Nick Block Curador

Entrou: 26 de mai. de 2014 Última vez ativo: 30 de out. de 2020 Apoiador Mensal desde outubro de 2019

I'm a long-time observer and lister of birds, odonates, and lepidopterans. I also dabble in a fair number of other insect taxa, and I've recently started to try to learn some mosses and lichens. I'm an Assistant Professor of Biology at Stonehill College in Easton, MA, where I teach evolution, ornithology, and introductory biology. My academic background is a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago. My dissertation was on speciation and phylogenetics of the Bernieridae, an endemic Malagasy bird family, but my research these days focuses more on New England butterflies and dragonflies.

Geographic background: CA > TX > DE > TX > CO > TX > IL > PA > MA. US travels map.

I spend a lot of time (too much?) identifying butterflies and odonates on iNaturalist. If I disagree with your ID with no explanation, it's usually because I'm just moving quickly through the Needs ID section (which can also lead to mistakes on my part, I admit!). I'm always happy to explain my thought process and/or be corrected, though, so don't hesitate to ask!

LOL, and in an attempt to potentially meet someone else with a nature-nerd kind of personality, I'm currently single (and a dad). I figure iNat might be a better place to start than most dating apps these days. You never know! :-D

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