Tom Peterson

Joined: Oct 14, 2018 Last Active: Jan 26, 2023 iNaturalist

Mechanical engineer with a life-long interest in science and nature, especially butterflies and moths. As a child in the midwest, I found giant silk moth cocoons, reared butterflies and moths from eggs and caterpillars, and spent summers exploring nature along railroad rights-of-way in the Chicago area. An interest in photographing butterflies and moths developed when digital photography made it convenient to take 10 bad photos for one good one. I was very active in the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network before moving to California several years ago. Now very much enjoying exploring the western butterflies and birds!

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