Long before there were digital cameras in every mobile phone – or for that matter long before there were digital cameras or mobile phones – many bird watchers considered a pencil suitable for drawing and a small sketch pad essential elements of their field kit.
Bringing to a subject that is all-too-often considered “icky” by even some natural history enthusiasts, The Bug Chicks combine their extensive education and experience in the field of entomology with a delightfully humor that puts their audiences at ease with creatures from which they might otherwise recoil and as a result allows them to learn just how fascinating arthropods can be and how important they are to the natural world.
Some Native American traditions teach that it is only through a profound experience in your life that you discover your true name. Not long after taking up bird watching, I discovered mine: Stumbles Through the Forest Frightening the Wildlife. No matter what I did, the minute I stepped out of the car and onto the(…)
I will be perfectly honest; when I first opened the envelope containing the review copy of Tom Gallant’s The Lord God Bird and saw the title of the book, I may have and likely in fact did utter something along the lines of “Oh no, not another Ivory-billed Woodpecker book.” However having now read it(…)