Andrea Wuenschel

Joined: Jul 18, 2014 Last Active: Jul 14, 2024 iNaturalist

Biologist, birder, & general naturalist in Oregon, USA (previously of California, Nevada, and Washington). Long-time eBird user...gotta step up my game with my plant, fungi, and arthropod observations & post them on iNat!

Loving the tiny guys! Having so much fun photographing & posting the macro world of mites, springtails, spiders, galls, mosses, liverworts, lichens, slimemolds, etc, with my Olympus Tough TG-6!

I am always learning-if anything is incorrect, I like to know and update observations accordingly. Also I appreciate any links to learn more about the identification of any species/genus/family. Thank you!

A few favorite Projects:
Bird Food
(Post your observations of vertebrates, insects, berries, etc, being actively consumed by birds):
Fascinating Fasciation
Life in Cow Pats of the World

Helpful links for identification and characteristics of organisms:
Bird Feather ID:

USFWS Feather Identification website for North American birds (flight feathers):

Featherbase Feather Identification website (German, but has birds from all over the world):

Identification of North American birds with photos of spread bird wings from museums:

Arthropod ID:

Joyce Gross' California Gall ID:

Nancy Asquith's California Galls: List of Host Plants with Links

California Scale insect Photos/ID:

How to tell Caterpillars from Sawfly Larvae (Thank you @harsiparker!):

Syrphidae fly ID:

Moth ID--Pacific Northwest (Thank you @euproserpinus!):

Spider Eye Arrangements for spider ID (Thank you @kschnei!):

New iNat blog post about crab ID characteristics (focuses on ghost crabs, but the features are applicable to photographing other crab species):

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