Some of Christian's recent iNat observations:

Christian Schwarz founded Redwood Coast Tours in 2015, and now leads bird and mushroom walks throughout the year. He spends most of his time cataloguing fungal diversity in Santa Cruz County, but is also fascinated by nudibranchs, bewitched by birds, and beguiled by flowers.

Much of his work with fungi goes online at The Mycota of Santa Cruz.

He's especially invested in using citizen science to create a two-way flow of information between amateur naturalists and professional scientists. Likewise, by fostering communities with a shared love of nature, he hopes to see the continued growth of a strong conservation ethic in California.

Christian and Noah Siegel coauthored the comprehensive field guide Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast (Ten Speed Press, 2016)