Showing posts from February, 2023

I lost my dad and my heart is broken in two

It has taken me several days to gather myself to write this post. I never thought I would have to go through this again so soon. My mom died Dec 24, 2021 and now I lost my dad on Feb 23, 2023. Losing both parents just over a year apart is too much. It feels cruel and unfair. Feb 23rd was also my mother's birthday, so when he died on her birthday it was very, very hard. I recently shared news that I am writing a book and sadly now, none of my parents will be around to read it. I will dedicate it to them but it is not the same. I lost half of my heart when my mother passed away and now have lost the other half now that my dad has passed. My dad in the Okanagan  My dad was a LOVELY, GENEROUS and KIND man. He is the first person who got me into birding. He took me out and taught me about birds and bought me my first field guide. He also bought me my first set of binoculars and first camera. We loved to feed birds together from Chickadees to Canada Jays. He loved watching Snow Geese wh

2023 Young Birder Awards

The 2023 BCFO Young Birder Awards were announced and young birders Raymond, Clay, Paul, Harry, Josh, Daniel and Bentley were the much deserved recipients this year. You can see their pictures below and read more about them HERE Congratulations to them all!

My photo is featured on new book cover

I was honoured to have my photo of an Arctic Tern that I took in Nome, AK featured on the cover of this new book “Cows, Ants, Termites and Me: Revealing the World of Animals One Newspaper Column at a time.” by Karen London. Thanks to Karen for choosing my photo! You can buy the book at Amazon HERE

Science World 2023 Black History Month Feature

I am honoured to be 1 of 5 Black environmentalists featured by Science World today for this year's Black History Month, for my contributions to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design and math). You can read the full feature HERE Thank you again to Science World for the honour! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Science World (@scienceworldca) Bufflehead at Lost Lagoon - Photo: Melissa Hafting Young birders and I in Ucluelet on a pelagic - Photo: Warren Lee

I am writing a book!

I have some big news to share. I signed a publishing deal with Rocky Mountain Books   after they approached me to write a book. I am honoured to be writing a couple of books for them. My first one is coming out in Spring 2024 and will have worldwide distribution. The book will be about birding and will feature my photography as well. I didn't want to release the news so early but they released the news on their website and social media, a couple of days ago, so I figure I won't hide it anymore. I just wish I could of shared this news with my mother. I will share more details about what the book will be about closer to the release date. For now you can read a blog post HERE that I did for them for Black History Month (February).  Thanks as always for the support. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rocky Mountain Books (@rm_books) My author photo taken by Young Birder Program Graduate and photographer Ian Harland A video of a Greater Sage-Grouse