Unido: 26.may.2020 Última actividad: 27.feb.2024 iNaturalist

Note: a recent decision affected my curator status, but multiple community members and I including curators independently proved it was incorrect. I've been among the most active curator taxonomy curation and solving other issues. If you support me to be a curator please sign here or ask me to, thanks very much (183 votes).

I study, observe, and identify bees, wasps, and additional wildlife, and have so far completed a related Biology B.S. and M.S. I'm a contributor to local pollinator surveys, led a Thacher State Park bioblitz, briefly volunteered at a museum insect collection, and have added complete iNat Places species checklists to the website. My main interest is the discovery process of making first observations and identifications of described, uncommon, rare, or undescribed species, and recording new species locality records among all sources. I'm a volunteer curator/editor for iNaturalist, Bug Guide (Contributing Editor), Global Biology Information Facility (GBIF), etc. I'm also interested in research into urban greenspace habitats, sustainable cities, and the natural rewilding of unmanaged or abandoned built environments. Highlights: within the top 5 most frequent annual all-wildlife identifiers (2022, 2023), #14 current global identifier, #2 current most frequent Hymenoptera identifier to date, and helped major bee and wasp groups reach up to 95 to ≈100% research grade by 2024. If viewing my photos, use the has photos filter. Feel free to message, I try to check all notifications in time but may miss some. My profile photo is masked bees (Hylaeus) visiting narrow-leaved foxtail lily (Eremurus stenophyllus) on a green roof.

First Bee and Wasp Records
New Bee and Wasp Locality Records
Bee and Wasp Mimics
Green Roof Biodiversity

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