bdagley Curator

Joined: May 26, 2020 Last Active: Nov 28, 2022 iNaturalist

I observe and identify bees, wasps, and additional wildlife, and have helped curate Hymenoptera taxonomy and add complete species checklists from publications for New York State and other locations. My main interest is the discovery process of first online identifications of rare, described, undescribed, or new species, and new species locality records. My entomology and taxonomy experience and training so far includes completing a related Biology M.S., BugGuide.net Contributing Editor, NYS pollinator survey participant, and brief museum insect volunteer and leader of one Thacher State Park pollinator bioblitz walk. I've occasionally collected insect specimens for research or education, although mostly observe living wildlife. If viewing my photos, the Has Photos filter is recommended. Most of my photos focus on pollinators, and others focus on urban ecology-related topics such as urban greenspace habitats, green infrastructure, and the natural rewilding of abandoned environments. Feel free to message or ask about my experience or identifications. I check all notifications although sometimes after a delay.

Projects:
First iNat Bee and Wasp Records
New Bee and Wasp Locality Records
Green Roof Biodiversity

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