Florida State Parks – St. George Island

St. George Island State Park sits at the edge of Apalachicola Bay, a barrier island separating the brackish water of the estuary from the salty Gulf of Mexico. As I drove through the entrance gates, life seemed to erupt everywhere I looked. Beginning on the Gulf of Mexico beach, I followed dozens of shorebirds as…

Duke Nicholas School – Dreaming of a White (but Sandy) Christmas

Growing up in Maine, I often experienced the classic, snow globe-esque Christmas seen in movies and television shows. After opening presents, my siblings and I would pull on our snow pants and coats and head out into a world of white, building the always-popular snowman or taking an ice-skating spin around a local pond. Since…

Nat Geo – In Conclusion

It has been a few months since I returned from my last expedition to the Maine North Woods. Since then, President Obama has announced the creation of the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, encompassing more than 87,000 acres adjacent to Baxter State Park. This impressive conservation area adds habitat protection and connectivity for…