Tchaylet Handel (Blue) Curator

Joined: Jun 24, 2019 Last Active: Feb 27, 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since July 2020

Note: Blue is on an extended hiatus from iNaturalist and will not be replying to any messages, tags, notifications etc. during that time. However, if you want to speak with her or get her contact information, you can contact either @nathantaylor or @arboretum_amy as her proxy. (Date: 13 February 2022)

currently seeking any+all ID guidance resources on any taxon that fulfill the following parameters:

  • not too much technical jargon
  • do not require specimen in-hand
  • compatible with average quality of iNat observations
  • free to access for all

and if possible, I'd also appreciate:

  • easy English for those who speak it as a second language
  • guides for sorting of higher taxonomic ranks
  • languages other than English

send me a PM! or tag me!


I identify primarily Euphorbia worldwide as well as doing coarse ID. I know subg. Chamaesyce and American species best. I have some knowledge of Middle Eastern species. Also trying to round out my general knowledge.

currently curious about Brachyura, but total noob


please ask me any questions you have about using iNaturalist, my IDs, etc. I get a lot of notifications so don't be shy to tag me


Black naturalists matter. I stand in solidarity with Black naturalists, Indigenous naturalists, and Naturalists of Color.
trans rights are human rights.


you can call me Blue.
she/her 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈
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some useful links:
workshop: Unknowns for Beginners -- please note, it's a draft so my notes are all over it
Unknowns minus Life ID
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