Unido: 07.feb.2017 Última actividad: 04.dic.2021 iNaturalist

Avid naturalist, writer, and mountain man, born, bred and still today a philopatric denizen of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Passionate about the flora, fauna and fungi of this region of subalpine "sky islands," remote coves, and rocky rivers, my mission on iNaturalist is to learn and share as much as I can about the vitality of ecology, biodiversity, and the importance of preserving an intimate connection between humans and nature deep within the mountains and beyond.

Currently an undergraduate student studying Biology at East Tennessee State University, most of my work with biodiversity has been conducted outside of university as a naturalist/educator, field tech, or related volunteer and internship positions. I'm especially interested in learning individual ecosystems; particularly the inverts, plants (especially ethnobotany, trees, grasses, wildflowers, ferns, and the nonvascular sort), herps, mammal (ecology/tracking), birds, lichens, and basidiomycetes. I've also played around with some small-scale botanical plot surveys and habitat restoration projects. This also includes participation in other community science endeavors like eBird, BugGuide, HerpMapper, eButterfly, etc., so I might have "met" some of you from those communities already! Or real-life community, too.

Outside of the cybernetic dystopia, I enjoy practicing bushcraft, kayaking, backpacking, growing & foraging native plants, fly fishing, and any other pursuits that force me to reconnect with the peaceful chaos of our planet's natural systems.

Check out my Instagram "natural history outreach" page to read the story behind some of my observations:

Here's another link to my blog, "The Backwoods Resurgence," which is probably a bit more mission-driven than Instagram, featuring longer, more conceptual articles about ecology in the Blue Ridge Mountains and other places I wander off to:

Happy trails,

-"Critter" Cade Campbell

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