Alan Bedggood

Joined: Jun 12, 2019 Last Active: Jul 25, 2024 iNaturalist Australia

Since retiring in 2015, I have become a grass twitcher, collecting plant voucher specimens of Australian grasses. I am not so keen on bamboos, sugar, or cereal crop species (maize, wheat, barley, commercial rice, etc). Pasture grass species that have become weeds are included in my collection.
I currently have 650 specimens in my private herbarium (Nov 2023).
I obtain state plant collection permits and contribute to state herbariums with suitable specimens to extend knowledge about species distribution.

I enjoy naming grasses where I can on iNat as it increases and reinforces my knowledge and allows me to see what is flowering each month and where.
When I log in, I filter the observations to Australia, Grasses and unconfirmed. Thus, I only see those observations that someone has at least called a grass (or any genus of grass) and requires naming or name confirmation.

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