Charlie Hohn Curator

I work for the State of Vermont, where I map and monitor many of our wonderful wetlands. (and a few of our more troubled wetlands as well) In some of my spare time I use iNaturalist to map neat things I find during explores (actually, I guess a lot of my spare time!). Sometimes I add observations from my field work as well, especially unknown plants, but when I am on private land the location will be heavily obscured if I add them at all.

I am originally from southern California, and worked as a botanist/ecologist there from 2001-2009, so I do lots of plant ID from there too, especially the Santa Monica Mountains.

I'm also on the Montpelier, Vermont conservation commission and am hoping to bring more iNaturalist to our state capitol.

I'm a graduate of the University of Vermont Field Naturalist graduate program and I am excited to see an increasing number of Field Naturalist, Ecological Planning, and RSNR students and graduates on here. Send me a message and say hi if you're new to the site and you would like help getting set up or other pointers!

I'm cataloging my observations using the Natural Community field when relevant. This allows me to create an index, ranked by abundance, of what species occur in each. It isn't systematic or anything, but it's still useful. See here for a blog post describing this. I also use the field to denote non-natural ecosystems such as roadsides.

Email: naturalist.charlie at gmail dot com.

Sometimes I take samples as part of my job or on my own land and add photos of them to iNaturalist. Please don't take samples unless you are sure it is legal and is not harming the population of the species.

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