|stacey m. hollis||
Here's a short video of my kayak jaunt to a lovely acoustic melody. Along the trip I came across a busy pileated woodpecker, shy turtles, fish swirling beneath me, various waterbirds, a fledgling red-bellied woodpecker and a boisterous carolina wren. I recently bought this kayak to take on a different perspective of my Floridian stomping grounds, now splashing grounds? I call my vessel Dipper, as in the American Dipper of the west which swims deftly through the currents of rivers that splash between towering conifers. This is a much different landscape with tropical proclivities. I love my Dipper and truly urge my fellow birdwatchers to take to the water when they have the opportunity, as it brings you not only a whole different point of view, but also somehow puts you more naturally into their habitat to where they take less notice of you, as you'll see with the pileated with whom I joyously shared part of the morning with.
BSc in Biology & Environmental Studies (WWC)
MSc. in Journalism (UOregon)
You can find my published work in Eugene Weekly, Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife.