sea-kangaroo Curator

Joined: Sep 19, 2011 Last Active: Jul 14, 2020

Biology is my lifelong love and undergrad degree. I'm also particularly fond of Australia and the American mid/southwest. Someday I'll move to the antipodes and farm potoroos, but in the meantime I'm a freelance scientific illustrator based in California. [My profile pic tree-kangaroos (distant cousins) are by Henry C. Richter, who illustrated John Gould's The Mammals of Australia & The Birds of Australia.] I've learned a lot of cool stuff and met a lot of cool people through iNaturalist. Please feel free to message me if you want travel tips somewhere I've been or would like to meet up for a hike. :) And if you're a scientist/researcher/otherwise contributing to conservation or human knowledge and I can assist in some way, please drop me a line and I will be delighted to provide whatever data or help I can.

Some favorite identification sources (and always looking for more if anyone has recommendations):

[within sections they're organized in the order: general/multiple - mammals - birds - herps - bugs - fish - other inverts - plants]

*General

*United States & Canada

*Caribbean

  • The Online Guide to the Animals of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Birds of the West Indies (Raffaele, Wiley, Garrido, & Keith)
  • Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas (Humann & DeLoach)
  • Reef Creature Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas (Humann & DeLoach)
  • Reef Coral Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas (Humann & DeLoach)

*Hawai'i specifically

*other tropical Pacific islands (including general area references that cover Hawai'i)

  • Birds & Bats of Palau (Pratt & Etpison)
  • The Birds of Hawai'i and the Tropical Pacific (Pratt, Bruner, & Berrett)
  • Fiji Reef Fish (Rosenstein [iNat name maractwin])
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands (Zug)
  • Reef Fish ID: Tropical Pacific (Humann & DeLoach)
  • Reef Creature ID: Tropical Pacific (Humann & DeLoach)

*Australia

*New Zealand

*Europe

  • Collins/Princeton Birds of Europe (Svensson, Mullarney, & Zetterstrom)
  • Britain's Plant Galls (Chinery)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles: Find Wild Flowers

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