Katja Schulz Curator

Joined: Nov 23, 2011 Last Active: Nov 13, 2018

I am an Entomologist by training, but I am interested in just about anything that's alive. Temperate broadleaf forests are my native habitat, and it's where I still feel most at home, even after spending 17 years in the gorgeous deserts of SE Arizona. Nowadays, I live in hectic & bizarre Washington, DC, but I get my critterfix and a canopy of green leaves swaying above my head on my weekly excursions to Rock Creek Park. Pretty amazing what you can find in the middle of a crowded metropolitan area. I also get around quite a bit visiting my family in Spain once or twice a year and traveling for my job with the Encyclopedia of Life.

I really appreciate the ID help I get from all the great naturalists here. Please don't be offended if I don't agree with the IDs you have provided for my observations. Ever since the separation of the taxon ID from the community ID (a welcome change), I generally only agree to IDs if I have the knowledge to confirm the ID or if I understand the identifier's specific expertise. I think there's too much uninformed agreeing going on around here, leading to a lot of misidentified research grade observations. I don't want to contribute to that problem.

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