Saying Goodbye

I’m saying goodbye to this land that I’ve loved and nurtured, and that has nurtured me back. We arrived in June 2009 to a sterile, weedy landscape. Morning glory vines had overrun all of the landscape beds, their long tendril roots anchored firmly through the … Continue readingSaying Goodbye

Birding from Bed

The Original Glamping Going camping, but with glamour.  It’s like regular camping, but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. I’ve been spending one week every summer in my grandparent’s old summer cabin on a quiet lake in the Northwoods of Wisconsin … Continue readingBirding from Bed

Hunting Herons at Point Reyes National Seashore

Gophers are everywhere in this part of Northern California.  The landscape is literally pockmarked with their holes.  Their vision is poor, living mostly underground, finding food by smell and navigating with their exquisitely sensitive whiskers.  They eat primarily grasses, shoots and roots sometimes pulling a … Continue readingHunting Herons at Point Reyes National Seashore