10000 Birds – Birding at a Historic Sporting Estate

I didn’t expect to see any birds. It was over 90 degrees F on a Georgia afternoon, the humidity adding an extra dose of discomfort. In a rare afternoon to myself, I had driven across the Florida/Georgia border to pick up a few things in a nearby town (curbside + social distancing), and discovered a…

LTER Road Trip: Science and Education on the Water

Every month, Field Technician Tim Montgomery loads his equipment onto a center console motorboat and heads off into the marshes surrounding Sapelo Island, Georgia. Over the course of several hours, he stops at multiple sites to check on the Georgia Coastal Ecosystem LTER network of data loggers continually collecting water quality parameters as they gently…

LTER Road Trip: The Georgia Coastal Ecosystem Schoolyard Program

A summer’s night had fallen on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Despite the coastal breeze, the air remained humid and sticky, the buzz of insects singing an evening chorus. The island was more crowded than normal. In addition to the usual researchers, graduate students, and interns, a group of K-12 teachers had gathered for a week-long immersion…

10000 Birds – First Barn Swallow Babies of the Summer

When I was a kid, I used to spend all summer on Kennebago Lake in Maine. My siblings and I would swim, hike, read, and look for leeches, reveling in the long days of June, July, and August. One of our favorite activities has always been kayaking, and I have vivid memories of looking for…

January 25, 2015 I spent the weekend in coastal Georgia, performing field work in a mixed timber and natural stand forest. The two of us performing the work had the whole 1000+ acre forest to ourselves, following the roads and trails around the property. Unsurprisingly, the roads were the easiest to follow. Lined with pines…

ZambelloPhotography provides beautiful nature and travel photos for an affordable price, perfect for digital publications, blogs, or eNewsletters. Click on the categories above or peruse the blog below to find the perfect photos for your needs. November 11, 2014 I spent the weekend in coastal Georgia, doing field work at a local forest. Part natural…