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Nature Journaling

August 18, 2017 - "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein About a year ago I started t...
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"You look like sh*t"

July 21, 2017 - When someone says "You look like sh*t", maybe it's a complement. At least that's what some critters think. What better...
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"I wish I brought the other lens"

April 10, 2017 - As a nature photographer of birds, insects, occasional plants, mammals, and reptiles, it is hard to leave the house in t...
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Farewell 2016, you will not be forgotten. Hello 2017, what now?

December 31, 2016 - In January 2016 I posted, "I made a particular effort to get out frequently this month and participate in an eBird chall...
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She sees sea Gulls by the sea shore

December 14, 2016 - I am finally giving in and working on my gull skills. As with anything new, it seems quite daunting. "Where do I begin?...
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The Missing "Lynx"

October 26, 2016 - The more you closely observe something, the more fascinating it becomes, or at least that's the way it is for me, partic...
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Tejon Ranch Invertebrate Bio"Bliss"

September 19, 2016 - A BioBlitz is when a group of people, including experts, get together to identify as many different biological organisms...
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Happy Holidays

December 23, 2015 - Happy Holidays to all. Thank you for a wonderful year and looking forward to sharing 2016 with you. I need to acknowled...
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Baja Adventure

March 30, 2015 - On Friday afternoon when I attended the second class of my California Naturalist Certification, I never would have guess...
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Brown Widow Experience

September 10, 2014 - A female brown widow earns her reputation. Here she has killed her suitor. She wraps him in silk and attaches him to a c...
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Common Wisdom

October 06, 2013 - Common Wisdom (en español) “Once more I realized to what an extent earthly happiness is made to the measure of man. It...
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Creature Comforts

July 23, 2013 - Author's note: A little literary licence. This is just a little silliness for fun and may not be fully factual. Creatur...
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Nature Helps Heal the Spirit

April 30, 2013 - Nature Helps Heal the Spirit (en español) I went to my local nature center today and found my spirits lifted by shari...
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People, Fish, and Birds - A Tangled Tale

March 13, 2013 - People, Fish, and Birds - A Tangled Tale (en español) I knew that the ponds in the park were stocked with fish, but n...
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The Year of the Snake

February 13, 2013 - The Year of the Snake (en español) The Chinese calendar says it is the year of the snake. I like almost all animals, bu...
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Start the New Year with Good Habitats

January 16, 2013 - Start the New Year with Good Habitats (en español) Happy New Year! I don't make New Year's resolutions because I ne...
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Winter Visitors

November 14, 2012 - Winter Visitors (leer en en español) Winter is approaching. My house is cold and I hate the short days. I suffer so in...
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I See With My Ears

October 18, 2012 - Since I retired, I have been focusing on my health. My doctor told me to lose weight and lower my cholesterol. Taking lo...
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Whale Watching

September 13, 2012 - I went whale watching three times in August and would have gone every day if my schedule allowed it. What better way to...
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