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 It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.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
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- breeding colony
- Bronte Harbour
- Bruce Peninsula
- Carl Sagan
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- dead bird study
- Grass Lake
- Neibauer marsh
- sewage lagoons
Tag Archives: herons
My sketchbooks are as much a journal of my birding experiences as they are collections of studies. Flipping through some old drawings last night, I was reminded that the Elora heronry should be seeing some activity by now. After a … Continue reading
I go for walks in this park quite frequently on my lunch hours, which is why I was a bit sheepish to learn that a number of Black-crowned Night-Herons were hanging around there — and not hidden away in a … Continue reading
Some fantastic photos on the GCKW Birding Forum encouraged me to take a morning drive down to Elora to watch the nest building herons. It’s comical to see these large, gangly birds jostle awkwardly for position in the treetops, raising … Continue reading
Stumbled across this heron while walking the riverside path across from my building.
My last weekend spent at the old cottage. After being ousted by the real estate agent, I headed out to Sauble Falls. An immature Great Blue Heron hunted at the base of the falls, largely unconcerned (and unnoticed) by the … Continue reading
While countryside is by far the best environment for birding, one thing I don’t experience in my rural area is the relative tameness exhibited by inner-city wildlife. The perimeter of Rattray was lined with scores of herons – Great Blues, … Continue reading