My blog. Read about my adventures as I travel around the country studying and photographing wildlife and doing art fairs. From Alaska to Florida, I've had the pleasure of visiting a lot of places, and I enjoy sharing it all with you. Full of lots of great photography!

Lori Taylor is my partner in business, and often times my partner in doing silly things outdoors. These things, and many others, end up in her hilarious, illustrated books for kids of all ages (but primarily up to age 12). Full of science, history, legend, and nature, Lori's books help kids learn about the outdoors while being thoroughly entertaining. Also, she is available for hire (library and school programs as well as for illustration work).

 The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

The Stewardship Network connects, equips and mobilizes people and organizations to care for land and water in their communities.

Michigan Audubon is involved in conservation, education and research, all of which play a critical role in protecting Michigan's native plants and animals.

Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

With more than a million members and supporters beside us, we are the voice of America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. We celebrate the parks—and work tirelessly to defend them—whether on the ground, in the courtroom, or on Capitol Hill.

I just joined with the ABA--and if you're a bird lover, you should to! The ABA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. The are the only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders. They also contribute to bird and bird habitat conservation through varied programs.

A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.

With over 350 state-run campgrounds, (plus more in the National Parks and Forests), 105 State Parks and Recreation areas, thousands of miles of trails, 11,000 lakes, and the longest freshwater shoreline in the U.S., Michigan is an outdoor enthusiast's dream.

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

Want to get out and explore but lack the knowledge, gear, or experience? Start with this great resource. Gear reviews, trips, trail information, skills--all are covered in Backpacker Magazine.

This helpful article was brought to my attention by a lovely young lady named Nicole, from way out in Portland, Oregon! She's new to birding and found lots of helpful tips here. I've looked it over and I agree--from how to pick binoculars to the American Birding Association's Birding Ethics Guidelines, there's a lot of great information here.

Listen to the songs of over 600 North American birds!

Resources for birders of all ages and experience, this site has information on everything from birding basics to ornithology, conservation and more.