10000 Birds – The Pacific Wren

The air was cooler in the Redwood Grove than the surrounding, sunlit areas of the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The light that did make it through the thick branches of the trees reached the ground in patches, making patterns on the thin, winding trails. Read the rest on 10000birds.com!

Florida State Parks – Fort Zachary Taylor

My friend Matt tied on a special fly to the end of his fishing line, one of his own design that he has since named the “pompinator” (less colorfully known as a #4 tan/olive clouser minnow). We had arrived with our buddies on a sunny Key West afternoon, chasing after the island’s best fly-fishing, swimming,…

Duke Nicholas School – The Importance of Long-Term Research

As February transitioned into March, I was far from home. Leaving the long leaf pines and palm trees behind in Florida, I flew to Phoenix for a road trip up the West Coast. From Phoenix to San Diego to Santa Barbara to Monterey Bay to San Francisco, I visited five long-term ecological research studies to…