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 It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.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: warblers
Bluebirds at Huron Natural Area: Warblers on the Bruce Peninsula: Long-tailed Ducks on Colpoy’s Bay: Thrushes and Northern Flicker: Advertisements
A handful of sketches from my holidays last week, fit in during the little bit of decent weather that broke on Friday. Fox Sparrows were a nice surprise.
First proper birding session since … June? Gads. I bought a house during the summer, and between the hunting, closing, moving, painting, reflooring and furnishing, I’ve hardly had any free time at all. I kept telling people yes when they … Continue reading
Spent a beautiful long weekend up at the family cottage. Sunday morning I hit Bruce Caves for a bit of birding (and to do my part in keeping the local blackfly population well fed). A voice I couldn’t quite place … Continue reading
Lots of singing birds about, but low on the warbler side at Currie Tract this morning. Only six warbler species rustled up, and no Chestnut-sided to be seen (unusual for Currie at this time of year). Nice to get out, … Continue reading
Late last month, I took a week of holidays up at the family cottage near Wiarton. Birding wise, I definitely could have made a better choice when scheduling my vacation. We’d just finished three weeks of gorgeously sunny, calm weather … Continue reading