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February 2017
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Bird Species Spotlight: The Bald Eagle
by Jake Jacoby | December 01, 2016
The bald eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since June 20, 1782 when the Continental Congress adopted the design for the Great Seal of the United States depicting a bald eagle grasping 13 arrows and an olive branch with its talons. The bald eagle has been a spiritual symbol for native people for far longer than that. Had Benjamin Franklin prevailed, the U.S. emblem might have been the wild turkey. In 1784, Franklin belittled the national bird’s thieving tendencies and its vulnerability to harassment by small birds. He stated that the bald eagle was a bird of bad moral character and does not get his living honestly. He felt this way because bald eagles will often go after other bird’s catches rather than catch their own prey. For instance, they will routinely harass an osprey until the smaller raptor drops its prey in midair before swooping it up. Continue reading »
Building a Nature Photography Career - An Interview with Nikhil Bahl
by Greg Downing | November 02, 2016
This month we sat down with one of our photography workshop leaders Nikhil Bahl to chat about why he got into nature photography, how he transformed his hobby into a full-time career, advice he’d give to others, and what he’s learned over the years. Continue reading »
Bird Species Spotlight: Atlantic Puffin
by Jake Jacoby | October 26, 2016
There are four species of puffins in the world: Atlantic; horned; tufted; and the rhinoceros auklet. Only the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean and is the smallest of the species; the other three puffins are found in the Pacific Ocean. All puffins have a lifespan of 20 years or more and all are “pelagic,” which means that they live on the open sea and only return to the land in order to breed. Continue reading »
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