It started with an excited cry from Biology Teacher, Jane Orbuch “Kim, there’s a whale”. I had just led 14 San Lorenzo Valley High School students by kayak to the kelp beds edging a surf break known as Indicators in Santa Cruz. We were just about to begin a lesson in Kelp Forest Ecology. Slipping […]
As a naturalist, I have learned a few tricks of the trade: Never look a monkey in the eye or set your passport down within their reach. Several years ago, my best friend from childhood HollyBeth and I headed off on an adventure to Bali. HollyBeth and I have been best friends for 4 decades. […]
I have had the incredible honor to swim along side manatees for over 40 years. It began in the summer of 1969 when I saw my first manatee while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico near Clearwater, Florida. My father and I stood waist deep in water when something dark and large emerged next to […]
As I saunter into middle-age fortified with tablets of calcium, fish oil, Osteo Bi-Flex and a statin for good measure, I have taken on life’s biggest challenge: caring for a new kid. She’s absolutely adorable, interesting, and charming yet stubborn. She loves to dress up in her finest attire and smear rouge across her cheeks. […]
Hang on, it’s going to be a wild ride!