Chapter 2020

The scenery is pretty idyllic, but moving to Maine hasn't been perfect. I know I'm pretty privileged to have dropped everything—a pretty awesome life in Washington DC—to move to Vacationland in search of "more." But that's because I live by "Carpe That Fucking Diem." I live with urgency: tomorrow is not guaranteed, and I want …

Field Notes in Maine: Seabird Biology and Conservation Entry 3 (Final Entry)

Three weeks ago I was in Maine as an instructor to Hog Island Audubon Camp’s Seabird Biology and Conservation program. I attended the camp last year as a camper, and was lucky to leave a positive enough impression that I was invited back this year as a guest instructor. Hog Island offers many different camps …

Field Notes in Maine: Seabird Biology & Conservation Entry 2

Our campers left this morning, ending their time on Hog Island as part of National Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program. It was a week packed with activities, workshops and lectures, and one that reminded us that when you’re working in the field, the weather always plays an unpredictable role. The Seabird Biology and Conservation Camp is …