John Tubbs

Unido: 20.jul.2020 Última actividad: 16.may.2022 iNaturalist

I grew up in rural Pennsylvania and had an uncle who was a farmer, Eagle Scout and wonderful naturalist - when I would work with him on the farm in the summer, we would go on hikes and he would point out the flora and fauna. This set a lifelong interest in the outdoors, although my career years (mostly in high tech companies) were unrelated. I still did a ton of outdoor things in free time, including a lot of backpacking, fishing and some casual birding. I retired in 2008 and that year went through Seattle Audubon's extremely intense and thorough two-semester master birder program with Dennis Paulson as primary instructor. I've led many field trips, given bird/birding presentations to various groups and school classes and did bird surveys, including in the Seattle City Cedar River Watershed for one of their wildlife biologists. I also am a former board member of the Washington Ornithological Society (WOS). I do serious critter and landscape photography. Along with my wife, we graduated from the four-month docent training course at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) - At present (July, 2020) the museum is only open on a very limited basis and the docents and other volunteers are not back working due to COVID. We now reside in southern Arizona and are busily learning more about the area and its natural history and wildlife.

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