Leah

הצטרפ.ה ב:אפר' 22, 2022 פעילות אחרונה: דצמ' 02, 2022

Newbie naturalist- thanks for patience when I make attempts to ID

Student of marine biology. A big goal of mine is to get better at identifying things found along the North Carolina coast because I am an amateur beachcomber.

To ID shells, I can reference Field Guide to Shells: North America by the National Audubon Society which I’ll abbreviate as (FGS) in my journal posts or observation notes. For egg casings mostly, but also for shells, I’ll reference Seashells of Georgia and the Carolina’s: A Beachcomber’s Guide by Blair and Dawn Witherington which I’ll cite as (Witherington). I plan on making journal entries for some species that I find tricky.

September 2022: Currently working on learning to ID local mushrooms for Mushroom Quest (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/nc-mushroom-quest-2022). As I learn I’m using mostly Michael Kuo’s MushroomExpert website and the book a Field Guide To Mushrooms of the Carolinas by Bessette, Bessette, and Hopping. When I’m referencing information to one of those sources in my own notes of observations I’ll write (Kuo) or (BB&H) to indicate where I got that info

Follow this link to see my IDs. If my IDs need correction please include an explanation as to why so that I can improve.

I look at marine mollusks, fish, fungi, and unknowns in Eastern North Carolina.
For shell observations, please include multiple angles of the shell and ideally a ruler since some species can ruled out by size.
For mushroom observations, include the cap, what it's growing on, the gills/pores/or teeth underneath, the stem if available, and a cross section of the mushroom or at least a damaged area to see if it bruises.

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