Lorri Gong

Joined: Aug 12, 2013 Last Active: Mar 05, 2021

I used to call it "biologizing": spending the day outside, searching for species I've never seen before, photographing them, and trying to find their identification. Now I call it "iNaturalizing" and it is followed by gleaning information from the knowledge and experience from all of you. Especially those of you that provide the characteristics that lead you to the ID, or include tidbits of natural history of the animal.

The best app on the internet.

Huge thanks to all who helped me with my botany postings of the last few months. Especially grateful for the IDs of Alaska species. You all rock.

Many thanks to alan_rockefeller, PVDmushroom, Michelle_my_belle, else, noah_siegel, theachesney, and fungi (and I hope I didn't leave anyone out) who helped me during these past few months, to learn a new taxa! You all rock! I still have a lot to learn, but I'm well on my way and have enjoyed it immensely.

I have a Certificate in Natural History from College of Marin 2010
Includes Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Ecology field study in Yellowstone, Ecology Field Study in Alaska, Geology, Environmental Geology, Geology field study in Death Valley and Owens Valley, Botany, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Entomology, Mammalogy, Marine Mammalogy, Herpetology, Ornithology, and Meteorology/Climatology.
Other classes: Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Calculus, Beekeeping

Activities and Societies: Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary beachwatch program; Wildcare with the Bluebird box project; Marin Municipal Water District frog and turtle docent programs; Frogwatch USA; County of Marin french broom removal.

Lifelong learner.

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