Branson Khounvichith

הצטרפ.ה ב:יולי 28, 2022 פעילות אחרונה: יולי 20, 2024 iNaturalist

Hey there! I'm a high school sophomore interested in all things living. I have a particular affinity for herps, isopods, plants, and native wildlife. I've identified many observations from my home state of Rhode Island.

Herps are my strong suit; I've been learning about them for quite a while (though I have no formal education in zoology). Occasionally, I try to identify new taxa to broaden my toolset. If you notice any mistakes from me, please let me know! I'm always happy to learn more.

I love identifying in other countries outside of the US as well! I'm learning Spanish and Portuguese, but I'm by no means fluent. Forgive me if I make any mistakes!

Sometimes, I identify tougher taxa to the genus/subfamily level. However, this doesn’t mean that it cannot be identifed past that! I’m always learning new taxa, so please bear with me.

Feel free to tag me in observations and I’ll try my best!

If you'd like to use any of my photos, please send me a message. I'd be happy if you let me know what you'd be using it for.


I curate the Rhode Island Shoreline Wildlife Project, which aims to document species found on the RI coastline. If you're interested in helping, you can join the project and add your observations. If you don't want me to add your observations to the project, please message me.
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/rhode-island-shoreline-wildlife

I also curate the Herps of Rhode Island Project, which records the reptile and amphibian observations from Rhode Island. Feel free to join!
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/herps-of-rhode-island

Encourage others to use iNaturalist and get them interested in nature!

“No one will protect what they don't care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”

-David Attenborough


Online Resources I Use:
For herps in Arizona (slightly outdated, but still an awesome guide): https://reptilesofaz.org
For herps in North Carolina: https://herpsofnc.org
For frog calls in the Northeast: https://musicofnature.com/calls-of-frogs-and-toads-of-the-northeast/
For herps in California and a lot of the west coast (includes subspecies maps!): https://californiaherps.com
Ratsnake range map: http://snakeevolution.org/rangemaps/ratrangereduced.jpg
For Desmognathus species: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Posmk4nl925We0VNew0113_OcOJyX2oD/view
Siren species diagnosis: https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5258.4.1/50320
For Caribbean herps: http://www.caribherp.org
For British marine isopods: https://isopods.nhm.org/pdfs/5121/5121.pdf
How to photograph and identify orthopterans: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2010070

Miscellaneous:
Groundwater Texan Eurycea: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1815014116

Field Guides I Use:
A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of Australia by Scott Eipper and Tyese Eipper
A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition by Indraneil Das
A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of India by Abhijit Das and Indraneil Das
Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe by Jeroen Speybroeck, Wouter Beukema, Bobby Bok, Jan Van Der Voort, and Ilian Velikov
Reptiles of Costa Rica by @twanleenders (my personal favorite)

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@rinaturalist (Unfortunately I don't upload much!)

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bransonkhoun/

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