Adam J. Searcy Curator

Joined: Jan 28, 2016 Last Active: Oct 03, 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since April 2022

I'm a biologist/botanist from Southern California. I like organisms and I like putting names on organisms and I like making lists of organisms that I've put names on. I especially like looking for rare birds, Calochortus lilies, monkeyflowers, fungi, herps, GALLS, lady beetles, and interesting weeds, etc., etc.

Feel free to tag me for California bird/herp/plant IDs (or anything else, but no promises) and/or ask ID questions (that I may not know the answers to, but I'll do what I can).

Please Note: Some of my photographs include plucked/pulled organisms (usually plants) as some of my work involves collecting voucher specimens. These are deposited in museums/herbaria for research purposes and were/are not wantonly yanked up for no reason

My main areas of ID expertise are birds, plants, and herps (of California). Most of my work has involved botanical surveys and bird surveys but I've also worked on projects involving insects (on the CA Channel Islands), freshwater fish (in the eastern Sierra Nevada), reptiles (in the Santa Monica Mts.), amphibians (in the eastern Sierra Nevada and Santa Monica Mts.), fungi (CA Channel Islands), terrestrial mammals (Santa Monica Mts.) and marine mammals (SE Farallon Island). I've also worked in avian and botanical specimen collections ( and the UCSC natural history museum).

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