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My Morning Observing Biologists Band Songbirds

Recently, I enjoyed a wonderful opportunity that I almost didn’t take. The Grand Teton National Park Foundation (https://www.gtnpf.org), a local non-profit organization that Dave and I support sent out an invitation to join a hands-on research experience banding songbirds.  From their invitation: “This program is a cooperative effort and part of the longest running avianContinue reading “My Morning Observing Biologists Band Songbirds”

Wildlife Brigade — Our Volunteer Job, or What We Did This Summer

The adage that Time Flies While You Are Having Fun rings true for us this season. We have had wonderful experiences spread across Grand Teton National Park since May. Our tasks as members of the Wildlife Brigade are amazingly broad in scope. Over the next blog or two I’ll share the types of things that keep us busy.

Launch ‘Em! Embarking on Our Third Year as National Park Volunteers

A good friend recently asked how we felt about “getting back in the saddle” as we begin our third year as volunteers at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. So many thoughts came up I felt tongue tied! After our first afternoon working Dave and I laughed to think how very much returning here feltContinue reading “Launch ‘Em! Embarking on Our Third Year as National Park Volunteers”

Songbird Photography

(camera setting info and shooting strategy after all the pretty bird photos) In a previous post, Photography Blinds & Raptors, I shared what I learned about using blinds for wildlife photography as part of a workshop I attended. Our first morning was nonstop activity photographing a few dozen raptors. We could swing our cameras fromContinue reading “Songbird Photography”

Photography Blinds and Raptors

Our traditional trip west to work as volunteers in Grand Teton National Park took a detour this year — so that I could participate in a photography workshop in southern Texas. This side trip of 2,000 miles doubled the usual trip, but it created fun adventures for both of us. One of Dave’s brothers hoppedContinue reading “Photography Blinds and Raptors”