Unido: 16.jun.2020 Última actividad: 24.may.2022 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde abril 2021

Hello I-Naturalists!
I'm passionate about adding what I see and what I learn to I-Naturalist because it brings me Joy! I'm an avid hiker which takes me to many interesting natural places where I enjoy taking lots of photos with my I-phone. I'm an equal opportunity naturalist who loves nature and finds all living things fascinating and worth studying. It leads me to help support organizations that educate and conserve natural habitats for future generations to enjoy.
Favorite I-Nat tip: the more I-Nat Projects you join that match your interests, the more expert eyes will see your observations to confirm them.

As a former Reference Librarian, I'm always thrilled to discover new learning tools. Some of my favorite helpful resources:

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019,
Jepson eFlora: Plants of California
Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015,
Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016,
Monterey County Wildflowers– a photographic guide
Monterey Pine Forest: Coastal California's Living Legacy, 2nd. ed, The Monterey Pine Forest Watch, 2018,
Plants: (search by county for species presence/absence)
Jepson eFlora Filter Keys: It pares Jepson Keys down to the plants growing in your area/region, so that you aren't dealing with all of California.
Lupine (Lupinus) anatomy, etc. Tom Chester's website:
San Diego Natural History Museum
Baja California Plant Field Guide, Jon P. Rebman , Norman C. Roberts, 3rd. ed, 2012, p.
Native and Introduced Plants of Southern California by Tom Chester
Desert Wildflower I.D.
California Desert Wildflowers, Philip A. Munz, 1962,
Conifers of Western North America by Christopher J. Earle
Oak Tree Species I.D. and Ecology:
Oaks of California, B. Pavlik, P. Muick, S. Johnson, M. Popper, 1991,

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America, ed. Jon L. Dunn, 2008,
Monterey Birds, Don Roberson, 2nd ed. 2002, sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society,
Found Feathers:

Reptiles/Amphibians of CA:
Reptile I.D. worldwide
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Eaton and Kaufman, 2006,
Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America. Brock and Kaufman, 2003,
Butterflies & Their Favorite Flowering Plants: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park & Environs, Lynn and Gene Monroe, 2004, p
Coming soon (we hope): Wagner's Caterpillars of the Western US
Terrestrial Mollusc I.D. and
Native Bees: Get to Know Native Bees of the Santa Cruz Mountains with Obi Kaufmann. May 6, 2020

Galls: CALIFORNIA GALLS, A Host Plant List with Links, Nancy Asquith.

Beachcombers's Guide to Seashore Life of California, J.D. Sept, Rev. ed. 2009,
SEANET Hopkins Marine Station for "Nearshore Plants and Animals of the Monterey Bay"
Abalone Identification Guide:
Limpet I.D.
Pacific Seaweed: a Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast. 2nd ed, 2016, Louis D. Druehl and Bridgette E. Clarkston,

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California, N. Siegel and C. Schwarz, 2016, p
California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide, D. Desjardin, M. Wood, and F. Stevens, 2nd printing 2019, p
Fungi of California and
A Field Guide to California Lichens, Stephen Sharnoff, 2014,
The Curious Observer's Guide to Slime Mold: of Santa Cruz and Beyond, Carrie Niblett, 2nd ed. 2021

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