I'm Bryony, a born-and-raised Seattleite, living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest corner of the United States.
A few things about me: I'm a collector of heritage outdoor gear, I can whistle on key, and I'm an avid birder (that's bird watcher for you lay folks!). I specifically want to engage YOU urban, suburban gal that you are, in birding, and that's what I write about on my blog.
What's in this for you? Well, my friend, I'm going to guide you into appreciation for the wild birds in your community--those birds that sing for you every spring, that eat those pesky mosquitoes every summer, that come to your feeders (if you have them; I can argue for putting some up quick!). Wild birds are nature at your doorstep; they have been there the whole time. And my stories here will inspire your own birding practice. Like meditation, except with birds.
And who am I, anyway? Well, I'm a second generation birder, raised by two conservationist parents, one of whom co-wrote a couple of best-selling books about crows. I've written for regional and national publications about birding (birding with kids; how to field sketch). I serve on the board of my local Audubon Society and contribute to their blog. And I take friends birding every chance I get to spread the birdie gospel.
This is the place where I can share that gospel with you. Stay and peruse! See how easily you can start to see and hear those feathered neighbors of ours. Like I said, these marvels of nature have been here the whole time. My hope is that more of us noticing and caring will keep them here.
If you'd like to collaborate, read my blog to get a sense of what we might do together--my niche is specific to popularizing birding culture to women. Please also take a look at my shop. The items there are ones I use (or have used) myself and stand behind. Your purchase here will help keep this blog alive, I thank you in advance!
Let's connect! Say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org or via any of my social media tabs below.