Quinten Wiegersma

Joined: Aug 05, 2017 Last Active: Apr 07, 2020

It started with the birds, and soon expanded to all life forms. Other than birds, my primary interests are odonates (dragonflies and damselflies), butterflies, moths, plants, fish, herps and fungi, though I am down to learn about anything in the natural world! I love sedges (especially Carex) and bryophytes! I have a special interest in the flora and fauna of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. I am not an expert by any means, just a high school student (I probably should be doing homework right now) who enjoys spending my free time, and then some, outside (or peering down a microscope). I find enjoyment in exploring my local area 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 out with identifications where I can!

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

Here is my eBird profile

My iNaturalist Ontario list

Favourite groups:
Birds- Anatidae and Charadriiformes
Butterflies- Lycaenidae
Moths- Crambidae
Dragonflies- Sympetrum
Damselflies- Lestes
Fish - Etheostoma and Noturus
Plants - Carex

I love exploring my neighbourhood and finding new things!

Over the course of 2020, I am doing a Nature Big Year with some friends!

I am participating in the 2020 Ontario Botanists Big Year

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