ipomopsis

Unido: 07.oct.2020 Última actividad: 25.sep.2021 iNaturalist

Hello fellow nature lovers.
I am an endangered-still-here born and raised native of Incline Village, NV. A town and region that has been obliterated by ignorant oblivious greedy profit-hungry humanoids! That's what's left after pushing regular people out. Do not, I repeat do NOT move to Tahoe unless you want to experience worsening quality of life year after year and will participate in educating others on how to become decent humans of a better world ecosystem of thriving life.

I love exploring with a leave no trace approach and I still have a lot to learn about my own back yard. I try not to even leave footprints. My passion is wilderness before humans put trails everywhere.

NOTE ABOUT GEOPRIVACY:
Most of my hiking observations will be private or obscure until this site gets so popular it no longer matters or are of areas I deem appropriate. To be perfectly honest, I've seen my home town exploited, marketed, developed and polluted in all ways, wealth inequality explode and my quality of life continually decline. I am no longer afraid to voice strongly how people are blindly ruining this area/community! Therefore, I don't believe in sharing locations of trails or nice locations with the public. I also feel uncomfortable sharing locations of plants and animals. I explore more if this topic in one of my journal posts on here. In spite of the negatives, I can't help but be addicted to this website because I am in love with wilderness, learning about nature and believe in citizen science documentation to observe changes in biodiversity (important now more than ever). All my observations will be in the Greater Tahoe Region and willing to share locations on request to researchers and like minded.

Note about Lake Tahoe:
If you think you love the greater Lake Tahoe region now, it's ugly compared to when I grew up! We were freer. In addition to the intensifying toxic culture in this country, everything was cleaner, quieter, friendlier, less developed and more vibrant. Population growth (and wealth) is exponentially rising in the area destroying the very things people seek; nature, quiet, dark skies, clear clean lakes, pristine habitats, small friendly communities, safety, low taxes, less regulations, equality, respect, less laws and a beautiful outdoor playground.
I'm also fairly certain through another subjective observation of windshield washing that the insect populations have noticeably declined. (references in one of my journal posts)
The greater Lake Tahoe region is a resource that continues to be exploited. It is my opinion that the powers that be continually create supply beyond safe carrying capacity or human quality of life. Most of this is financially motivated, ego and greed (Seriously, how many millions of dollars do you need to be happy and keep having to make more at the great expense of others and other life? [reference Airbnb's, real estate speculators, a 2nd-3rd-4th...50th home, haphazard/ill-thought development, etc]). Because of this population growth and people abusing their freedoms, we require more laws, more taxes, higher prices, more regulations, and less personal freedoms to protect what's left and slow the rate of environmental AND social loss. People end up destroying the very things they (consciously and subconsciously) seek in life.

I am happy to meet like minded people.
Feel free to send me a message to say hello or meet up for a "naturalist" walk. I was a friendly happy person to all until people took advantage of me, continually not leave me alone in my own home, on my own property and pressure me to move out of the area/my home.
If it matters to you, I do have a B.S. degree in Environmental Science, Ecology and Sustainability.

I have a second profile I am considering posting pictures from when I travel.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&user_id=aggregata&verifiable=any

PS: I'm also interested in acoustic soundscape ecology and would be interested in collaborations in this field.
I'm also interested in rephotographing the same place over periods of time.
And, I must say, I am jealous of the people that seem to be retired just wondering around every day taking photos. If anyone has a paying job for me to be out there, please let me know :)

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