Who We Are

Navin Sasikumar

Navin is a birder and amateur naturalist who loves iNaturalist and its ability to document and study the biodiversity of urban areas. He loves figuring out how to grow wildlife-friendly gardens in tiny city backyards and balconies.  Professionally, he is a software developer and likes finding ways to combine nature with technology, hence his passion for iNaturalist. He is also chair of the Communications Committee of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. You can contact him at navinsasikumar@gmail.com

Bernard Brown

Bernard (Billy) Brown co-hosts the Philly-based Urban Wildlife Podcast. He also writes urban natural history articles for Grid Magazine and is the Philadelphia coordinator for the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey, a state-backed citizen science effort to catalog Pennsylvania’s reptiles and amphibians.

Robin Irizarry

Robin is an avid birder and all around wildlife enthusiast, with a background in environmental education and ecological landscape design. When he’s not birding or uploading photos of bugs to iNaturalist he’s usually carving spoons and bird figurines out of wood. He also enjoys sketching and digital art and has designed a number of the graphics for Wildlife Observer Network’s podcasts which he hosts as well. @Fiddleheadtoys @turdusirizarry

Tony Croasdale

Samantha Bucciarelli

Sam is a 23 year old student naturalist and tour guide. She organizes events for the Philadelphia Mycology Club and volunteers with the North American Mycoflora Project as part of their media outreach and graphics team.

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