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”
Isn’t amazing how quickly the dashboard becomes populated with helpful gadgets? Each piece of gear comes with its own mount, from sand bag to suction cup. Many attachment strategies let us down, allowing bits to slide around. We have a solution that has proven itself over 6K miles.
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.
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”
(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”
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”
On Tuesday Kathy and I went out to practice on some new photo techniques we learned over the past winter. The day did not disappoint!