The Science of Coexisting with Wildlife

June 04, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
In my latest podcast, I’m excited to have as my guest Dr. Morgan Drabik-Hamshare, a research wildlife biologist with the National Wildlife Research Center in Sandusky Ohio; a component of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This podcast is another in my series to expand awareness of wildlife professionals, careers in wildlife protec...
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How to be Smart and Beautiful

May 30, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Support artists and organizations that drive positive change for the planet and future generations. You can make this Copper Range Photography print yours during the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s ongoing silent auction. The winning bid will be a 100% donation to support efforts that conserve and expand National Marine Sanctuaries for a...
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For Your Protection - Earth Day

April 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Earth Day, April 22, 2023, recognizes over 50 years of environmental achievements and accomplishments by millions of people worldwide. It’s a steady call to never rest in the work to protect the only planet known to sustain human life, because we now know it’s a myth that pollution and overpopulation must be the marks of a prosperous society. It...
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Natural Creators

April 16, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Spring tends to be a busy time for me. Not only am I out with my camera witnessing as much magnificence of the changing seasons as I can, Spring is also when my Art Show schedule has me traveling to new and familiar places where my work is exhibited. This Spring I'm very excited to be among many talented artists and exhibitors at the One of a Kind...
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Birds – The Gateway Drug to Conservation

February 10, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
I spend a lot of time around birds, feeding them, researching them, traveling to see them, photographing them, writing and talking about them, and - when needed – getting injured or orphaned birds the help they need. I do this because I love doing it. I also do it because birds are a gateway to inspiring awareness, conservation, and protection of t...
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Breaking Barriers - Virginia Wildlife

January 25, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
In just over three years, the Virginia Wildlife Facebook group amassed over 46,000 members, and it’s still growing. What got my attention about this group is the help it provides in educating the public about wildlife, demystifying wildlife, and providing prompt reliable assistance with wildlife emergencies. Managed by volunteers with diverse skill...
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Why We Need An Alliance For Responsible Nature Photography

December 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Whether you own a camera or not; whether you’re a professional or amateur photographer, or you just like to take photos when you’re out with your cell phone; my latest podcast is relevant to you. I’m talking with two of the co-founders of Nature First -- well known photographers from Colorado – Erik Stensland and Scott Bacon. Nature First was launc...
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If I Could Rename Woodpeckers, They’d Be Called Master Wood Carvers

November 22, 2022  •  1 Comment
Woodpeckers live up to their namesake – they peck wood. They peck wood to hunt for insects and to create nest cavities. Woodpeckers are called a “keystone species” for their role in creating habitat that other wildlife use for nesting and protection. Abandoned or unused Woodpecker nest-holes become nests or roosts for small Owls, Kestrels, some Duc...
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Pleasant Surprises in the Mountain State, West Virginia

October 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
One of my recent Fall getaways took me to the Mountain State of West Virginia. This is a region that I think many underestimate. I’ve traveled and photographed many of the iconic western mountain regions of the US, including Washington State, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. I’ve also traveled to the stunning Canadian Rocky Mo...
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Fall Pumpkins - Turn a Wasteful Tradition Around

October 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Let’s get it over with -- the hard facts are: Well over a billion pounds of pumpkins are trashed – unused – wasted – sent to the landfill after Halloween. That adds to methane gas production - a greenhouse gas more dangerous than carbon dioxide (the stuff produced from burning fuels like coal, gasoline, and oil) In other words, our love of decor...
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In a City Defined by People and Politics, He Makes Headlines Because of Birds

August 07, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
“We can learn a few things from birds at this time. One is that even though our lives are in a very strange place, nature is doing its best to continue on.” Dan Rauch, Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist for the District of Columbia, quoted on American University Radio In my latest podcast, I’m talking with Dan Rauch. Dan is a Fisheries and Wildlif...
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Osprey in the Spotlight

July 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Osprey’s scientific name, Pandion haliaetus, comes from a mythical king of Athens, Pandion, whose daughters were turned into birds, and the Greek words halos (sea) and aetos (eagle). Ospreys have provided me with some of my most memorable wildlife photography experiences and wildlife encounters. I’m always stunned by these birds not just...
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Birds of Prey - The Best Prescription Never Written

June 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
On my latest podcast, I’m talking with Donna Cole. Donna is an award-winning multimedia and investigative journalist; bird of prey rescuer; mom, breast cancer survivor, and a U.S. Navy veteran. During her US Navy Service, Donna was recognized with a number of military service medals and honors including the National Defense Service Medal (Gulf War/...
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The American West has to be seen to be believed and has to be believed to be seen

May 25, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
"The landscape of the American West has to be seen to be believed and has to be believed to be seen." - N. Scott Momaday That quote sums up how I usually feel when I return from a west coast trip. Having been raised and lived all of my life in more eastern regions of the United States I know there are amazing and truly inspirational sights and h...
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Low Country Conservation Wins

May 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
It's been a very busy spring 2022! Lots of travel, an art show, planning for upcoming art shows, some other projects, and lots of incredible photography to process and share. Before the next big event, I wanted to be sure and get back to the blog to share my latest inspirations from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. If you follow my blog or...
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