Birdladypotts | About
Welcome to my nature photography website! I have been interested in nature all of my life, but only began digitally photographing nature since December, 2007 when my husband got me a Nikon D40X DSLR camera for Christmas. We vacationed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 2008 and we drove through the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan's Upper Penninsula and I saw my first warbler - a male American Redstart! I was hooked and began looking for other refuges around my house north of Toledo, OH. I found the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) and became familiar with their work and signed up to volunteer at the Navarre OH Banding station during Spring and Fall miigrations. My husband and I live on 10 acres and I have a nice meadow to ride in and also the neighbor's property to look for God's creations.

I appreciate (nice) comments that correct any wrong identifications as I surely am not an expert in identifying everything. I enjoy watching, chasing, identifying and sharing my findings.  I retired in December, 2011 after 37 years in Federal government. I had a successful knee replacement in mid-March 2012 and am enjoying the WONDERFUL migration at the Magee Marsh Boardwalk and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, both off of Route 2 in Ohio.  I am keeping our travels updated in my blog, so check it out! 

enjoy! Karen