Hey!I maintained this blog from 2006-2014, primarily as a place to dump my field sketches (and the occasional painting). It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
- Ada Lovelace
- barreleye fish
- breeding colony
- Bronte Harbour
- Bruce Peninsula
- Carl Sagan
- computer science
- dead bird study
- Grass Lake
- Neibauer marsh
- sewage lagoons
Tag Archives: falcons
Every time I visit Mountsberg Conservation Area, I’m compelled to go get a few sketches of this bird. His name is Conan, and he made his living as an urban predator in Toronto before suffering a permanent wing injury (likely … Continue reading
The young Peregrines at the Burlington lift bridge fledged about a week and a half ago. They’re still a long ways from independence, however, and spend most of their time resting on the girders or sharpening their skills through flight … Continue reading
Waterfowl at Mountsberg were primarily limited to Canada Geese (with a few distant hoodies thrown in). Golden- and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were numerous. Before I left, I made my obligatory stop at the raptor cages for a few minutes with the … Continue reading
Blue Jays at the feeder. A male Snowy Owl, American Kestrel and Bald Eagle at Mountsberg’s raptor cages.
I visited Mountsberg Conservation Area for the first time in many, many years. For several hours I hiked and birded the lakeside trail, only to find that the observation tower that was my destination had rotted and was very near … Continue reading
Mitchell was quiet but filled with a decent number of shorebirds. Lesser and at least one Greater Yellowlegs, Least, Stilt, White-rumped and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover were all present. A juvenile Bald Eagle soared past not long after … Continue reading