One World, Two Feet – Discovering Moores Creek Battlefild

First posted by the Duke Nicholas School. In the midst of patchwork agricultural fields, grown tall with corn, my husband and I discovered Moores Creek National Battlefield. I use the word ‘discover’ loosely, as the battlefield is clearly marked on the rural North Carolina road. But we were in the middle of a long driving…

One World, Two Feet – Bird Banding in North Carolina

Bird banding is one of the most important methods scientists use to keep tabs on bird populations. The birds fly into delicate mist nets, are carefully disentangled by trained researchers and volunteers, then weighed, banded, and released. If and when the birds are re-captured, their bands tell us how old they are, when and where…

One World, Two Feet – Springs of the Suwannee River

The Suwannee River is known for the many springs, both large and small, that flow into its waters. One of my favorite things to do is boat up and down the banks, searching for both the named and unnamed springs. Pictured here is one such small one. See other One World, Two Feet posts here!

One World, Two Feet – Lizards

I am a huge fan of suburban parks. Though they are usually small, they provide great opportunities for people to enjoy green space, while providing bits of habitat to native creatures. Sound Park in Fort Walton Beach, FL only covers a few acres, but it borders the intracoastal waterway and an important living shorelines project….

One World, Two Feet – Long Term Ecological Research Sites

First published by the Duke Nicholas School. Many of my childhood memories are centered around the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My mom has worked there for as long as I can remember, and during their summer meetings I would often tag…

One World, Two Feet – A Stormy Day on Okaloosa Island

Storms often create amazing conditions for beach photography. On Okaloosa Island, the spray from the waves settled into a dense fog along the sand. I loved how the lone walker’s silhouette added some perspective to the height of the waves and the dunes. See more of my photos and stories at oneworldtwofeet.com!

One World, Two Feet – Anhingas in the Everglades

On the way to the Keys in 2014, my friends and I spent a morning on the Anhinga Trail on the Florida Everglades. Though we saw many species of birds – in addition to dozens of alligators – the Anhingas stand out most in my mind. Their ebony forms shimmered in the early light, and…

One World, Two Feet – Hiking Eglin

April 25, 2016. One World, Two Feet – Hiking Eglin Before I moved to Florida, I never considered military bases as ecotourism hot spots. I imaged giant industrial complexes, chock-full of planes, tanks, and other heavy equipment. While that is true of some areas on Eglin Air Force Base, thousands and thousands of acres are…