“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable”
Rainer Marie Rilke – Letters to a young poet.
This is my personal site for displaying my observations of nature in Cambodia. Data for this site are sourced from the observations I have recorded on iNaturalist. I have been recording nature observations since 2007 but still have thousands to add to iNaturalist. The site includes:
- Checklists - organised lists of taxa (useful for comparing similar species)
- Observations - a filterable list of all my observations
- Taxa - a filterable list of the taxa recorded in the observations
- Articles - articles about nature and the TALL stack (i.e. how the site works)
I am Gerard Chartier (a.k.a. Gee). I am an Englishman, who has been living in Cambodia since 2009, and I am a very keen (some might say, “obsessed”) amateur naturalist. I have invested a lot of time and effort in trying to identify (as best I can) the photographs I have taken of flora and fauna. Still a huge amount of work to do.
I have been a software developer since 1990, and have developed this site, and included articles about it, in the hope that it might help others.
This site would not be possible without the help of so many people: those who have helped with nature identifications, and those who provide the free, open-source software that forms the foundations of this site. There are way too many to thank on this home page, so I have a separate page to acknowledge their contributions.