700 Insects!

Yesterday, with this beautiful Zebra Swallowtail (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2862806), I reached 700 insects (though this includes taxonomic levels above the species level). I am finding that the insects - a group I once loathed - are coming easier to me, feel more congenial, than my Achilles' heel of plants. Anyone who knew me prior to 2010 would be confused that I now greet the presence of any insect (or arachnid, so long as it is not a tick connected too intimately to my person) with great delight, quickly preparing my iPhone camera, as I try to learn something more about this newest arrival. So I will set an ambitious goal of increasing this number to 800 before the end of the calendar year. Root me on! But no bugs placed on my bed, or in my clothing, please. That could reawaken the now-dormant anti-insect reaction.

Posted on 02 April, 2016 14:36 by gyrrlfalcon gyrrlfalcon


Great job, Jennifer! :) And hey, you're about to hit the 10k observation too!!!

Posted by sambiology over 8 years ago

Yes - looking forward to the 10,000th observation!

Posted by gyrrlfalcon over 8 years ago

So far, only 18 people have accumulated more than 10,000 observations - and you're one of them. I'd like to be among the first twenty, but not sure if I can make that goal.

Posted by gyrrlfalcon over 8 years ago

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