Trail Inspiration: Films & Books

These are just a few of the films and books I have read that inspire me to travel and observe the natural world. This documentary makes me want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. This film by Emilio Esteves was incredibly beautiful. It has created quite a stir because tourists have now flocked to the…

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and scientific research center dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey. It is the premier destination in the northeastern United States to view the annual hawk migration. It is the world’s largest member-supported raptor conservation organization and works as an international conservation training site.  The sanctuary began…

Lake Minsi, Bangor, Pennsylvania

The now barren land exposes stumps, revealing the trees that once grew in this space before the the lake was made A bridge appears after decades of being hidden underwater Canada Geese and a Great Blue Heron find an oasis in the parched lake A bird swoops across what once was the lake Chris Minnich…

Melbourne, Florida

A jellyfish washed up in Sebastian Inlet A turtle swimming in the warm waters of Melbourne, Florida A bird wanders the coast in the early morning

High Cliffs Trail

The High Cliffs Trail is located in Milford, Pennsylvania, along Route 209. The trail skirts the edge of the cliff Cactus grow on the east facing cliffs. View of the Delaware River.

Life Glow Organic Farm

In Hudson Florida, along the Gulf Coast, there is an organic farm. The vegetables are grown in raised beds on top of the sand. The soil is all made through composting organic matter.   In the Winter of 2015 I spent six weeks at LifeGlow Organic Farm. I joined World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms…

Roosevelt Elk

Amid the Redwood forest of northern California there live seven herds of elk. The Roosevelt Elk (Cervis elapses roosevelti), the largest species of elk in North America.  What is remarkable about these creatures is that they survived after much of their forest home was clear-cut by logging companies in the late 19th century. Luckily, the…

Fern Canyon

A place in the ancient forest as beautiful as the redwoods yet far less known, the Fern Canyon. I felt as if I was stepping back in time as I made my way from the Gold Bluff Beach into the canyon of ferns. The walls were so steep, I felt like a small character in…

Gold Bluffs Beach, California

If you ever have a chance to take a road trip in the U.S. make sure you take a drive up Route 101. The coast of California is beyond beautiful. The beaches are smooth and pristine. The air is wet and salty. Find your way to Gold Bluffs Beach. As part of the Redwoods National…