The world around us is full of amazing life. As a career naturalist (where natural = nature) forms the core of the job. That means interpreting everything in nature. (Hence the job title “interpretive naturalist.”) In my youth I explored with a child’s curiosity. As an adult that curiosity has not subsided. Does that mean I’m still a child? I’d prefer to think of it as “adult curiosity.”
My interest in nature gave me an interest in anything outdoors. (That didn’t mean I didn’t spend too many hours in front of the television.) In addition to everything geological and astronomical, the world around me spread my interest in wildflowers and critters (AKA wildlife). At the Falls of the Ohio State Park, I worked with many interested in birding. So, my knowledge of bird identification has grown significantly in the past 28 years.
Another interest – since high school – is photography, especially nature photography. Every vacation I went on has more scenic shots that family. As I go through my parents’ album, I find the people shots have more significance. Some of the more interesting photos will be posted on this web page – or I will add themed pages (i.e., birds, wildflowers, scenery, etc.).
A selection of photos taken by Alan.