My freelance writing on natural history has appeared in National Wildlife Magazine, Crosscut, ParentMap and others. You can find them on the Freelance page.

My book about overlooked urban nature will be out Spring 2020 from Mountaineers Books.

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I am a lifelong naturalist and have been exploring the Pacific Northwest for decades. My interest began with birds and expanded to encompass all natural history from the tide pools to the forest. Although I observe everything, I have favorites, dragonflies, slime mold and nudibranchs in particular. 

View the Field Journal posts documenting my nature observations.

View all the posts from my 365 Nature Project

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I have spent years photographing nature, from trees to chickadees. Although I focus my lens on everything, I have a particular interest in macro photography looking at invertebrates. 

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I was on KUOW talking crows vs eagles and other urban animals. In a wildlife fight, who wins against a crow? 
I’m starting a newsletter for updates on my upcoming book. Sign up on the Newsletter page.
You can now play every past #StreetCreatures quiz here, just go to ‘Street Creatures‘ on the menu.
My Twitter game #StreetCreatures was featured on The Verge: Test your animal knowledge with these challenges on Twitter
My article Writing When on the Autism Spectrum was the inaugural piece in The Open Notebook’s ‘Diverse Voices’ series. 


Poem of the Week: Climbing Song
By Ruby Archer Away, away,—to the mountains away,Where the pine trees murmur and sway,And the foamy waterfalls sing and springOver the boulders gray. The hidden...

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Artist Profile: Charon Henning
To say that Charon Henning is simply an artist is a vast understatement. When I interviewed her and learned more and more about where she...

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Poem of the Week: The Bee
By Emily Dickinson Like trains of cars on tracks of plushI hear the level bee:A jar across the flowers goes,Their velvet masonry Withstands until the...

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Poem of the Week: Mider’s Song
This is a poem by Fiona Macleod, a pseudonym for William Sharp who included this poem in his play, The Immortal Hour. How beautiful they...

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Diary of an Urban Wild Garden: See No Weevil
It all started back in April when I found a teeny weevil on a window ledge in the living room. The weevil had ceased to...

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