For me, April is the perfect month to breathe deeply and play. The winter season has ended and we have this month to rejuvenate before switching gears to summer. I traveled to Araivapa Canyon outside of Tucson to soak in the sun, play with friends, and enjoy the desert. It was awesome. I saw a Gopher Snake the first day that I arrived and got bit by a … [Read more...] about Nature News: April
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March has brought change. Bears were seen in Yellowstone during the first week. Robins sing in the morning. Pine Siskins have returned in flocks. Eagles are nesting. Geese are establishing nesting sites. Oh the joy of spring! We are gearing up for summer and have a great new tour: Wildlife Immersion. It's a morning trip that combines wildlife viewing in … [Read more...] about Nature News: March
It's been a stormy month. The weekend comes with another round of storms. Touring has been great and visitors and locals have enjoyed all this moisture. Records have been set at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with all the skiers. The month ends with a glimpse of spring as a Robin forages outside my window. For those coming this summer, we are offering a … [Read more...] about Nature News: February
The start of 2014 has me planning for the year. It's our 25th season offering nature tours in Jackson Hole. I can't believe that my inspiration all those years ago led to a successful business that allows me to do what I love. As the years have passed, I have expanded my focus. I will do a pilgrimage in Tibet in June and share Bhutan with clients this … [Read more...] about Nature News: January
To fly to Iquitos, Peru is a bit like stepping back in time. You can only reach this small town by plane or boat and you are surrounded by the Amazon, the lush forest and rich biological diversity. Cars are rare so most people use motorcycles. We were met by the staff of the Aqua, our yacht on the Amazon and off we went for our adventure. We spent two … [Read more...] about Amazon 2013