Links and Publications

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!

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.

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory is located in northern Ohio and hosts the Biggest Week in American Birding in May every year. This is a great organization that does so much to support birds, ecology, and diversity in birding.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Listen to the songs of over 600 North American birds!