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The Sandpiper Trail at Grays Harbor NWR

In springtime every year, Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge in Washington State becomes a haven for hundreds of thousands of shorebirds making their way north to breeding grounds. For a few weeks in late April and early May, enormous flocks settle on the mud flats of the Refuge, feeding and restoring themselves in the midst of their long migration. The Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival celebrates the birds’ return every year, and gives Refuge visitors [...]

2019-02-01T20:58:32+00:00May 28th, 2013|Blog|9 Comments

Best Behavior Beach Pledge + Other Signs

I love seeing signs like this ... Two such signs were posted at Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island in Washington, one of the few public-access beaches in the area. It's the same spot where I photographed the large flock of Brant Geese foraging along the shoreline earlier this year. On a crystal day, this is the view from that beach: The ship traffic comes from the Port of Tacoma, passing northward between [...]

2012-09-03T00:42:43+00:00September 3rd, 2012|Marine Mammals, Wildlife Solutions|2 Comments

Low Tide Life

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” ~ John Muir

2012-02-15T00:30:26+00:00February 15th, 2012|Parks, Uncategorized|3 Comments

The Ghostliness of Black Diamond Mines

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve isn't haunted, but it's a park grown upon the ghosts of California's history. The spirits of the Ohlone and Miwok people still permeate the land. When I stand on wild hilltops, I look to the expanse of tract development over what, by all accounts, was once a natural paradise in every sense. The ugly paradox is that were it not for the rapacious behavior of the early settlers, most of [...]

2009-10-17T19:51:44+00:00October 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Splendor in the Low Tide

An homage to Warren and Natalie -- in title alone. There's photographic magic in the sun rising over a super-low tide. At the point where dawn meets a -2.0, the strange, the stunning, the predictable and the chaotic all converge on that plane of tide pools, mudflats, and beach hopper burrows. California Beach Hopper - ©ingridtaylar One of my favorite coastal spots for tide pool exploration is Fitzgerald Marine Reserve on the San [...]

2009-06-17T12:22:45+00:00June 17th, 2009|Hunting, Parks, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Homage to Cesar Chavez in Berkeley

** Photo usage and restrictions If you venture into the off-leash area atop the hills of Cesar Chavez Park in the Berkeley Marina, you'll come upon a place of remembrance along with a worshipful look north, south, east and west. The solar calendar built on this site pays homage to Cesar Chavez, his legacy commemorated and explained in the accompanying plaques. Berkeley Solar Calendar - Panasonic FZ28 But it's also a spot that asks us [...]

2009-02-24T22:03:21+00:00February 24th, 2009|Parks|0 Comments