Hey REI Commuinty,
I’m from the coast of NC and grew up keeping myself occupied as an only child... many of those days were spent outside. Now that I live inland, I’ve discovered I enjoy the outdoors even more as an adult. I’ve been an outside runner for 25 years, I love hiking and camping, and nature photography. My favorite piece of gear (just one?!?) would be my white adidas hat I always wear when it’s time for an adventure. Nice to meet y’all! 😄
@kanga311 Hello and welcome! I also enjoy nature photography. I have recently become a citizen scientist with the Los Angeles Natural history Museum and send some of my photos to them.
Hello @HikingMema, that sounds very cool! How does one become a citizen scientist? I could geek out with that 😄
Most of the citizen science (also known as community science) I do is through the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. I am a member and I get emails with their projects listed. You can also google citizen scientist and you can find projects with the Audubon Society, NASA, National Geographic... Recently I helped to count the Painted Lady Butterflies migrating through our area. If you have a natural history museum or science museum, check out their website.
Welcome to the Community @kanga311 ! Thanks for introducing yourself! I was just reminiscing today about my time spent in NC two years ago.
My mother is originally from Asheville and we did a road trip there. What a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors!!
Hi @REI-AlyS! Come on back to visit any time! Asheville has the best restaurants... once they reopen 😅