Kate Rothra Fleming

Joined: Aug 28, 2020 Last Active: Sep 25, 2022 iNaturalist

I am a glass artist + jewelry designer by trade (katerothrafleming.com), based in Charleston SC, and Golfito, Costa Rica. (ochoverde.com) I am married to Frank Fleming (f_fleming-ochoverde).

Growing up in Miami, FL, my mother, a writer, and avid birder, wrote books about the early Florida naturalists. We all went on frequent trips into the Everglades and remote Florida researching these books and looking for FL tree snails. We always carried Petersons Field Guide with us so I started birding at a very young age.

I have always been inspired by color & texture - but birds go beyond that for their plumage, behavior, and song, herps for their pattern & also texture.

After college, I served with the US Peace Corps as an Art Teacher for two years in Botswana Africa. After hours, I identified many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians nearby in my village. After completing my service I traveled solo throughout Africa, India & Nepal. Recording my sightings in field guides, and journals, I enjoyed painting some of my favorites.

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