Andrew Conboy

Joined: Oct 22, 2018 Last Active: Mar 01, 2021 Monthly Supporter since December 2019

Hey, I'm Andrew. I really like plants (especially trees)! I recently graduated from Lehigh University w/ a Masters in Biology, and I am currently working as a Utility Arborist for the Davey Resource Group in the Greater Philadelphia area. I enjoy planting and preserving as many trees as possible in the Philly area. I also volunteer with PA iMapInvasives.

I recently made a video about the Spotted Lanternfly, a new invasive insect in the United States that is causing many problems in Pennsylvania. Check it out here!

I also made a video about the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that has killed tens of millions of North American Ash trees. Check that out here!

I've made some videos to help with your IDs:
Complete Sumac (Rhus) Video guide and dichotomous key
How to Identify Tree of Heaven and its native lookalikes

I'm also trying to make educational science videos on TikTok in hopes of showing the younger generations that nature and science is amazing!
Here are a few of my TikToks:
Studying Population genetics of corals in the Gulf of Mexico
The amazing story of the Franklin Tree

I've made a few other biology-related videos:
What are Bacteriophages?
How Plants Disperse Their Seeds

"The naturalist suffers a pleasant nuisance – not being able to walk 100 yards without being tied to the spot by some new and wondrous creature."
-Charles Darwin

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