Links and Publications
Take a journey with me to Michigan's Porcupine Mountains, where I spent 18 glorious days exploring and birding this 60,000 acre wilderness state park in 2019. The article was written largely from tapping my journal entries, and includes my photography and art. The editors did a fantastic job with the layout and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. This article was published in the American Birding Association's December 2021 edition of Birding magazine.
Get your copy of the Porcupine Mountains birding guide that I created for my art residency in 2019 with this link to the Friends of the Porkies website. Only $6.50, it's full of information about the park, selected hikes, and a birding checklist, along with four illustrations I created for the pamphlet.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.