2022-09-25 Rollin’ on the River

My friend Luciano told me how much fun it was to explore the Rio Grande aboard our friends Matt and Marianna’s boat. So when I ran into them at the SPI Birding and Nature Center a few days into my two-and-a-half week tenure on the island, and they extended an invitation, I knew I would … Read more

2022-05-08&09 Teton Bear Hunting

Saturday, my friend Joe Ford and I scouted the region north of camp around Moran, Moose, and Coulter Bay. These locations are part of Grand Teton National Park. Always on the lookout for wildlife, Grizzly Bears top the list of desirability for many of the visitors to the region. In particular, bear enthusiasts follow a … Read more

2022-04-22 Friday At Lake Wallowa

It was a long drive Thursday to reach the north face of the Wallowa Mountains from Richland Washington. It rained much of the night in Joseph Oregon, where I slept in the RV, and by morning the mercury fell to 27°F. The combination added up to an ice-scraping session before I could navigate. The cafe … Read more

2022-04-21 Thursday In East Washington

With my route planned through eastern Washington to Oregon, I hit the road about mid-morning on Wednesday. The weather was cool, but not frozen, and the passes were open with no chains required. I stopped several times to combat road-weary eyes and stretch my legs. After 188 miles, I found a rest area and stopped … Read more

2022-03-26 Pistol River to Port Orford

After two nights, I broke camp this morning at the Pistol River Mouth and spent a few minutes at Cape Sebastian. With all my travel-yarns woven and posted, it was time to begin the process of image captures and story-telling once more. The view from Cape Sebatian is spectacular. To the south lies the Pistol … Read more

2021-04-08 SPI Birding & Nature Center

I’ve made it no secret. My mission is to experience as much of the vernal migration through south Texas as I can. South Padre Island is the best place I know to meet these birds. It lies at the crossroads of their trip from Mexico, Central and South America, before they scatter with the winds … Read more

2021-01-28 Sabal Palms, Ten Days Hence

It was a foggy morning ten days ago when I visited Sabal Palm Sanctuary for the first time. It added an air of mystery to my introduction to this amazing location. Tucked into the serpentine curves of the Rio Grande at the southernmost boundary of Texas with Mexico, it is so far south it hides … Read more

Memories of Breeze Lake Texas

After being on the road since February 21st, on Monday March 23rd I suspended my boondocking lifestyle and settled into the Breeze Lake RV Campground in Brownsville Texas. I expected to stay one week to get my refrigerator repaired, but one thing led to another and it was seven weeks later before I resumed my … Read more

2020-03-16 Aransas NWR Day 2

“Wow” hardly seems sufficient to describe my morning! I stayed in Austwell Sunday night and I was only 12 miles from Aransas NWR, so I could achieve an early launch time. I arrived at the reserve as it was still dark. I parked by the Heron Flats Trail and walked out to the platform, hoping … Read more

2012-11-14 Osprey vs. Ravens in Poway

One Wednesday morning I spotted an Osprey perched on the utility pole in my yard. It was dining on a fish caught at my neighbor’s nearby ponds by Beeler Creek. Raptors often use this pole to survey the western slope of the small hillside west of my house. Red-Shouldered Hawks are the most common occupants, … Read more