Rick C. West

Joined: Nov 27, 2016 Last Active: Mar 28, 2023 iNaturalist

Recently retired. Have studied a large array of subjects pertaining to the mygalomorph spider family Theraphosidae (tarantulas), worldwide, for the past 50+ years. I've traveled extensively to study these spiders in over 30 counties and have hosted several tarantula documentaries for Discovery, Animal Planet and National Geographic. I'm presently working on various taxa in the theraphosid subfamily theraphosinae in parts of South America. I maintain the website; www.birdspiders.com
My home is in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. I'm married with three children and 7 grandchildren.
I enjoy photography, exploration, travel, and most fields of natural history.

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