The Enthusiasm of the Newly Converted

I just discovered iNaturalist this week and it seems tailor-made for my interests. I love being outdoors and I love living things. My appreciation for nature deepens when I can put names to things and learn about them. When I go camping, it's always with a box of field guides among the rest of the equipment and supplies so backpacking is out, even with all the great mobile apps available now. For some years I've been photographing the natural wonders that catch my eye with the notion that some day I'll work on identifying them and I've made a little progress. iNaturalist has inspired me to dig into those archives from as recent as last week to several years ago and see what I can identify to share. The thought that these observations might actually be useful to someone some day makes me happy. I appreciate all the ID confirmations the experts have shared with my observations and I look forward to getting to know some of the other nature geeks out there.

Posted on June 10, 2016 02:59 AM by driftlessroots driftlessroots


Welcome to the community! :)

Posted by sambiology over 7 years ago

Thank you! :D

Posted by driftlessroots over 7 years ago

Where is your little flyover town? I'll be back in Madison in May.

Posted by dpom about 7 years ago

@dpom My little flyover town is Madison. It just sometimes surprises me when people from other parts of the country come here. It shouldn't because there are really are a lot of wonderful things going on. Give me a shout in May if you're interested in going "naturalisting" together.

Posted by driftlessroots about 7 years ago

I will. My son is a freshman at UW, so I have many trips planned to Madison. Love it there, so I don't need much of an excuse.

Posted by dpom about 7 years ago

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