Joined: May 26, 2020 Last Active: Dec 8, 2023 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 for taxonomy and resolving user conflicts on this website. If you support me to continue to be a curator please sign here or ask me to, thanks very much (151 votes).

I study, observe, and identify bees, wasps, and additional plant and animal 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 for locations such as NYS. My main interest is the discovery process of making first observations and identifications of described, undescribed, or rare species, and recording new species locality records among all sources. I'm a volunteer curator and provide corrections for iNaturalist, Bug Guide as a Contributing Editor, Global Biology Information Facility (GBIF), Catalouge of Life (COL), and Discover Life. I'm also interested in urban ecology and sustainability research focuses such as urban greenspace habitats, sustainable cities, and the natural rewilding of unmanaged or abandoned built environments. If viewing my photos, I recommend the has photos search filter. Feel free to message, I try check all notifications although sometimes after a delay. My profile photo is masked bees (Hylaeus) visiting narrow-leaved foxtail lily (Eremurus stenophyllus).

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

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