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Sara Simpkins, Contributor
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Sara Simpkins
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Saskatoon, SK Canada

I am a 33 year old amateur photographer with an interest in entomology and nature. My sister and I recently joined the Saskatoon Nature Society and are regularly going to various nature sites around Saskatoon to photograph birds, bugs and plants with various citizen science projects.

The majority of the photos I post are taken by me on a Canon point and shoot digital camera.
I occasionally post photos taken with a mobile phone or another family member's camera but make sure to note and credit their photos when not my own. I also occasionally post ID requests on behalf of friends or family if they get a photograph of interest.

Please feel free to frass any images that have no value to the guide and thank you to everyone for the help identifying and correcting pictures that I do submit! I am not particularly accurate at identification though I do try to use a few field guides and booklets that I have received from friends, family and second hand bookstores.

Recently I have created a iNaturalist account and often post the same images I am uploading here in hopes to contribute to date in my local community.
Sara Simpkins