“I’ve been everywhere, man…

...crossed the deserts, bare man. I've breathed the mountain air, man. Travel, I've had my share, man. I've been everywhere." - Johnny Cash Since leaving NW Ohio, my travels have had a different pace and a different focus (or, better said, a lack of focus). The long drive to Magee and the intensity of the... Continue Reading →

More Warbler Wonderland

I just simply could not fit all of the warbler wonderfulness into one single post! In the 9 days I spent in NW Ohio, I observed 27 different species of warblers! I wrote a bit about the wonder of warbler migration in a previous post, but wanted to highlight a few more of my favorite... Continue Reading →

Beak of the Week: Pileated Woodpecker

I have to interrupt our normally scheduled program, on warblers and other migrants, to share this incredible bird encounter from yesterday! I (finally) made my way out of NW Ohio, after days of lingering, and planned a stop at Eagle Creek Park, outside of Indianapolis. I was so impressed by this park and its 3900... Continue Reading →

Warbler Wonderland

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" - Mark TwainSpring has always been an exciting time for this nature-loving girl.... Continue Reading →

From the Mountains, to the Prairies

I am currently in northwestern Ohio reveling in my first warbler migration and Magee Marsh experience. But, before I share those stories and photos, I want to briefly fill in the gap of how I arrived in Ohio from the Southern California deserts. Actually, Ohio was the furthest thing from my mind as I drove... Continue Reading →

Desert Days

I loved every moment of our Arizona adventures, but as we headed home my thoughts began to refocus on some other spectacular mountains - the Sierra Nevada. I was jonesing to head north, but needed to spend a few more days in the desert. Don't get me wrong, I love the desert and in Southern... Continue Reading →

Islands in the Sky

Southeastern Arizona is an ecological dreamland. I don't know how I've managed to live in North America for 39 years without visiting this incredible region that is at the intersection of Mexico's Sierra Madre, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts. In this region, the Santa Rita Mountains, the Huachucas, and the Chiricahuas,... Continue Reading →

Mountain of the Dragons

I am really hoping to use this blog in more of a "real-time" manner, but I already have so many adventures to catch up on! I think have been procrastinating with my final batch of South Africa photos because, on some level, I just don't want it to end. The process of sorting through photos,... Continue Reading →

Beak of the Week: Bearded Vulture

I was soooo close to finishing and publishing my last South Africa post, recounting our final, and most exciting, adventure of the trip....our drive up the Sani Pass to Lesotho. In writing this post, it quickly became abundantly clear that the Bearded Vulture deserves its very own post. So, here it is....my second "Beak of... Continue Reading →

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