Jeff Clark

Unido: 28.may.2020 Última actividad: 23.jul.2024 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde septiembre 2020

I love going out and wandering in nature and celebrating how little I know and how much there is to learn. I know a little about a lot and a good amount about Oak Galls and Oaks.

I like to challenge myself making IDs and I know that I am not always correct. Please, please, tell me if I am wrong and do not take any ID I make as gospel. I will respond to any comments etc.

I am a bit of a fanatic of plant galls. So much so that I have built a website dedicated to help catalog and identify them. If it were not for iNat the conjunction of people and events to make this possible likely would have never occurred. and github for source:

Getting Your Oak IDed
Some Oaks can be very tricky to ID to species and to improve the chance of getting an ID I wrote up a guide that I hope will help:

That said, the more I learn (especially with field experience) the less I ID many observations to species. Plasticity in oak leaves combined with either promiscuous hybridization or very wide species boundaries, makes many likely impossible to ID from the available evidence.

My much prettier half is @izafarr, we met via iNat. :)

Fairfax, VA

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