It was a beautiful evening. The sun had begun to set, casting a golden light across a local park on the Florida Panhandle. I was showing my visiting parents around one of my favorite ecoContinue reading
Summer on the Florida Pandhandle means nesting seabirds! Near Erika’s new home in Navarre nest two beautiful species, the Least Tern and Black Skimmer.
With graduation this weekend, I’ve found myself increasingly pushing to see as many Triangle nature preserves as possible before my time in Durham is up.
Erika birds California for the first time, discovering five new life birds during her first day at Berkeley.
A Valentine’s Day adventure to the Outer Banks in search of Snow Geese.
Recently an adventurous spirit has captured my attention. Every day around noon, I log on to the Audubon website and look for the daily update from Noah Strycker, a 28 year old birder who is trying to see 5,000 species of birds in one year. Given that there are around 10,000 species, that means he aims to see half of all bird species in just 365 days. Exhausting? Yes. Crazy? Yes. Impressive? Yes. And he has inspired me to continue my birding and up my game.
Now that fall semester has ended, it is really hitting me that I only have one more semester at the Nicholas School. In addition to finishing my class requirements and Master’s Project, there are still local parks and preserves I want to cross off my proverbial list!