Will Richardson Curator

Joined: Apr 25, 2016 Last Active: Dec 12, 2018

I'm the Executive Director of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (www.tinsweb.org), and while I'm interested in a broad range of natural history, I'm particularly interested in that of the Sierra Nevada, and especially the Tahoe area.

Among the taxa that I study are montane rabbits, so I'm eager to hear about any White-tailed Jackrabbit, Snowshoe Hare, or (mid- to high-elevation) Black-tailed Jackrabbit observations in the Sierra Nevada. More importantly, we are always looking for SPECIMENS of those species for genetic work - please contact me if you find roadkill or other specimens of Lepus in the Sierra!

I'm also especially interested in Tiger Beetles, Butterflies and Moths, and Odonates of the Sierra Nevada, especially around the Tahoe region.

And I do a lot of work with birds.

And I've been thinking we need a resource to help sort out Sierra Nevada chipmunks since they're so problematic. Stay tuned for an online guide on the TINS site...

Also, each year TINS puts on a big year of some sort, and every few years there is a Tahoe Wildflower Big Year that uses iNaturalist as its data portal; we will be doing that again in 2019, so be sure to check that out if you're interested in participating! Here's a link for the 2016 project page: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/tahoe-wildflower-big-year-2016

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