This is a simple field guide that describes the wildlife where I live near the Grampians/Gariwerd. This was the first app I built using React. It utlises the iNaturalist API and user submitted records, but the user interface is much simpler and responsive than iNaturalist. My hope is to use this framework to build similar field guides for other groups who may be encouraged to submit more records to iNaturalist to better populate their own local field guide.
One of my first projects was making a personal website from scratch using as few external libraries as possible. This website uses Next.js for static and server side rendering of react components. I also implemented mdx for writing fancy blogposts with interactive elements. I wrote a blog post about it.
Many landscapes no longer exist as they once did. Older works of art are some of the best records to help us understand how we have changed our natural world. The Library of Nature has been created to inspire wonder in nature and to highlight the dramatic and rapid changes that have occurred in our world.