Ken Potter

Joined: Aug 06, 2016 Last Active: Aug 09, 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since March 2022

I'm a photojournalist and numismatic product photographer who has survived cancer, now retired (semi-retired would be a better word), and enjoying life out in the country where I moved to in 2011. I have no formal education as a naturalist but as a researcher I am having a blast hiking with my dog, photographing the wonders around me and attempting the learn what they are and how they interact. iNaturalist has been a godsend in that endeavor. I appreciate all the help I am getting from my fellow iNaturalists (and others). I occasionally get the time to give thanks to some of you that help me with IDs and other interesting information but not nearly as much as I would like. To all of you that have helped I extend a giant thank you!

👉My profile pic is of a "Blue Morph" Green Frog. See more on it here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3815273

👉If you care to take a stab at my MUSHROOM/FUNGI ID's please have at it. This is the one area where I need a lot of help: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/ken-potter?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=mushrooms&search_on=&quality_grade=any&reviewed=&geoprivacy=&identifications=any&captive=&place_id=&swlat=&swlng=&nelat=&nelng=&taxon_name=&taxon_id=&day=&month=&year=&order_by=observations.id&order=desc&rank=&hrank=&lrank=&taxon_ids%5B%5D=&d1=&d2=&created_on=&site=&tdate=&list_id=&filters_open=true&view=map

👉I need lots of help on PLANTS:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=29&quality_grade=needs_id&subview=grid&taxon_id=47126&user_id=ken-potter

👉Most of my SUNFLOWER observations remain unattributed and I'm wary about some that have reached Research Grade. Want to help? Check 'em out:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/ken-potter?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=sunflowers&search_on=&quality_grade=any&reviewed=&geoprivacy=&identifications=any&captive=&place_id=&swlat=&swlng=&nelat=&nelng=&taxon_name=&taxon_id=&day=&month=&year=&order_by=observations.id&order=desc&rank=&hrank=&lrank=&taxon_ids%5B%5D=&d1=&d2=&created_on=&site=&tdate=&list_id=&filters_open=true&view=map
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👇 LINKS 👇
(Note: Just because I have links here does not mean I know a single thing about any of the topics.)

✔NATIVE PLANT DATABASE - PHRAGMITES FIELD GUIDE:
DISTINGUISHING NATIVE AND EXOTIC FORMS OF
COMMON REED (PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS) IN THE UNITED STATES: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/idpmctn11494.pdf

✔WILD FLOWERS OF MICHIGAN: https://uswildflowers.com/wfquery.php?State=MI

✔Wildflowers of the United States: https://uswildflowers.com/

✔USWILDFLOWERS JOURNAL: https://journal.uswildflowers.com/

✔NATIVE PLANT DATABASE:
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/search.php?search_field=&newsearch=true

✔PHRAGMITES FIELD GUIDE: DISTINGUISHING NATIVE AND EXOTIC FORMS OF COMMON REED (PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS) IN THE UNITED STATES:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/idpmctn11494.pdf

✔United States Department of Agriculture:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/sitenav/national/states/

✔Michigan Flora - University of Michigan Herbarium:
https://michiganflora.net/home.aspx

✔Definitions and Line Drawings of Botanical Terminology:
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/files/line_drawings.htm

✔Illinois Wildflowers:
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/

✔WILDFLOWER RESOURCES OHIO:
https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/see-the-sights/wildflowers

✔Goldenrod Galls:
https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/28052-goldenrod-galls

✔Gall Formers:
https://www.gallformers.org/
I'll add more later - if you have a good one please send the link in a message.

✔Galls Of The Eastern United States:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/galls-of-the-eastern-united-states

✔A Wandering Botanist:
https://khkeeler.blogspot.com/

✔Birding Blogs Index:
https://www.blogger.com/dashboard/reading

✔ Nature Tracking
http://www.naturetracking.com

✔ U of W Plant/Mushroom Teaching Collection
https://botit.botany.wisc.edu

✔Feather Atlas US Birds
https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas

✔ Name That Plant - Native and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia:
http://www.namethatplant.net

✔ Biological Survey of Canada:
https://biologicalsurvey.ca

✔ Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification:
https://biologicalsurvey.ca/ejournal/bmc_05/key_ancistrocerus.html
https://biologicalsurvey.ca/ejournal/bmc_05/01a_adiabatus.html

✔ PLANTS Database
Plant List of Accepted Nomenclature, Taxonomy, and Symbols:
https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/home

✔ Gallformers:
https://www.gallformers.org

✔ Freshwater Mussels of Michigan:
https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/pdfs/FreshwaterMusselsOfMichigan.pdf

✔ Evolution of the Phlox Family:
https://polemoniaceae.wordpress.com

✔American Asters by wdvanhem:
https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/62090-the-exciting-world-of-identifying-asters

✔ Lygus bug nymphal and adult stages:
https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=19630

✔ The Feather Atlas:
https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/idtool.php

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