Opinions and Reactions to Different Taxa

As I approach my two-year anniversary on iNaturalist (Aug 13), the experience of learning about all different types of animals, plants, and life forms has developed some patterns. One pattern I've detected is which life forms interest me immediately and continuously, which ones only intermittently, and which ones remain impervious to me (whatever my range of knowledge about them). Here's my impression of how these break down:

Love 'em
Birds - my first love, after all
Butterflies - fun to learn, and give a different sense of locality and seasonality than birds do
Moths - Just plain fun!
Odes - Caught this from Leslie
Insects (other) - Enjoying them much more than I thought I would
Lizards and Amphibians - Love em, and always have

Moderate
Spiders - I have overcome many fears to launch my learning about them
Fungus and Lichens - Too difficult for me to want to learn yet, but fun to observe
Plants - I still find it difficult to retain knowledge about plants
Mammals - I am always interested when one shows up, but pursuing them is another matter

Impervious
Ants - I resent them, I am so disinterested in them
Grasses - Just seems impossible
Fish - Not enough opportunities. I prefer sushi menus

Not Yet Explored
Tidepool Critters

Posted by gyrrlfalcon gyrrlfalcon, August 07, 2014 14:24

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I love following your bird photos. I'm learning along with you! Keep up the great work and your enthusiasm is contagious.

Posted by caseyzill almost 8 years ago (Flag)

Thanks! The learning is much of the fun!

Posted by gyrrlfalcon almost 8 years ago (Flag)

For grass I need a class
For fish I need a (better) dish
For ants... I just can't (though I'm trying, a bit)

Posted by kueda almost 8 years ago (Flag)

Yup.

Posted by gyrrlfalcon almost 8 years ago (Flag)

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