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@fluffyinca I see you’re paired with me :)

New to IDing and iNat in general. So, I’m open to being steered towards areas where you think you could best tech me things. Feel free to PM me here or on iNat itself.

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Who is the person in Texas? What are they looking to learn? I’m in Texas.

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OK, here is an overview containing all the data I could gather:

mentor mentee
egordon88 iosialectus
cadecampbell swampass
kevinfaccenda pirarucu
robotpie abhijatshakya
machi tz_nh
thomaseverest trh_blue
clifton_albrecht fluffyinca
sbushes philinnsw
zdanko mtroutman1
maxbird1 felix-insects
felix-insects maxbird1
lappelbaum beetle_mch
mamestraconfigurata odonut
tz_nh luluincorsica
melodi_96 elschongar
beetle_mch driftlessroots
kevinfaccenda caja-manga
fluffyinca ionam
annkatrinrose hmcook
arboretum_amy kelptaylor

We could need one more mentor for unknowns to replace dianastuder, who wants out. Any takers?

I’ll create URLs now and will send them to the mentors later today after consulting with Blue.

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I am here :) abhijatshakya

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I follow up on a lot of unknown to plantae with IDs for my area (Southern Appalachians, US), so if that seems close enough I’d be happy to help out. I’m a newbie to this sort of mentor/mentee activity though but would be interesting to see how this works.

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Thanks, I’ll edit the list above and insert your name there. And I think most here are newbies with respect to (at least this sort of) mentoring.

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Sorry that it has taken me so long to respond. Working on lichens in Europe with @jurga_li would be great. I am from the west Texas.

Thank you.

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Okay, so I am interested in land plants , particularly USA west coast. But, I did not register. If it’s feasible, I would like to learn more about IDing those land plants. If it’s not feasible, that’s okay and fine, too.

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there will be a second round! anyone who didn’t get a chance to be matched the first time will be prioritized in the next round. plus it will hopefully be set up a little better.

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I am trying to learn more about lichens and I am also interested in learning more about IDing micro-organisms. Many of my recent postings have been to the project “Microscopic Microbes”, https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/microscopic-microbes.

Thank you for your interest.

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Thanks - I think we achieved an understanding :-)

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I’d sure be happy to have someone around who can ID snails.

Hmm, I think I may have misunderstood how this works. Are you saying that these mentorships are more about learning how to identify (in principle), rather than about learning specific species? Like, say butterflies: is it about learning what features to look for so that one can identify butterflies in whatever place they end up, or is it about learning the butterflies of a specific place?

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I’m a little fuzzy on how this is supposed to work. It says further up in the thread that we will receive a personalized link to follow up on IDs, or maybe I misunderstood. I don’t seem to have gotten anything yet. Do we just get in touch with each other and talk?

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The person I’m mentoring is in California and I’m in east Texas (western-most part of southeastern coastal plains and piney woods) so our plant communities are very different. I’m covering how to identify characteristics of some of the larger plant families and the subfamilies and tribes within them.

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That’s up to the mentor and mentee. I was trying to address the issue of a mentor who knows about a particular region teaching a mentee who is in another place, or wanted to learn about another place.

Oh no! I forgot to add you to the DM! I’ll add you right now.

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