John Brew Curator

Joined: Aug 06, 2012 Last Active: Dec 11, 2018

I'm an amateur naturalist, always learning. "Each one of us adds a little to our understanding of Nature, and from all the facts assembled arises a certain grandeur." - Aristotle as quoted by Bradford Washburn.

My main area of exploration is the Pacific Northwest area of North America. I also like exploring the Southwest and have been able to explore a bit of Australia and New Zealand.

Some references I use for Pacific Northwest
Cascade-Olympic Natural History : A Trailside Reference by Daniel Mathews (a favorite)
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington,Oregon,British Columbia,and Alaska by Pojar and MacKinnon
Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson and I find that Mark's website is very useful Pacific Northwest Wildflowers (Mark Turner) to search within a genus.

Useful Websites
Burke Museum, University of Washington Herbarium (WTU)
Trees of Washington by Milton Moser and Knut Lunnum of WSU
Biota of The Evergreen State College
Butterflies and Moths of North America
Pacific Northwest Shells and Marine Life Photos

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