Every child is born a naturalist. If you parent a young child, you will notice how at an early age they hold objects up to you for you to name and identify – even before they can speak in sentences. Object recognition and naming is a need that arises from deep in our genome. For millions of years, when we lived on the land daily, we confronted species that could feed us or poison us, clothe us or consume us. Those evolutionary forces were a big part of selecting the human brain to be capable of pattern recognition with massive memory storage that is informed by our excellent color vision, sense of smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Being a good naturalist was an essential part of becoming human.