Rhode Island Naturalist

Unido: 28.jul.2022 Última actividad: 27.ene.2023 iNaturalist Canada

Hello! I'm a 14-year-old amateur naturalist based in northern Rhode Island. I love finding species I've never seen before. My forte is reptiles (especially snakes), though I’m also good with amphibians. I also occasionally ID birds, plants, insects, fish, and other animals. Recently, I've been getting more into mycology, so I've been trying to identify some fungi observations. I ID a lot of observations in my home state of Rhode Island. I mainly identify North American wildlife, especially in the New England region and the eastern US. Currently, I'm trying to ID herps in countries such as Costa Rica, Australia, and the Bahamas (including the Turks and Caicos Island) using field guides. If there are any mistakes, please inform me!

I often ID certain taxa such as Anaxyrus, Deirochelyinae, and Plestiodon to genus/subfamily level. However, this doesn’t mean that it cannot be IDed past that. I’m still learning certain taxons, so please bear with me.

Feel free to tag me to ID your reptile observations and I’ll try my best. If you feel that my IDs are wrong (which may happen on occasion, especially with turtles and southeastern salamanders), please add a comment to the ID or send me a message.

If you'd like to use any of my photos, please send me a message. I'd be happy if you let me know what you'd be using it for.

I help curate the Rhode Island Shoreline Wildlife Project, which aims to document species found on the RI coastline. If you're interested in helping, you can join the project and add your observations.
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/rhode-island-shoreline-wildlife

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“No one will protect what they don't care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”

-David Attenborough

Online Resources I Use:
For herps in Arizona (slightly outdated): https://reptilesofaz.org
For herps in North Carolina: https://herpsofnc.org
For frog calls in New England: https://musicofnature.com/calls-of-frogs-and-toads-of-the-northeast/
For herps in California and a lot of the west coast (includes subspecies maps!): https://californiaherps.com

Field Guides I Use:
A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of Australia by Scott Eipper and Tyese Eipper
A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition by Indraneil Das
A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of India by Abhijit Das and Indraneil Das
Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe by Jeroen Speybroeck, Wouter Beukema, Bobby Bok, Jan Van Der Voort, and Ilian Velikov
Reptiles of Costa Rica by Twan Leenders

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