I had the life-changing opportunity to spend two summers and a winter at the top of the Yukon Territory of Canada. As part of my doctoral program at Cornell University, I was there to study the world’s largest falcon, the magnificent gyrfalcon. This poorly known hunter nests in the arctic wastes around the world. My […]
Helicopters have been a wonderful part of my life. I have either been too dumb or too smart to do more than be a passenger in them. I am an ornithologist by training but the grace of avian flight has no relationship to the way a helicopter beats gravity into submission. They have been an […]
It seems winter is the longest season of the year. Growing up in southern Idaho, I remember hoping it would not snow for Halloween. Although there were spring-like days in April, snow in May was not unusual. Now I live on the edge of the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin desert of southern Utah. […]
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