Dave Spier Curador

Unido: 08.may.2013 Última actividad: 12.jul.2024 iNaturalist

Besides being an eBird fan, I'm was a camera-toting naturalist trying to use artistic lighting and composition where possible. Since 2012, I've been a retired naturalist, but I continue to contribute data to citizen science programs like eBird and iNaturalist. My last real job was working at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, NY. Prior to that I was the part-time naturalist and environmental educator at Bayberry Environmental Education Center until it closed.
From 1974 until the pandemic, Donna and I had been exploring the Great Outdoors, mainly in the Northeast U.S. and Mid-Atlantic regions, plus several extended cross-country trips to the Pacific NW and then Arizona, plus a trip along the Great Lakes' north shore. My nature skills were refined trying to identify what I photographed.
My outdoor life started as an amateur astronomer in high school, added physics and geology in college, then after moving to Rochester, NY, I added birding, botany, mycology and other natural sciences thanks to the Rochester Academy of Science. Nature photography is the thread that still holds them together. In the 80's and 90's I was a professional stock photographer, taught Adult Continuing Education classes and workshops on nature photography, developed two series of nature slide programs on ecology and birding, and led birding hikes, nature photography programs and family nature walks at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage in southwestern New York. Many of my skills started in the early 70's as an assistant scout master and merit badge counselor in nature, botany, birds, wildlife, weather and related fields.
You can also find me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northeastnaturalist
the northeast naturalist blog: https://northeastnaturalist.blogspot.com/
the Adirondack Naturalist blog: https://adirondacknaturalist.blogspot.com/
A Naturalist's Viewpoint: https://davespier.tumblr.com/
and a few more of my photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_spier

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