Category Archive: wildlife

Whale Watching Off Brier Island, Nova Scotia

Somewhere on my drive down Digby Neck I decided to go whale watching. I actually don’t know when I decided this, especially since doing an activity like this is fairly unusual for me,… Continue reading

A Magical Hike in Great Wass Island Preserve

As I mentioned in my previous post, the hike through the Great Wass Island Preserve was recommended to me by Arnold, owner of Crossroads Farm. And again, it was one of the best… Continue reading

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

[Want to know why there isn’t any narrative with these photos? Please see this post]

Trolley Trail, Branford

My arrival to the Connecticut/Rhode Island area coincided with a drastic reduction in the days my friend Alex was working so we ended up getting to spend more time together than originally thought.… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 12: Bluebell Island BioBlitz

Another project I am involved with as part of my WWOOFing internship is biodiversity surveying, also known as BioBlitzing. Most easily defined as species inventorying over a short period of time, BioBlitzes typically… Continue reading

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Part 2: Guadalupe Peak

The next morning I set off bright and early to climb 3,000 feet to Guadalupe Peak, the tallest peak in Texas at 8,751 feet. I was just starting my ascent up the switchbacks… Continue reading

The Florida Keys, Part 3: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park on Key West was my favorite place that I visited in the Keys. Away from the crowds and traffic, the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor is an oasis… Continue reading

Redwoods National and State Parks, Part 1: An Introduction

Once I reached the coast I continued making my way north along Highway 101, which alternately runs along the Pacific cliffs, past low-lying wetlands, and through the forested hills. Just driving along the… Continue reading


Driving north again on Route 1 on a cloudy day, I passed the Moss Landing State Wildlife Area, a marshy refuge for a plethora of birds… and OTTERS!!! From afar I watched these… Continue reading

Olympic National Park, Part 2: Mountains, Forest, and Wildlife

As stunning as the beaches and lakes were, Olympic did not disappoint with its glaciated mountains and dense temperate rainforest. The 17 mile drive from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Hurricane… Continue reading