Birding Made Easy


Ever sit in your backyard and wonder what  you are hearing? Birds spend much of their life out of sight of other birds, and as a result, the people who wonder what they’re hearing. I found this graphic to be very helpful with some common bird calls.



Women in Conservation

In high school, I read Jane Goodall’s In the Shadow of Man,  a memoir of life in the field and the family of chimpanzees she came to know. I fell in love with her story, and it stuck with me for years when I chose my major as an undergraduate, anthropology. There weren’t many stories of women field biologists in my daily life growing up, and that’s why I like this Mighty Girl article profiling women in conservation.


Me on a South Dakota beach along the Missouri River. Art by Anna Magruder