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Έγινε μέλος στις: Σεπ 12, 2020 Τελευταία δραστηριότητα στις: Μάιος 27, 2024 iNaturalist

Grew up mostly in Monrovia, then Glendora, before moving to Irvine in 2022. My Glendora home was a major inspiration for my birding career, and on one of the last days as an actual resident there, I discovered the joy of iNaturalist - not just for birds, but for anything I could find. Fast forward a year, and now I am hooked. I am still mainly a birder, but love looking at any living thing, especially reptiles, amphibians, Lepidoptera, Odonates, fish, marine molluscs, fungi, brown macroalgae, and various plants. Current main interests (subject to change very, very frequently) are Southern Californian fish (especially ones I can see while snorkeling!), native plants of the San Gabriel Mountains, birds, native bees, certain wasps, moths. I love exploring natural/natural-ish areas for birds, looking for bugs at night, snorkeling and tidepool, but this is all frequently subject to change. For the rest of this winter I hope to explore debris basins, reservoirs, and other areas that are normally dry but have been filled following the rains, to find water birds where they might not usually be.

Favorite spots:
Newport Pier
Newport Back Bay
Bonelli Regional Park
San Gabriels foothills around Glendora (Colby Trail, Big Dalton Canyon, my old yard, etc)
La Jolla Cove

iNatting partners in crime:
@thesurfbirder
@asmo_sw
@polly_m

Other:
Student at Irvine Valley College and Dining Table High School
Member of Los Angeles Birders - Students, Southern California Young Birders Club, IVC Campus Audubon society, and junior naturalist with Sea&Sage Audubon society
Former volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific

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