Christopher Stephens

Joined: Sep 26, 2015 Last Active: Feb 08, 2023 iNaturalist NZ

An enthusiast of New Zealand's flora and fauna, with a camera, living in Wellington but always travelling. Particularly like birds, geckos and skinks, orchids, moths and butterflies, then other flowering natives, fungi, and really just about anything. No formal expertise.

I like the idea of people actually making use of my photos, so have licensed them openly. Wouldn't turn down support to take me places, to take more photos (and so to make openly available more photos of more species). Could help on field trips, bioblitz's, etc.

Looking forward to a predator free NZ, including changes to societal attitudes around cats and dogs.

Backcaptured lizards, bugs, fungi, etc to early 2018 when I bought a macro lens, with a few more from 2017 sporadically backcaptured.

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Photographic wishlist 2021 results:

Photographic wishlist 2022 results (noting that the 2022 year ends in Jan 2023 after my summer holiday. But also 2023 begins when you'd expect it to. No questions, I make the rules here):

Unsuccessful/rollovers to 2023:

  • either bat
  • Tiny Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis brevis)
  • a native frog
  • Thismia
  • Hutton's Speargrass Weevil
  • Specific moths:
    -- Protosynaema steropucha
    -- Maoritenes cyclobathra
    -- Meterana exquisita (I'll get you this year!!)
    -- Meterana pauca

Wishlist 2023:

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