Unido: 05.mar.2020 Última actividad: 17.jul.2024 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde diciembre 2020

Took a bit to figure out what to call myself here on iNaturalist and have settled on either practicing naturalist or 'amateur entomologist.' The Amateur Entomologists' Society writes, "An entomologist is someone who takes an interest in insects, and studies them. They may be any age, and do not need to be professionals." After two years as a member, the focus evolved into ecology; the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. After three years, the intent was to clarify a rare visitor from what was seasonal and common in the low desert of Arizona. Also started learning macro photography in 2023 with a new camera, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark3 with a preference for taking photographs in situ.

Have a tendency to dig deep into the behaviors and scientific aspects of one subject at a time learning along the way. Usual routine is photograph a subject, obtain ID, learn taxonomy, find out who the prey and predators are, and then learn about the host plant(s). A well-rounded naturalist will hopefully emerge from following this passion.

Took a free online Entomologist class through Coursera called Bugs 101 by the University of Alberta. Highly recommend this class for beginner amateur entomologists. Enjoying this subject matter deviation from the human animal degree obtained, Master's of Science in Counseling.

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