Author Archives: Chris Parsons

About Chris Parsons

A science writer/educator exploring and sharing nature with words and photos to connect, inspire and conserve.

Bay webcams 2017

It’s foggy and cool today, and so I’m working on a perfect indoor task — updating my two previous posts on the webcams around Monterey Bay (they change regularly). The one’s listed here are mostly for kayakers, paddleboarders, some boaters and coast walkers. (Surfers, … Continue reading

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Hide-and-seek

Walking my neighborhood is always a treasure hunting experience — if I’m mindful and look carefully, there’s much to find. This time of year the warblers are migrating through and the trees and vines are alive with small flitting birds. … Continue reading

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Curious Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of the curious observers, teachers and scientists working to wow and inform us. Thanks for 2016. Looking forward to your visual, verbal and written insights about our wondrous world next year. Wishing you well in 2017. Chris

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Holiday bird: Cedar Waxwing

The cedar waxwing is my December holiday bird. Although many birds visit our area or migrate through in December, cedar waxwings are stand outs for me. The overall look is well-heeled as if ready for a fine event. Yet it’s not quite real — a bit too … Continue reading

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