Bruce Cook

Unido: 29.nov.2020 Última actividad: 28.ene.2023 iNaturalist

I'm an autodidact, and I realize that my knowledge of natural things has a lot of gaps to fill. I try to identify where I can do so confidently; it helps me learn. Feel free to @ or message me, my knowledge pertains mostly to Vermont and the plant and fungi kingdoms, but Inat has made me a helpless generalist. There's just too much cool stuff going on in every kingdom! Also fee free to ask for resource recommendations.

I am learning so much, even just by paying attention to what gets posted to the Vermont Atlas of Life. Thank you all. :)

I use a Panasonic DC-ZS70 with a Leica lens; I know very little of photography, and it seems like a good camera for using the automatic settings (it's a cheaper camera).

Resources I often use (most pertain specifically to northeastern North America):

mushroomobserver.org (there are a lot of resources besides observations here)
shroomery.org
mushroomexpert.com
Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada by Timothy J. Baroni
Any books by Arleen and Alan Bessette
How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus 1 and 3 (I don't own any others)
A Mushroom Word Guide by Robert M. Hallock

Common Lichens of Northeastern North America by McMullin and Anderson
The Macrolichens of New England by Hinds and Hinds
Lichens of North America by Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff

gobotany.newenglandwild.org
Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman
Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines
Northeast Ferns by Steve W. Chadde (includes fern allies)
Mosses, Sedges, and Woody Plants of the Northern Forest (3 books) by Jerry Jenkins.
Grasses, Sedges, Rushes by Brown and Elliman
Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel
Liverworts of New England by Mary S. G. Lincoln

Wasps by Heather Holm
bugguide.net
https://sites.google.com/view/flyguide/home

Some of my more unusual finds:
Stelis Coarctatus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/125186878
Only observation of the genus Gennadota on Inat: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/140551795
Synathedon helenis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/123998658
Tmemophlebia coquilletti: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135945943
Leucozona xylotoides: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/123286286
Leucozona xylotoides: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126664608
Possible new Cladonia sp. for Vermont: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/120246838
Aureolaria pedicularia var. intercedens: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/129729015
Gorytes atricornis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91183476
Nephus flavifrons: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/115814469
Sericomyia bifasciata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/118828960
Osmia georgica: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126390650

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