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

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

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

Nature, North Carolina

A dose of nature

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.”… Continue reading A dose of nature

Health, Nature

How one bird improves public health

We love penguins.  We make blockbuster movies about them--Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, Madagascar Penguins, Mr Popper's Penguins.  And the penguin related merchandise...wow.   But vultures?    Not so much. When a vulture makes an appearance in a movie, they add a sense of foreboding...something bad's looming about. Grant it, vultures might not have the… Continue reading How one bird improves public health

Action, Change, Nature, North Carolina

Carolina Trashed

The modern marker of disenfranchisement has become...littering by nature lovers? I take wildlife photos, so I do quite a bit of hiking around local rivers and lakes.  I've always packed a trash bag in my photo bag to wrap gear in case of rain.  At some point, I found myself starting to use the bag… Continue reading Carolina Trashed