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Notes from the Wildside · 3W ago

Cooperative Feeding Nets Success for Humpback Whales

  The cold, dark waters of Southeast Alaska are mysterious and magical. While motoring through the massive fjords and smaller channels, one might think that these waters were barren and empt...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

People Make the Difference…

  As you all know, I am not long home from an amazing trip to Alaska. The things that I saw and experienced there will never be forgotten. They are, like so many other things, massive buildi...
Notes from the Wildside · 3M ago

The Marvelous Marbled Godwit: A Labor Day Adventure

    WAKE UP! I nearly flew off of my couch, startled by the loud pinging from the alarm on my phone. It was 3:30 in the morning, and though groggy, I was excited for the day that lay ahead. ...
Notes from the Wildside · 3M ago

Stopping Time: The Story of a Parula and a Cherry Tree

  “Experiences are much more valuable than things. Things break. We get tired of playing with them. Experiences though, are a part of us forever. Long after returning home from an adventure,...
Notes from the Wildside · 4M ago

My Morning Routine: Turning A Simple Concept Toward Positive Action

  It is no secret to anyone that knows me, that I do a lot of talking. I would be willing to bet that first sentence will garner a chuckle from many of you, simply because of how honest a st...
Notes from the Wildside · 4M ago

Big Picture Thinking: Our Stories

  Hello everyone! I’m so grateful for another week, and another chance to write for you all! I’ve been mulling over memories all week, and reliving some of the best, formative experiences of...
Notes from the Wildside · 4M ago

FORETHOUGHT: A MOMENT TODAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

  As our lives collectively get busier and busier, in world full of white noise and distraction, forethought on a large scale seems almost impossible for many people. With everything that re...
Notes from the Wildside · 5M ago

WILD YOUTH: REFLECTIONS ON MY EARLY YEARS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTING YOUTH TO NATURE

  As I sit at my desk this morning reading the latest news in wildlife and conservation, my mind is swirling, twisting, and turning as strongly as the incredible storm that is passing throug...
Notes from the Wildside · 5M ago

MAKING AN IMPACT: HOW CAN WE SAVE BIRDS?

  It’s Monday morning. You’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming about the previous weekends adventures. Relishing the thought of the birds you saw and the places you visited. Perhaps a smile...
Notes from the Wildside · 5M ago

THOUGHTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND FATHER’S DAY BIRDING!

  Those that know me, know that my Father and I are a bit of a duo. We travel the country together on all kinds of adventures. We’ve seen Great Gray Owls in the bogs of northern Minnesota, m...