Joined: Apr 27, 2020 Last Active: May 11, 2021 iNaturalist Australia Monthly Supporter since November 2020

I'm an observer of the species in my garden and local area, fascinated by the diversity in nature and grateful for the opportunity to learn and contribute even in a small way. I greatly admire the scientists and enthusiasts who are studying the natural world and protecting it.

Despite the setbacks I've seen over a long lifetime I'm optimistic about the future - knowledge is expanding exponentially and co-operative sites like iNaturalist are accessible globally. What a "buzz" to have an observation quickly confirmed or corrected by someone locally or from another state or country/culture from across the world! The world as my neighbourhood! I'm grateful.

The macro photos online are also a revelation showing details we didn't know existed. Again I'm grateful. On this note, I'm hoping to do better with my fuzzy focus photos in future :)

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