Night Watchman

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”
―    Aldo Leopold


The work of John Mead – a science teacher, wildlife enthusiast and rising star in the world of wildlife photography.  Based in Dallas, Texas, and college friend of my wife, Sheara Wall Fewell, from Duke, John is rightly gaining greater national recognition.  Great blog and beautiful artwork, which words cannot begin to fully capture.


Night Heron on the Prowl

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, the stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
―    Aldo Leopold

Night Heron

Another remarkable and highly accomplished wildlife artist, Richard Wear, from Canada, whose photography anyone would be so fortunate to have adorn their walls.  (Thank you, Richard, for allowing me to share your work with your neighbors to the south)  Can’t capture any better the stealth action and vivid colors of this Night Heron intent on its next meal.  Also nick-named the “Night Raven” for its evening prowess and crow-like vocalization, you’ll recognize this smallish heron when you see or hear it.

Nature’s Simple Beauties

“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” 
―    Aldo Leopold

Seek out and enjoy nature’s beauty and wild things around you.


Don Wagner’s wildlife and landscape photography – here he’s captured a wood duck drake. I don’t know Don, but I am blown away by his nature photography.  The serenity and composition is extraordinary and the wildlife he captures appears ready at a moment’s notice to jump from the canvas.