Friday, April 3, 2020

Bird blinds in state parks

Texas state parks have a lot of bird blinds, often built and maintained by volunteers. These make great spots to see an incredible variety of birds and other wildlife up close. Read more here.

Tracking wildlife for science

In this article for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, I look at some of the animals scientists track in the state and what they're learning from it.

Friday, February 14, 2020

From logger to rainforest champion

Amazon Nature Tours takes people exploring Brazil’s Rio Negro aboard a custom-built boat. Owner and nature enthusiast Mark Baker hasn’t always championed the rainforest’s rugged beauty. He used to cut down its trees for export. Read more here.
The Tucano, custom-built by Amazon Nature Tours, on the Rio Negro.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Crafting beer in small town Texas

Craft breweries opening in small towns across Texas offer more than tasty beer, they also provide community gathering spaces. Read about the growing movement in this piece for Texas Co-op Power Magazine.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Ban trophy hunting?

A debate over the future of trophy hunting recently raged in the pages of Science Magazine. Many writers pointed out that effective alternatives to funding and supporting conservation have started to emerge and others made ethical arguments against the practice. Read my piece for The Revelator here.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Responsible Tourism

How divers and other travelers can get responsible tourism right in sensitive locations like The Galapagos Islands. In Alert Diver magazine.

Bringing Wolves Back to Isle Royale NP

The National Park Service began reintroducing wolves to Isle Royale National Park last fall. The island ecosystem needs these top predators. Find out why, and how the reintro is going, in this post for the PBS Nature Blog.