What’s Going On?
As The Wandering Naturalist site continues to develop, it’s been quite an experience, not to mention, lots of work! I’ve been adding many links to photos to the site under the “My Portfolio” link. This will give you a resource to consult as I mention the names of plants and animals so you can familiarize yourself with what that plant or animal looks like! I’m also continuing to develop the map which I’m hopeful provides a great resource for those wanting to explore the outdoors. I’m currently working on my home state of Wisconsin, inputting the various state park, waterfalls, lighthouses, birding locations, etc. If you get a chance, would love for you to check out the map and provide some feedback. Hopefully I haven’t gone too far down the wrong road!
This spring also allowed me to visit such great destinations as south Florida and the Dry Tortugas islands, most notably Fort Jefferson. We camped a couple of nights seeing nearly 100 species of birds over the course of our stay. What a great place! I hope to write up an article soon should anyone be interested in learning from our experience.
Lastly, Wisconsin is involved with their second Breeding Bird Atlasing project. I’ve dedicated quite a bit of time to that thus far and that takes me away from my typical tromping and picture taking outings. The information gathered during this project will assist the state in assessing the health of our bird populations and helping them better form plans to preserve them.
Bare with me as I try to get my feet under me. I really want The Wandering Naturalist to be a great resource for those who want to explore the outdoors.