Josie Lesage

Joined: Feb 05, 2020 Last Active: Aug 10, 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since January 2022

Previously: Applied Ecologist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and PhD student at UC Santa Cruz working primarily in coastal California grasslands.

I'm interested in protecting rare species, preventing invasion, finding lots of cool plants, and getting other people excited about the natural world! I am especially fond of Calochortus, Castilleja, crab spiders, and crawling through the Ceanothus key.

Sometimes I go through the "unknown" observations and try to bin them into broad categories in the hopes that they'll be easier for experts to find.

I'm always learning. My IDs are educated guesses at best, and I appreciate any comments or notes about what to pay attention to next time. Tips and/or hints when I get things wrong are wonderful!

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