Photos / Sounds

What

Osage-Orange (Maclura pomifera)

Observer

brandonwoo

Date

October 10, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 2, 2021 06:02 PM CDT

Description

Gathering of iNat folks at Gus Engeling WMA for socializing and later mothing.

@knightericm signed my copy of his new book!
Foraging Texas: Finding, Identifying and Preparing Edible Wild Plants of Texas by Eric. M. Knight and Stacy M. Coplin
I love meeting other iNat folks face-to-face! Under my "Favorites" tab are some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 2, 2021 06:31 PM CDT

Description

Gathering of iNat folks at Gus Engeling WMA for socializing and later mothing.

I finally got to meet my iNat idol Alison Northrup @alisonnorthup! Happy dance! And her family @hydaticus (Robby Deans) and Jenny.
I love meeting other iNat folks face-to-face! Under my "Favorites" tab are some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 13, 2021 09:05 AM CDT

Description

Field trip with the Fayette Prairie Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas to investigate a remnant prairie led by TPWD personnel Jason Singhurst @jsinghurst and Tim Siegmund. A memorable experience!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

April 16, 2021 07:16 PM CDT

Description

Photo taken at the April 2021 Elephant Mountain WMA iNat Gathering. Cool, dusty, and windy, but it was a great time.
@bosqueaaron is one of my favorite iNat folks. He coordinated the 2021 Heart of Texas City Nature Challenge.

I love meeting other iNat folks face-to-face! Under my "Favorites" tab are some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

April 16, 2021 07:18 PM CDT

Description

Photo taken at the April 2021 Elephant Mountain WMA iNat Gathering. Cool, dusty, and windy, but it was a great time.
So glad to meet @jcochran706 in person. I have been seeing a lot of his observations from the neighboring Williamson County.

I love meeting other iNat folks face-to-face! Under my "Favorites" tab are some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

April 16, 2021 07:22 PM CDT

Description

Photo taken at the April 2021 Elephant Mountain WMA iNat Gathering. Cool, dusty, and windy, but it was a great time. I have known @mikef451 as a TMN and iNaturalist for several years.
I love meeting other iNat folks face-to-face! Under my "Favorites" tab are some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

April 16, 2021 07:28 PM CDT

Description

Photo taken at the April 2021 Elephant Mountain WMA iNat Gathering. Cool, dusty, and windy, but it was a great time.
@amzapp is one of my favorite iNat folks. I enjoy seeing her at the gatherings.
I love meeting other iNat folks face-to-face! Under my "Favorites" tab are some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

April 16, 2021 07:30 PM CDT

Description

Photo taken at the April 2021 Elephant Mountain WMA iNat Gathering. Cool, dusty, and windy, but it was a great time.
So glad to finally meet @cmeckerman in person. I have labeled or identified many of his students' iNat observations.
I love meeting other iNat folks face-to-face! Under my "Favorites" tab are some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

January 13, 2021 01:57 PM CST

Description

@paul_crump with TPWD set up a sound recorder for hopefully detecting Houston Toads at the small stock tank on my property. I really enjoyed talking with him today!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 13, 2017 06:24 PM CDT

Description

Photo taken at the iNat Pat Mayse WMA BioBlitz May 12-14, 2017 with some really great folks including @kimberlietx.
Looking forward to our next adventure of learning and service!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 13, 2017 06:24 PM CDT

Description

Photo taken at the iNat Pat Mayse WMA BioBlitz May 12-14, 2017 with some really great folks. I like Charley's profile statement: "I ... go nuts trying to put a name on everything that I see. I'm tired of just making up names so I became a member of the Cross Timbers Master Naturalist Class of 2015."
(I can see Chuck in the background.)
Looking forward to our next adventure of learning and service!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 14, 2016 05:15 PM CDT

Description

cosmiccat is another super iNaturalist! I was honored to have met her at the October BioBlitz. She has ID'ed many, many of my observations and given me tips since almost the first day I joined iNat.
I appreciate that.
Sorry, but my photo does not do her justice.

I blatantly changed the coordinates to those of the motel where many of the iNat folks stayed in order to keep this observation from being automatically added to the Big Thicket BioBlitz projects. It was actually taken in front of the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor's Center near Kountze.

Another meeting of an iNat powerhouse to add to my Favorites list.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 13, 2017 06:24 PM CDT

Description

Just entered my final observation for the iNat Pat Mayse WMA BioBlitz May 12-14.
Great folks! Including butterflies4fun.
@sambiology Looking forward to our next adventure of learning and service!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 29, 2020 04:31 PM CDT

Description

At the Matador WMA Socially-Distant BioBlitz, avid iNaturalist @tadamcochran investigates something in the grass during the initial meetup of the group on 05-29-20..

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

August 29, 2020 04:23 PM CDT

Description

Another addition to my "Favorites" tab composed of the observation of some of the great iNat and TMN human beings I have met over the years.
@jwn aka Justin was a fellow "lawn chair moth-er" at the Piney Woods LBJ Grasslands.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 30, 2020 06:41 PM CDT

Description

Chip Ruthven, Matador WMA Wildlife Biologist at the Socially-Distant BioBlitz. Chip was an awesome source of information about the area. For one thing, I now know that vultures migrate.

(Wonder if he is kin to the Lee County Ruthven family?)

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 29, 2020 02:04 PM CDT

Description

Matador WMA Socially-Distant BioBlitz
@oddfitz has spent a lot of time in the area and is knowledgeable about the wildlife.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

February 29, 2020 01:23 PM CST

Description

Tania Homayoun, Texas Nature Trackers Biologist, TPWD giving presentation on ‘Documenting Texas Nature with I-Naturalist’ at the 2020 Native Plant Society of Texas symposium at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Was pleased to meet @catenatus and his wife Amber at the October Timberlake BioBlitz. His profile is one of the most interesting of those I have read on iNat:
last wild son of the field
https://www.inaturalist.org/users/85164

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

July 27, 2018 05:06 PM CDT

Description

@brentano One of my favorite iNat folks. Was wondering how many more steps I would watch let him take on the ledge before I hollered at him for safety's sake.

@ Palo Pinto Mountains State Park (with special permission to access the property). Park is still closed to the public.
Unbelievably dry, but I saw new Texas territory and observed its flora and fauna.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

March 30, 2019 10:09 AM CDT

Description

Met up again with the knowledgeable and fun iNat person Andy Newman at the Texas Bryoventure III with Dale Kruse, curator S.M. Tracy Herbarium, TAMU at the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Andy also got sidetracked by vascular plants.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 27, 2016 09:30 AM CDT

Description

This is one of the most devastating days of my life. I learned this morning that my El Camino Real Texas Master Naturalist hero, mentor, and friend has terminal liver cancer and is in hospice care.

Katherine Bedrich aka @doodlebug has taught, encouraged, and inspired me since we met in January, 2011.

Today, I have finally been entering the observations I made alone on the El Camino Real Trail last October and remembering the good times we had "on the trail" and elsewhere. The documentation of the flora on this Historic Trail through Milam County has been one of her passions.
So, as I entered a lichen observation, I thought of the photos I have taken of her peering through her loupe (and telling me to get my camera out of Auto Mode). My photo of her won me a 1st place at a TMN state conference.

KB is another of my iNaturalist "Favorites" collection.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 14, 2016 05:15 PM CDT

Description

Eric Hunt is another super iNaturalist I was priveleged to meet in person at the Mini Big Thicket BioBlitz in October 2016. He traveled all the way from Arkansas.

Super-helpful and really likeable fellow. I learned a lot from him on the Sunday trip to the Canyonlands. (Sorry for the awful highly cropped photo!)
Again, this superfluous to some observation is my way of documenting the icons of iNaturalists I have met in person and placed in my Fave's list.
Note the location of the photo is the Visitor's Center at the Big Thicket National Preserve but was entered as the parking lot of the motel where many attendees stayed in order to not skew the results of the BioBlitz.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 15, 2016 10:50 AM CDT

Description

Another super iNaturalist! I was honored to have met nathantaylor7583 (Nathan Taylor) at the October Bioblitz. Nathan has ID'ed many Euphorbia observations for me and others (i.e., his speciality) and he is a super helpful, intelligent and good-natured young man.

The photo shows him in the pose I most observed him assume during the weekend outings ... getting down on the ground to get a photo of the species of interest.

I blatantly changed coordinates to the motel where many of the iNat folks stayed in order to keep this observation from being automatically added to the Big Thicket BioBlitz projects. Photo was actually taken in the Big Thicket near Kountze, TX, but I really did see Nathan in the motel parking area later that day.

Another "trophy shot" to add to my Favorites list.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 14, 2016 05:15 PM CDT

Description

This is another of my blatant "Trophy Observations" of an iNaturalist I have met in person...
Galen Stewart aka gpstewart.
Super guy!
He lives in the central Texas county west of me, but we traveled all the way to the Big Thicket to meet again.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

November 11, 2015 12:05 PM CST

Description

maractwin aka Mark Rosenstein
This is another of my blatant "Trophy Observations" of an iNaturalist Powerhouse.

In the top 5 on the Leaderboards for Nov 2015 observations, species, and identifications, he is an interesting and really nice guy.
I think he is the first scuba diver I have met that takes underwater photos! Wow!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

November 11, 2015 01:55 PM CST

Description

mchlfx aka Michael Fox
This guy is a genuine, bonafide, home-grown Texan that I, as a small-town Texan, immediately "took a liking to"... He is the kind of person I want as a friend or neighbor...
And... we both confess to being "self proclaimed absolute iNaturalist addicts".

Hope to make it up to his area of Texas to the LLELA (Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area) for a visit soon.
Another great iNat observation for me!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

November 11, 2015 02:18 PM CST

Description

aka robberfly aka Liam O'Brien
Two years ago on Nov. 22, 2013, I added my first four observations to iNaturalist.org.

One of these, a monarch caterpillar (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/465471),
was promptly identified by @robberfly.
I could say that he is one of the reasons I am addicted to iNat.

I am pleased to be able to add robberfly's photo to verify that I was fortunate to meet him. Great guy!
(By the way, my other three initial observations were IDed by @greglasley.)

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

November 11, 2015 12:06 PM CST

Description

aka kueda aka Ken-ichi Ueda
What can I say about this guy? Meeting him was like walking on holy ground.

I have emailed many really stupid questions about navigating on iNat and @kueda was always patient and helpful.

This is another treasured and "Favorites" observation of a fantastic iNaturalist!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

greglasley

Date

November 11, 2015

Description

Texas iNat gathering in Dripping Springs on November 11, 2015.
Kneeling from left: @mchlfx (checkered shirt), @robberfly, @maractwin (blue shirt), @mksexton, @sambiology, @kueda (red bandana);
standing L to R: Bob (husband of taogirl) and Tuffy the dog, @greglasley, @lotus (sunglasses), @mikaelb, @blubayou (red blouse), @gpstewart (red shirt), @taogirl, @annikaml (sunglasses), @gcwarbler, @connlindajo, @brentano, @billdodd, Wilson (wife of cullen), @cullen, @cgritz, Aaron (husband of cgritz). Photo by Cheryl (wife of greglasley)

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 23, 2015 11:55 AM CDT

Description

aka sambiology, i.e. Sam Kieschnick.
Finally got to give this guy a big hug. Have been wanting to meet him for over a year. No wonder everyone who knows Sam sings his praises... He is a super person.

And, note the iNaturalist shirt!!!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 21, 2015 08:48 AM CDT

Description

I had the privilege of meeting gcwarbler (aka Chuck Sexton) and joining a nature walk with him at Granger Lake.

Churck is another iNaturalist friend that has been of immeasurable help to me. Wonderful person, regardless of what Greg Lasley might say!
(By the way, Chuck does favor his great-grandfather.)
Note the T-shirt he was proudly wearing, sambiology, in the second photo!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

August 14, 2015 02:15 PM CDT

Description

Cullen Hanks, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildlife Diversity Program Biologist, presented a program about iNaturalist.org to members of the El Camino Real Texas Master Naturalist Chapter of Milam County in Rockdale, TX at the Lucy Hill Memorial Library. Thanks, Cullen!

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 7, 2015 08:29 AM CDT

Description

One of my favorite Texas Parks and Wildlife people, Wildlife Biologist Tim Siegmund has helped educate, guide, and encourage me as a Texas Master Naturalist and as a small acreage landowner. (Although I was born and raised Milam County, TX, I do appreciate his Lee County, TX roots.)

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

March 31, 2015 03:22 PM CDT

Description

iNaturalist "Aztekium"
aka
Carlos Velazco
from Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
I was delighted to meet him and his beautiful wife Liliana today in Austin Texas at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center.

I am indebted to him for his help and encouragement with iNat observations and identifications.

Photos / Sounds

What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

connlindajo

Date

February 15, 2014 10:59 AM CST

Description

Came across this photo of GREG LASLEY, one of my favorite iNat folks, and HAD to include as an observation. Realizing it may be "frivolous" info to some, I want to document how much help he has been to me and so many iNaturalists.

GREG LASLEY went above and beyond to fulfill his promise to speak to my Texas Master Naturalist chapter in Milam County, Texas on this date. This photo of GREG LASLEY was taken in Rockdale,Texas, while he was sharing his observations, experiences, and photographic skills with my El Camino Real Texas Master Naturalist Chapter.

Thanks, again, Greg.