I was waiting for a few people to join the list before I posted my
introduction. A handful have joined in the last hour, so I guess I will kick
I am Joshua Hodge from Hattiesburg. I have been a birder and member of the Pine
Woods Audubon Society since 2006. I graduated from USM where I was originally a
biology major thinking about getting into small carnivore research and
conservation before switching majors to paralegal. Even after changing majors,
I spent more hours browsing nature and zoology journals at the library than
working on my courses. :)
My main interests are carnivores and ungulates. I have a dream of being able to
see every species of ungulate in the world before I die. I didn’t think there
were other people interested in mammals or keeping life lists until I found
mammalwatching.com a couple years ago.
Most of my mammal encounters so far are just serendipitous sightings while
birding, but I plan to learn more about techniques for targeting mammals and
try a state “big year” in 2022.
What are your mammal interests, and/or what do you want to see on this list?