James Bailey Curator

Joined: May 28, 2012 Last Active: Mar 21, 2019

I am an all-around naturalist on a mission to document species, and their ecology.

About Me
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My task is to document as many species on the "living planet" as I can, not just the big and bright ones. In part, I hope to contribute to our knowledge of population trends and distribution, but in part it is an effort just to make sure as many species are photographed as possible. More species are vanishing than we can count, and we need photos to help record how these species acted in life, outside of a museum collection. Every species has its own story to tell...and I'm listening!

My time on iNaturalist is primarily a personal journey, but I value the site as a network for education and socializing as well.

What Else?
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I am in the process of developing several digital apps. My first work, a draft guide covering North American ladybugs, can be found here for iOS devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adalia-field-guide-to-ladybugs/id1121061924?mt=8

In time, I am planning to work on several games. Video games are common in our society today, but wildlife is rarely featured. It is thus my goal to produce games that remind us that there is a "real" fantasy on our very doorstep!

Photo Usage
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If you want to use my photos in any publications or guides, let me know!

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