August Jackson

Joined: Aug 3, 2018 Last Active: Sep 29, 2023 iNaturalist

I work as the Interpretation Coordinator at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon. I also work as an Instructor with the Oregon Bee Atlas, as a contract taxonomist, and as a contractor on interpretive design, specifically in the area of bees, native plants, and pollination. In a volunteer role, I am the president of the Eugene Natural History Society.

My primary interest and focus is in the taxonomy of Western North American bees. However, nobody's introduction to natural history starts with bees (sorry, bees) and I have an enduring passion for botany and spend a good chunk of my time on iNaturalist identifying plants and lichens. I am particularly interested in the taxonomy of Brodiaea and Lomatium broadly and in the Saxifragaceae of the Pacific Northwest.

I am currently leading the Mount Pisgah Lichen Inventory Project.

Please tag me in any identifications I've made for clarification or correction.

I'm Based in Springfield, Oregon but frequently travel for teaching and talks. I can be reached at

My guide to the bees of the Willamette Valley here:

My guide to common lichens of Mount Pisgah (good for Willamette Valley/Puget Trough/Georgia Basin) here:

You can find my photography at

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