Quinten Wiegersma

Joined: Aug 05, 2017 Last Active: Sep 17, 2021 iNaturalist.ca

Lifelong nature enthusiast and all around naturalist with a particular interest in birds, botany (especially sedges 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 rare flora and fauna and phytogeography. 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 and Aeshna
Damselflies- Lestes
Flies - Tabanidae
Fish - Etheostoma and Noturus
Plants - Cyperaceae (Carex especially)

I love exploring my neighbourhood

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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