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Introducing myself[edit]

Hi I'm Ambrosia10 also known as Siobhan Leachman. I live in Wellington, New Zealand.

Projects and edit-a-thons[edit]

Currently working on (January 2019)[edit]

I'm currently taking part in the #1Lib1Ref campaign as well as researching, creating articles, adding Wikidata items and curating images in Wikicommons for the Biodiversity Heritage Library #WomaninNatHist campaign.

I'm also going through endemic moths of New Zealand creating or expanding articles as I go. This will be a work in progress for a while as there are approximately 1800 endemic moths in NZ. I've also been working on this project Wikipedia:GLAM/Illustrators of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. I'm uploading appropriately licensed images from various sources such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum and Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research Ltd to improve New Zealand species articles.

NZ Threat Classification List[edit]

I am gradually working through the New Zealand Department of Conservation Threat classification lists updating and creating articles on those New Zealand plants, animals and fungi who are listed as threatened, at risk or data deficient. I'm using these documents as a basis for this work. At some point I would also like to revamp the Wikipedia article outlining the New Zealand Threat Classification system as it appears significantly out of date. I've been reaching out to New Zealand GLAMs and other organisations to obtain photos of endangered or at risk fauna and flora.

Completed NZ Threat Classification work[edit]

  • All moths in this list now have an expanded or new article.


I'm also attempting to create or add to any articles on notable scientists, collectors or illustrators I've come across in my volunteer work with the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Also using this resource for NZ botanists

List of some of the Articles I've helped create.[edit]

Some of these articles are stubs created in anticipation of and to assist with various Wikipedia workshops, others have been created while working on NZ moth threat classification status. This is by no means a complete list as I got tired of adding articles to it!

DYK article 17 December 2015

Sandbox list for drafts[edit]


To do list including Possible Articles/Expansion Needed Articles etc[edit]

New Zealand Science Editathon List of articles that need creation or improvement[edit]

Potential articles via BHL related work[edit]

New Zealand Species Work[edit]

  • Critter of the Week work
  • See this article on a B class genus as example to work from.
  • Crosby codes ie New Zealand Area Codes for recording specimen localities definitely needs creation!

A list of ongoing work needed :-

Great markup for insect body part terms See apex

See Category:NZTSC Category diagrams for update work for NZ threat classification stuff.

Links and reminders to self[edit]

  • To create more sandbox's see Help:Sandbox tutorial
  • Licensing markup for images out of copyright in NZ is PD-New Zealand without :
  • Best practice for attribution for CC licensed works here
  • Use this markup for empty sections Empty section markup without the :
  • For open access journals/article links (esp BHL) use curly bracket x2 open access
  • Hashtag tool
  • Species synonym list template here
  • Etymology
  • See this for external image where no image exists in Wikicommons. Nice way of dealing with issue.
  • See Huia as example of "how to" for range map.
  • See Victor Adam to note text incorporated from public domain publications. eg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: New Zealand moths and butterflies (Macro-lepidoptera), by George Vernon Hudson (1898) See also Mount Peel for CC BY attribution quotes.
  • See this for redirect for synonym of species
  • See this article for genus/species stuff
  • See this markup for redirect to correct species name (use without colon) R from alternative scientific name
  • See this as a great resource for beginner editors.
  • See plant host species link here
  • Grant metrics - For Wikipedia editathons REALLY helpful.
  • Wikishootme.

Things to explore or learn more about[edit]