K Schneider Curador

Entrou: 05 de mai. de 2013 Última vez ativo: 20 de mai. de 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since outubro 2019

I am a long-time volunteer in the Entomology department of the California Academy of Sciences and I've been photographing, collecting and trying to identify California arthropods since 2007. I have a special interest in the spiders of western North America, but I am also generally interested in terrestrial and freshwater arthropods in North America. I frequently use Bug Guide to get help with identifying the invertebrates I find. I am also an experienced birder, although that interest has gotten less attention over the last few years. I am trying hard to learn some basic botany and plant ID skills, with limited success. I've recently started to get interested in the lichens and mosses of California as well... so much to learn and so little time... :)

For those who are reluctant to collect insects or spiders, here is an excellent article by Greg Pohl that gives an entomologist's point of view and reasoning behind collecting invertebrates:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228500262_Why_we_kill_bugs-the_case_for_collecting_insects

For my reference in helping other folks - this comes up frequently:
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-turn-multiple-observations-into-a-single-observation/9838

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