Joined: Apr 8, 2019 Last Active: May 22, 2024 iNaturalist

I am an amateur naturalist, i.e., self-taught through reading and observation. I welcome comments, suggestions and corrective IDs.

I have not updated this for a couple years, too busy taking photographs and trying to learn more about what I see out there.

My primary photography subjects are plants, insects and and animals native to the southern California coastal sage scrub and chaparral biome. Sometimes I travel and take photographs in other locations.

I also try to document non-native and invasive species when I encounter them.

My interests include the interface and conflicts between open (preserved, conserved, but not pristine) and developed (human) space; evolution and adaptation; and global warming.

I maintain a website,, where I post occasional articles about the creatures I come in contact with on the trail and at home.

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