JUST FOR FUN

Tidbits only some folks know about me

My love of wildlife borders on the insane, like:

  • My friends tease me about the time I was a poor but compassionate college student and bought a live lobster from Safeway with my food stamps and let it go in the ocean!
  • I once kept a black widow spider as a pet (until her egg case hatched!)
  • I performed surgery on a bumblebee to free it from a spider’s web.
  • I ran out in the middle of rush hour traffic to save a dog.
  • I rescued an injured mouse from a roadside.
  • I’ve spent more money at the vet’s office than I ever have on my own health.
  • I love collecting owl pellets and dissecting out the rodent skeletons contained within.

Other silly facts:

  • I used to compete in underwater hockey – yes, it’s a real sport and I even played at the national level.
  • I love designing my own Halloween costumes and have even won a few costume contests!
  • I prefer skinny dipping in a pristine river over swimming in an infinity pool in Cabo.
  • I rode a Harley Davidson motorcycle 25,000 miles (no, not all at once!)

Adventures Afield and Abroad

World Travel

I am blessed to travel frequently with my partner, Stephen Shunk, of Paradise Birding, working as a naturalisOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAt and co-leader of bird watching tours, where we seek out such exotic species as Whooping Cranes in Texas, King Eiders in Alaska, Toucans in Honduras and Flamingos in the Mediterranean.

 

Visit my bird watching travel blogs

Honduras Birding Blog

Mexico Birding Blog

Sicily Birding Blog

Alaska Birding Blog

Oregon Coast Birding Blog

Texas Hill Country Birding Blog

Southeast Arizona Birding Blog

Get your shot of nature today!

You might enjoy watching my videos or checking out my blog for entertaining and inspiring nature stories.

Red Warbler in fused glass

Red Warbler – My first project in fused glass

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