M. Whitson

Unido: 18.mar.2022 Última actividad: 31.ene.2023 iNaturalist

I'm a botanist and herbarium curator at Northern Kentucky University, and am interested in the Solanaceae (tomato family) and particularly Physalis (groundcherries). When the Flora of North America Solanaceae volume is finally published, my treatments of Calliphysalis and Nicandra will appear there. (Yes, this is only two species, but they're really charming ones.)

I enjoy photographing (and pressing) the flora of the southeastern US. I plant for pollinators and garden for wildlife, and am an amateur enthusiast when it comes to snails, slugs, insects, and herps.

I enjoy joining and creating iNaturalist projects. I belong to several and am building a few. Some works in progress are:
Sumacs for Wildlife
Fantastic Flowers
Water Plants

I also find that identifying observations is great way to do some virtual botanizing. It's always fun to see what neat things others have found.
My identifications grouped by taxon
My maverick IDs

Useful widgets (usually from the iNat Forum):
How to find comments in observations made to you or by you (posted by jwidness): https://www.inaturalist.org/comments?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=%40m_whitson&commit=Search
iNaturalist's Year in Review for 2022 -- what fun! https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2022/m_whitson
ID Stats with fun pie-chart and other useful info (thanks to Marina_Gorbunova): https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?user_id=m_whitson
Map view of observation hotspots from earthknight: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/map?user_id=m_whitson#5/31.516/273.554
Map of identification hotspots from dianastuder: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/map?ident_user_id=m_whitson#2/21.534/34.452

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