Ecology

Oregon Coast Puffin Adventure

Oregon Coast Puffin Adventure

Each year between April and July the Tufted Puffins descend upon Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach in Oregon. This is a spectacle that Apryle and I did not want to miss this year, so we packed up the Versa, booked a hotel and made our […]

A Whale of a Visit

A Whale of a Visit

Shortly before the Lake Sonoma 50 miler I got the news that my parents would be making their first trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit. This added to the exponential growth of positives that were climbing the Y axis of my life’s scatter plot. […]

Birthday, Bonsai, and Beaches

Birthday, Bonsai, and Beaches

A Post and Photographic Journey by Apryle Craig Zach & I at Rhododendron Garden This weekend, Zach and I set out for an easy 8-mile run out our back door on Cougar Mountain. It was a nice morning and the miles rolled off easily and […]

Peru Part 5: Miraflores & Los Pantanos de Villa

Peru Part 5: Miraflores & Los Pantanos de Villa

Inca Tern To finish out our great Peru adventure, Apryle and I decided to relax in the ocean-front capital city. After a 600 kilometer overnight bus ride we arrived at the bus stop rested and ready to take a taxi to Miraflores. Based on advice […]

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Blue Jay Perching Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates Ohio’s native birds. The 90 acre sanctuary is situated just southwest of Mansfield and includes hiking trails, birds of prey and a walk-through songbird aviary. It appeared that most of the birds of […]

Hawaii Trip

Hawaii Trip

View from the Hotel Window Hawaii is a destination that has never been at the top of my list of places to visit, possibly due to its cliché popularity, perhaps because I prefer mountains to beaches or perhaps because I never considered what the island […]

Birding in the Western Hemisphere

Birding in the Western Hemisphere

Since I was a child I have been interested in wildlife, but not until meeting Apryle was I ever the least bit interested in birding. However, after a summer of Snipe hunting, bird banding at the YMCA of the Rockies, and a move to the […]

Earthquake in Tonasket

Earthquake in Tonasket

Today I (Apryle) felt my first earthquake. It orginated in Osoyoos, BC. It  was pretty amazing.Magnitude 4.2 earthquake, 9:16 AM

Pre Wedding Adventures in Oregon

Pre Wedding Adventures in Oregon

A collaborative effort by Zach and Apryle  Apryle and Ebey at Dismal Nitch  On May 25th we started out on our journey to the Oregon coast around 8pm, leaving from our apartment in Shoreline. It was not until early morning of the 26th […]

Mount Erie, Anacortes Circuit, Kruckeberg Garden, and Edmonds Marsh Birding

Mount Erie, Anacortes Circuit, Kruckeberg Garden, and Edmonds Marsh Birding

Apryle Climbing Mount Erie (April 2015) Due to the feeling of invigoration after completing the final steps on the long road to becoming a Physical Therapist, I have decided to increase the volume of posts on my blog. Additionally, I hope to change up the […]