Why you should submit to Camas: The Nature of the West

6 reasons why you should submit to Camas: 1. Because it’s an awesome literary magazine put out by the Environmental Studies grad department at the University of Montana. (The fact that I’m in the… Continue reading

Bird Banding in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Noise. Alarm. Snooze. Again. Clock 6:08 a.m. Light on. Up. Bathroom. Face cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, pee. Wash hands, spit, rinse, washcloth on face. Dry. Clothes off shelf: sports bra, socks, t-shirt, cargo pants,… Continue reading

“Why Read a Book?”

Two of my pleasures, in one poem: reading and looking at birds. Oh man. Not sure I’d always choose birds over books, but on these beautiful fall days, when the sun is warm… Continue reading

Love me like a flannel

    I want a love like my favorite flannel shirt. Soft and cozy, comfortable. Something you can wear every day, and that never goes out of style, a true classic plaid. A… Continue reading

Bird Banding Selfies

Bird Banders in the News Again! Last week we had a group from the Martin Meylin Middle School (which is located somewhere in Pennsylvania) visit the banding station. They were such a great… Continue reading

TSS on Wyoming Public Radio

A few weeks ago we had a reporter and photographer from Wyoming Public Radio come out to visit our banding station. They were gathering material for a few different pieces, both about bird… Continue reading

City of Rocks, Idaho

A while ago I went to City of Rocks to climb some rocks (I’m a bit behind in blog posts, too busy doing things outside. Sorry. Sorta. But not too much). It was awesome.… Continue reading

Hiking Up Sleeping Indian

A few weekends ago I hiked up Sheep Mountain, more commonly known as Sleeping Indian. I’ve never heard anyone call it Sheep Mountain, actually. According to Wikipedia, Sleeping Indian is 11, 239 feet above sea… Continue reading

Things Mikayla Says

Mikayla is my best friend’s little sister. She is 12 years old. She is also my (non-legally) adopted sister*, as I live with her and her amazing family every time I go to… Continue reading

Visiting Mountains, by Ted Kooser

  Visiting Mountains   The plains ignore us, but these mountains listen, an audience of thousands holding its breath in each rock. Climbing, we pick our way over skulls of small talk. On… Continue reading