The Water Ouzel

The Water Ouzel

John Muir’s description of The Water-Ouzel One might think that California’s most treasured naturalist; John Muir, who was instrumental in founding the Sierra Club and inspiring the establishment of the National Park Service, would count as his favorite...

A Black-headed Grosbeak Nest

The Black-headed Grosbeak is a handsome bird with a lovely melodious song that I never tire of listening to. In spring these birds return from their wintering grounds in Central America to nest in the western half of North America. Their strong bill helps them to...

Mystery Mollusc

A Mystery Solved on Sanibel Island When I’m out in nature, it’s as if I’m still a wide-eyed child, noticing everything around me and watching for new and interesting stuff to discover.  We  were recently on Sanibel Island in Florida and I found the...

A Plethora of Frogs

I shot this video at sunset while exploring a lake in central Oregon in the early spring. We were gleefully surprised by a wonderful natural phenomenon I have never witnessed before. Check it out on this short 2-minute...

An Industrious Woodpecker

A Black-backed Woodpecker hard at work Summer is upon us and that means that the birds are hard at work seeking mates and creating safe havens to raise their young. This video shows an industrious male Black-backed Woodpecker hard at work excavating a nest cavity in a...
An Alligator Tale

An Alligator Tale

Amazing Courtship Behavior of the American Alligator The alligator is a rare success story of a species that was saved from extinction and is now thriving thanks to habitat conservation, legal protection, and efforts to reduce the demand for alligator products....