Joined: Jun 28, 2021 Last Active: Dec 8, 2023 iNaturalist

Hey! My name is Luke and I am a 16 year old Inatter.

“I know a little about a lot and a lot about a little” as the folks around here say.

Interested in everything from bacteria to mammals. My goal is to find as many species as possible. Birds is my main goal but I love discovering any species that I have yet to see. I spend most of my time exploring the great outdoors. I have nature lover for as long as I can remember and ever since I found seek I devoted the majority of my time to it. Then I discovered Inaturalist and now I spend just about all my time exploring nature.

"If one truly loves nature, one finds beauty everywhere." -Vincent van Gogh

Along with the natural world I am obsessed with history and geography. I am also an amateur pianist, and obsessed metal detectorist. So I am interested in basically close to everything.

"I always think of nature as a great spectacle, something like the opera."-Bernard de Fontenelle

I strongly recommend subscribing to Mikie Green's YouTube channel. Its got some informative and entertaining content, especially if you live in Florida.

Feel free tag me in any observation anywhere. I typically identify wildlife in Eastern US and Canada, but I am good with birds in North America as well as reptiles. If you found a mistake that I have made just message me and I will fix it.
I am trying to write a book about salamanders but am having a hard time with drawing the species. Hopefully I'll publish it in 2030 Lol!

Even though my account was created in 2017, I did not start observing until the fall of 2021.
In August of 2022 I started identifying daily in the state of South Carolina and have amassed 30,000+ ids. I want to thank everyone who has identified my observations I appreciate it.

For moth light I use a bug zapper with plastic wrap. It works good enough.
I also brush beat, its where I use a sheet and tap above branches. Works rather well for spiders.

If you live in South Carolina please join the South Carolina Committed Naturalist Society. An Inaturalist project.

2023 year in review:
2022 year in review:

Helpful links:
-Your ids heat map:
-Identifier stats:
-Observations heat map:
-Longest observation streaks:
-Wild Achievements:
Taxon tree on Inat:

Id links:
-Hover Flies:
-Herps of South Carolina and Georgia:
-Some interesting articles that may be of some help:
-Hairy vs Downy Woodpeckers:
-Cooper's vs Sharp shunned hawks
-Frogfruit ids:
-Sumac Ids:
-Zelus ids:
-Very helpful gall ids:
-Dark Swallowtails:
-Turkey tail and similar fungi:

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