Naturalist, Photographer, Artist
(photos of me in the field)
"My art and photography reflect my passion for exploring nature – starting right outside my own front door."
After retiring from a career in information technology for the financial industry, I have pursued my interests in nature, photography, and art. I have taken classes in entomology, zoology, birding, and botanical illustration. I am a certified naturalist through The Los Angeles Coastal California Master Naturalist Program and am a docent at a local nature center. I participate in environmental education and in citizen science activities including local butterfly surveys, bird counts, and biodiversity hunts and studies. Additionally, I am a member of several photography groups, the El Dorado Audubon Society, and am the secretary of the Lorquin Entomological Society.
I have presented to several local organizations and am available for speaking engagements.
I am a regular contributor on iNaturalist.
About my work: The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Greenly Art Space, Gallery at El Dorado Nature Center, and the Liberty Gallery and Event Space in Long Beach, CA have displayed my work.
My photographs have been published in "Insects of the L.A. Basin" By Charles L. Hogue (Third edition; Revised and edited by James N. Hogue) and in "Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects" by Mary M. Gardiner.
Additionally my photos have been used in print by Joshua Tree National Park and in a paper for the National Congress of Mexico.
About my inspiration: In autumn of 2007, I replaced my front lawn with a Southern California friendly garden. With three kinds of lavender, Santa Barbara daisies, kangaroo paws, sage, a variety of color to bloom in every season, my new garden created a wildlife habitat providing food, water, and shelter to many insects and birds.
I started photographing all these delightful visitors. I was in awe of the diversity that started to appear. Kim's Sight is my view of the world. I hope to share my passion and inspire others to find theirs. I hope you enjoy it!
Contact me for the use of images or speaking engagements.