M. Whitson

Joined: Mar 18, 2022 Last Active: Nov 28, 2022 iNaturalist

I'm a botanist at Northern Kentucky University, and am interested in the Solanaceae (tomato family) and particularly Physalis (groundcherries).

I enjoy photographing (and pressing) the flora of the southeastern US. I plant for pollinators and garden for wildlife, and am an amateur enthusiast when it comes to snails, slugs, insects, and herps.

I enjoy joining and creating iNaturalist projects. I belong to several and am building a few. Some works in progress are:
Sumacs for Wildlife
Fantastic Flowers
Water Plants

I also find that identifying observations is great way to do some virtual botanizing. It's always fun to see what neat things others have found.
My identifications grouped by taxon
My maverick IDs

Useful widgets (usually from the iNat Forum):
How to find comments in observations made to you or by you (posted by jwidness): https://www.inaturalist.org/comments?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=%40m_whitson&commit=Search

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