C Nickerson

Joined: Apr 25, 2018 Last Active: Jun 10, 2021 iNaturalist

High School science teacher, Humboldt State Graduate (California, USA), Environmental Biology and Zoology. I did a few years of field biology and then a year in a sterile lab. Discovered teaching while working on my masters and didn't look back.

I stole (with permission) this list of id-helpful websites from @cedric_lee

" ✭✭Identification Websites✭✭
This is a compilation of various websites that I have found to be useful in identifying wildlife in California, though some of them are helpful for other regions as well.

Plants of California

  1. http://www.calflora.org/
  2. http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html
  3. http://tchester.org/plants/index.html
  4. https://urbantreekey.calpoly.edu/

Flora of North America
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1

Reptiles and Amphibians of California
http://www.californiaherps.com/index.html

Insects and Arachnids of North America and Canada
http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740
Spider ID by eye arrangement
https://www.thebiologistapprentice.com/blog-archives/spider-identification-by-eye-arrangement

Insects and Diseases of California Oaks
http://www.suddenoakdeath.org/pdf/psw_gtr197.pdf

California Oak Galls
http://joycegross.com/galls_ca_oak.php

Terrestrial Gastropods
http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8336.pdf
http://www.sanbi.org/sites/default/files/documents/documents/bioseries15introterrestmollusca.pdf
http://www.carnegiemnh.org/science/mollusks/va_imagegallery.html
http://www.brerc.eclipse.co.uk/files/BRERC_snail_key.pdf
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v7ndnxQdNznHG9PLUII3j6mC30SBcxpayWwanltTXkI/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0
http://www.naturespot.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/Land%20Snails%20Key%20version%20%202.1.1%20ii2016%20illustrated.pdf

Freshwater Gastropods of North America
http://www.fwgna.org/species.html
http://molluskconservation.org/MServices_gastropods.html

Intertidal Invertebrates of California
https://people.ucsc.edu/~mcduck/DreamWeaver/index.html

Introduced Aquatic Species in the US
https://nas.er.usgs.gov/default.aspx

UK Hemiptera
http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/gallery.html

Mirids
http://research.amnh.org/pbi/catalog/index.php

Isopods of California
http://tolweb.org/notes/?note_id=4182

British Myriapods and Isopods
http://www.bmig.org.uk/home

Centipedes
http://chilobase.biologia.unipd.it/searches/geographic_search
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-amBDUhqrdxXAGu-T63Ikeji9K4TEXz76Tn8GPhtCz4/edit?usp=sharing (request for access)

Scale Insects
http://scalenet.info/media/scaledb/flatcat/Coccidae.htm
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/ppd/PDF/Technical_Series_01.pdf

Zooplankton of North America
http://cfb.unh.edu/cfbkey/html/begin.html

Windscorpions
http://www.solpugid.com/Key%20to%20Families.htm

Moths of North America
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/Plates.shtml

North American Bird Feathers
https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/index.php

Cicada songs
http://www.insectsingers.com/100th_meridian_cicadas/western_species.html

Millipedes
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/hoffman_checklist_1999.pdf

Diplurans
https://eurekamag.com/research/003/629/003629702.php

Etc.
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identotron
http://www.animalbase.uni-goettingen.de
http://idtools.org/
http://biodiversitylibrary.org/
http://gbif.org/
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/
http://www.boldsystems.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/about
http://www.discoverlife.org/
https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/

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