Chris Kreussling (Flatbush Gardener)

Unido: 02.jul.2013 Última actividad: 16.may.2022 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde diciembre 2019

I'm an urban naturalist, home gardener, public speaker, and workshop facilitator, specializing in urban gardening for habitat with native plants.

If I have followed you here on iNaturalist, it's likely because I've noticed your Observations in Brooklyn! I'm one of the Brooklyn Borough Captains for the City Nature Challenge in New York City:
2022
2021
2020
2019

Some of my past presentations are available on SlideShare.
2020-09-13: Village of Ocean Beach Environmental Committee (VOBEC), Fire Island, Gardening for Habitat on Fire Island
2018-06-18: Native Plants in the Landscape Conference, Urban Gardening with Native Plants
2015-05-12: Long Island Botanical Society, Place, Purpose, Plants: Urban Gardening with Native Plants

I'm particularly interested in insect-plant interactions and ecological associations. I've been documenting the biodiversity of my own garden here on iNaturalist:
https://www.inaturalist.org/places/flatbush-gardener-s-garden
Life List

Blog: http://flatbushgardener.blogspot.com
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/people/flatbushgardener/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrisfg

New York State Records

My Observations which are the first iNaturalist records of that species in New York State.

2014-08-10: Coelioxys sayi, Say's sharptail, cuckoo leaf-cutter bee
2017-07-22: Dioprospa clavata, four-speckled hover fly - Also the first NY State Observation on BugGuide.
2020-05-03 Callidiellum rufipenne, Japanese cedar long-horned beetle

Species Home Page Reference Photos

My photos which are the index photo for species home pages.

Megachile texana
https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/25433749
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16844856
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/199128-Megachile-texana

Neolasioptera thurstoni
https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/83518476
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52534319
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1273377-Neolasioptera-thurstoni

Favorite Places

Except for college years, I've lived all my life within a few miles of the Atlantic Ocean.

EcoRegion Level III 84, Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
https://www.inaturalist.org/places/united-states-atlantic-coastal-plain

Identification Guides - Online

Insects


Diptera, flies

https://sites.google.com/view/flyguide


Anthophila, bees

https://www.sharpeatmanguides.com/wild-bee-id-guide-new-york - Guide to Wild Bees of New York State, Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman.
https://val.vtecostudies.org/projects/vtbees/all-genera/ - For wild bees in Vermont. Applicable to New England, New York state, and adjacent Canada.


Vespidae, vespid wasps

https://cjai.biologicalsurvey.ca/bmc_05/keys.html - Key-based, not visual

Plants

New England

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/ - For plants found in the wild in New England, northeastern U.S., and adjacent areas, such as New York state.


Viola, violets

https://people.ohio.edu/ballardh/vgpena/
https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/dkey/viola-key-for-chasmogamous-flowering-material/

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