Andrea Wuenschel

Joined: Jul 18, 2014 Last Active: Oct 15, 2021 iNaturalist

Biologist, birder, & general naturalist in San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Long-time eBird user...gotta step up my game with my plant and arthropod observations & post them on iNat!

Love the tiny guys! Having so much fun photographing & posting the macro world of mites, springtails, spiders, galls, mosses, liverworts, slimemolds, etc, with my Olympus Tough T-5!

I am always learning, so if anything is incorrect, I like to know and update observations accordingly. Also I appreciate any links to learn more about the identification of any species/genus/family. Thank you!

Favorite Project: Bird Food
(Post your observations of vertebrates, insects, berries, etc, being actively consumed by birds):
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=bird+food

Helpful links for identification and characteristics

USFWS Feather Identification website for North American birds (flight feathers):
https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/

Identification of North American birds photos of museum spread bird wings:
https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/birds/wing-image-collection/

Joyce Gross' California Gall ID:
https://joycegross.com/galls_ca_oak.php

Nancy Asquith's California Galls: List of Host Plants with Links
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-plants-with-mystery-galls/journal/39523-california-galls-a-host-plant-list-with-links

How to tell Caterpillars from Sawfly Larvae (Thank you @harsiparker!):
https://bygl.osu.edu/node/1355

New iNat blog post about crab ID characteristics (focuses on ghost crabs, but the features are applicable to photographing other crab species):
https://www.inaturalist.org/blog/44764-bridging-museum-characters-and-field-characters-a-case-study-in-ghost-crabs

Moth ID--Pacific Northwest (Thank you @euproserpinus!):
http://pnwmoths.biol.wwu.edu/photographic-plates/

Spider Eye Arrangements for spider ID (Thank you @kschnei!):
https://bugguide.net/node/view/84423

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