A Peek at 2016

2016 is to be a year of progressions. Progressions in science, in adventuring, in my writing. In addition to (finally) turning this blog into what I’ve always wanted it to be I have a host of other resolutions. Here’s a peek… Get into grad school. Applications are in and fingers are crossed, evolutionary ornithology here…

Earth Day PSA – “Look Up”

Sitting on a bench outside of class today, I watched as one of the campus’ resident red-shouldered hawks flew onto a streetlight that stretched over a busy sidewalk. It was easily the closest I had ever been to a wild hawk, and the little, wrinkled, khaki-clad grandma that is my inner ornithologist was jumping for joy. As I looked…

Blue Jay Tug-of-War

Curious and mischievous, the young blue jays at the wildlife hospital I once volunteered for easily won their way into my heart with their playful antics. Feeding them was always the highlight of my day; eager to get at their lunch of meal worms and blueberries, they wouldn’t hesitate to perch on my arms or shoulders if…

A Brief Intro

I am outdoors every chance I get. Snorkeling, studying it doesn’t matter. Until buildings learn to let in sunlight and the occasional breeze, my time within their walls will be temporary. Day to day, my free time is spent kayaking, snorkeling, or just sitting outside, soaking in the sunshine and bird song. If I’m indoors,…