Quinten Wiegersma

Joined: Aug 05, 2017 Last Active: Apr 17, 2021 iNaturalist

Lifelong nature enthusiast and all around naturalist with a particular interest in birds, botany (especially carices and bryophytes), moths, butterflies, odonates (my favourite insects), flies, and fishes, but I'm down to learn about anything! I have a special interest in the flora and fauna of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. I find enjoyment in exploring my local area (London, ON) and am always amazed by the diversity of life that can be found right at your doorstep. That being said, I enjoy exploring new areas as well! I aim to one day become a 100% naturalist.

Happy to help with identifications where I can.

I (try to) record my adventures on my blog (Birds, Bugs, and Botany)

Here is my eBird profile

Some of my favourite groups:
Birds- Anatidae and Charadriiformes
Butterflies- Lycaenidae
Moths- Phycitinae and Crambidae
Dragonflies- Sympetrum
Damselflies- Lestes
Flies - Tabanidae
Fish - Etheostoma and Noturus
Plants - Cyperaceae (Carex especially)

I love exploring my neighbourhood and finding new things!

One of my favourite ongoing "projects" is recording moths in my yard (link includes four species of butterflies) In the summer of 2020, I recorded over 430 species of moths.

Over the course of 2021, as always, I am compiling my sightings in a "Nature Big Year" with some friends!

I am participating in the 2021 Ontario Botanists Big Year

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