Bear and Breakfast with Barbara

Breakfast today was a good meal – partly because it was preceded by a Black Bear, but also because of the conversation. I slipped into an empty booth between a man of retirement age thumbing though a Peterson Field Guide and a middle-aged couple. I asked the Peterson Man whether he was a birder and…

Book review

Here is a link to a very nice review of my book Blogging for Nature.  The review was written by fellow blogger-birder Alan Tilmouth. And here is where you can buy a copy yourself – and thank you to the many of you who have already. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Just a quick one

I was out into Yellowstone NP by 630am and had seen Black Bear, lots of Bison (and baby Bison), Elk (Red Deer to you and me) and some good birds (Hooded Merganser, Cinnamon Teal, Osprey) before breakfast. The bird list has passed 200 species – which is certainly not spectacular and illustrates the amount of…

Cute little critters

I doubt whether anyone gets on a plane to the USA because they want to see a small burrowing rodent.  They might head for Yellowstone, as I am doing, hoping to see Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Moose – and, yes, I really hope I do see all of those.  At the moment I really hope…

On the Montana prairie

I’m standing on the prairie in Montana and the sun is shining. Prairie is a wonderful thing – it’s a work of art and a work of technology. The technology bit is that prairie acts like a finely designed machine. The grasses and flowers that make it up, hundreds of different species, are well-adapted to…