Below are a selection of videos I've crafted over the years. The moments woven together play out in a variety of locations and ecosystems. The stars are big and small.
BIG TREE LOVE
In a collaborative scientific quest to understand the impacts of California's historic drought on the giant sequoias, a group of scientists started the Leaf to Landscape project in 2015. A team of volunteers came to the aid of the UC Berkeley scientists who needed to collect tree-top foliage samples from 50 trees multiple times over the span of three years. They couldn't have done it on their own. (Photo courtesy of Anthony Ambrose).
ECOTOURISM AND CONSERVATION IN MALAYSIA
Intrepid forest conservationist and canopy pioneer Meg Lowman teams up with the folks at the Habitat to get people back into the forest.
Learn about how Western sword ferns are an important indicator of redwood forest health and how the Save the Redwood League's Fern Watch program is critical to monitor this species.
THE MIGHTY BANANA SLUG
All creatures large and small play an important role in the redwood ecosystem. Mighty banana slugs eat things other animals turn their noses up at, then they poop it out!
Cats are stars on the internet for a reason. They are intelligent, communicative creatures full of curious energy. It took a little while for our shy kitties to adapt to their new home.
EPIPHYTES ON THE REDWOODS
While working in Montgomery Woods State Reserve, we were lucky enough to see red-bellied newts carrying out their yearly mating ritual, which ends up looking something like a ball of newts.