside. Luckily, interesting and understudied areas are close by.

I teach an annual 2 day workshop on native bees through the CSU Chico Herbarium. I also coordinate with other biologists in field assessments and various projects along the Sacramento River in Northern California.

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