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
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
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!
There's a side to the quiet Town of Chapel Hill most folks don't know about....and it's a wild one. Do you have to go 'into the wild' to see wildlife? No! Even urban areas can have a surprising diversity of wildlife. Case in point: Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a university town of around 60,000… Continue reading Wild Chapel Hill
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
“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
How do you turn a profit off a cemetery? That is the question now facing a financially troubled international firm owning what were once community-run cemeteries across the country. The answer has far reaching implications for grieving families seeking comfort in the new 'death care industry' where there are few regulations. StoneMor Partners L.P., a… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Historic cemeteries became Wall Street traded commodities, now financial trouble looms
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