Hello!  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of Planet Earth.  In this blog I will focus on my encounters with biodiversity.  Why? Because healthy, biodiverse ecosystems provide many more benefits to native wild things and us wild humans than do Walmart parking lots full of grackles, stale french fries and SUV’s. Plus, wild things deserve to live their lives free of human distortion and impacts. While not entirely impossible, it’s a world I desire and strive for.  I love, work in and strive to protect nature in all its evolutionary iterations.

My professional background includes seasonal avian field ecology, endangered species management and monitoring, horse ranch management, wildlife care and rehab, aerial imaging and conservation drone operations (for Sea Shepherd and Ocean Voyages Institute), and wildlife photography. Recreationally, I am a hiker, sea kayaker, rock climber, trail runner and observer of all things wild, big and small. I studied ecology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Everything I share here has been created by me unless otherwise noted.  Likewise, all images, videos and words are copyright protected and may not be used in whole or part without my verbal and written consent.  If you’d like to use an image or video for non-profit scientific or educational purposes, please contact me at GregJoder “at” gmail dot com.