I'm pleased to announce
the release of my
THE BIRD THAT INSPIRED PADDLE PERCH CLIMB
While watching the usual assortment of birds perched on our feeder one morning, a Red-bellied woodpecker unexpectedly flew down from a tree, eager to join in on the feast.
As woodpecker's feet are designed for vertical surfaces, I watched attentively to see if he could land on our horizontal feeder bar. He tried over and over to alight despite many awkward attempts, but wasn't able to grasp tightly enough to keep from slipping off.
After exhausting all of his options, the woodpecker finally flew back into the trees, grasping firmly onto a tree trunk. He then pecked into the bark, pulled out a grub, and gobbled it up.
Growing up in a rural area as a child provided endless opportunities for me to explore the outdoors—chasing frogs by a creek, climbing trees to look at birds nests, or turning over rocks for the ugliest bug I could find to annoy my younger brother with.
Little did I know then that these childhood explorations were preparing me for a deeper
understanding and lifelong curiosity about the natural world.
Through my books I hope to spark children’s innate curiosity and fascination about all things nature and inspire children to become avid nature lovers and explorers.
I received my Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree at
Parson's School of Design and The New School in NYC.
Meet the "GOOD GUYS" in a garden. I'm currently working on a new book about beneficial creatures that make their homes in and around gardens. From a praying mantis ambushing its prey with lightning speed, to a frog using its long sticky tongue to snag a meal, these "friends" of the garden help maintain healthy plants and flowers by eating pests that eat plants, and play an important role in organically cultivating a balanced garden ecosystem.
For all garden lovers!