anneliese merrigan

Unido: 11.jul.2018 Última actividad: 15.ago.2020

i'm anneliese & i love bugs ! just doing this as a hobby

i live in portland (unceded cowlitz & clackamas land) & go to college in eugene (unceded kalapuya, winefelly, siuslaw, & long tom land). best at anything i can physically catch & hold in my hands (inverts & herps & fungi) but trying to expand! please bear with me as i learn, i often make mistakes.

i encourage everyone to take note of whose land they are on when they make observations, as it is most likely unceded. be mindful of who came before you. https://native-land.ca/

MAKE AN EFFORT TO DECOLONIZE NATURAL SCIENCE
(https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-bears-fingerprints-colonialism-180968709/ & https://adriancolston.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/decolonizing-nature-strategies-for-conservation-in-a-postcolonial-era1.pdf are good places to start.)

i add a lot of common names in their original indigenous languages. indigenous knowledge over western science any day.

join the inaturalist discord here: https://discord.gg/uskv2yx

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