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Nature, North Carolina

Wild Backyard: Enjoying wildlife close to home in the age of Covid-19

Now that we're all spending more time at home and many parks are closed,  you may think 'there goes my chance to see wildlife'.  Wrong!  There is an abundance of wildlife to be found, even in the most urban of environments. I am a wildlife photographer living within the city limits of Chapel Hill, North… Continue reading Wild Backyard: Enjoying wildlife close to home in the age of Covid-19

North Carolina, Uncategorized, wildlife

Ban deer hunting in Chapel Hill

--->>>  Sign the petition When you go for a walk around Chapel Hill, do you wear blaze orange for safety? You may wish to consider it. Hunting—both legal and illegal—is occurring in unexpected places in town and reflects a need for the town to revise the Deer Management Program. One neighborhood’s experience I live in… Continue reading Ban deer hunting in Chapel Hill

Health, Health policy, Role of information

Why are medical care guidelines kept behind journal paywalls?

Think you and your doctor can access the latest expert knowledge about your medical condition?  Think again. Imagine you have cancer and receive chemotherapy. You develop a complication--a life-threatening blood clot, the second leading cause of death in cancer patients after the cancer itself. You’re frightened. What should your doctor do to save your life?… Continue reading Why are medical care guidelines kept behind journal paywalls?

Nature, North Carolina, photography, wildlife

Earth Day 2019: where my local wildlife lives

A photo essay featuring North Carolina wildlife alongside their polluted habitats, in the hope it will inspire positive change. Bolin Creek at Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC   Jordan Lake, Apex, NC Haw River at Bynum, NC Little Creek at Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC Bolin Creek at Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC   Bolin Creek… Continue reading Earth Day 2019: where my local wildlife lives

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Chapel Hill Groundhogs—yes really!

Groundhog Day--that oddest of holidays in which we look to a rodent to predict the duration of winter.  On February 2, if a groundhog sees its shadow, gets spooked and runs back in the burrow, it will be six more weeks of winter.  Cloudy day and no shadow?  Hey, it's an early spring. Punxsutawney Phil may… Continue reading Chapel Hill Groundhogs—yes really!

photography

Exclusive: NatGeo’s Yellowstone Live presents years old documentary footage as live

National Geographic Channel presents footage published 3 years ago as being from animals they filmed this week during the broadcast, Yellowstone Live.   As a wildlife photographer, I abide by a few simple rules: 1) Respect the wildlife. 2) Get the shot honestly and ethically. 3) Present an image in the post-edit as close to how… Continue reading Exclusive: NatGeo’s Yellowstone Live presents years old documentary footage as live

Nature, North Carolina

North Carolina bald eagles: a comeback success story

I recently went to the Haw River near Bynum, North Carolina to try out a new lens and unexpectedly encountered two bald eagles. Unexpected because not a single pair of bald eagles were nesting in North Carolina in 1983 when State biologists first released juveniles into the wild as part of a recovery effort. Now… Continue reading North Carolina bald eagles: a comeback success story