All is Gold

There is a time in the mountains when the land begins its final stretch before winter. The days gradually become shorter; the sun still warms your skins but starts to burn a little less brightly. The creeks flow fast and cold, already prepared for the ice and snow that is destined to cover their banks….

Notes from the Field- Burrowing Owl

It has been awhile since I have posted anything about my life working as a Southern California biologist. Mostly this is due to the winter being our slow season. I spend alot of time planning in the winter, getting ready up for the spring when things tend to get a little crazy. Due to the…

Desert Alarm Clock

Sleeping outside in nature is a highly advisable activity. A movable bedroom of nylon walls providing a false sense of shelter from the dark wilds around you. The best part about waking up in a tent is the variety of alarm clocks you can enjoy depending on where you roll out your sleeping bag. Sometimes…

Notes from the field- Western Pond Turtle

I cut my teeth as a wildlife biologist out in the North Maine woods fighting mosquitoes and black flies, often times shivering in the winter cold or sweating in the humidity of the summer. I always seemed to be covered in poison ivy with bruised shins from running around in the maze of dog hair fir…