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Happy Accident

A couple of months ago, I was on a ridge-top dirt road running through a block of Mark Twain National Forest land. Typical for early May, it was cloudy and the sun kept peeking in and out of view. I’d been driving slowly, windows down, listening for singing birds. I’d already gotten good photos of a Pine […]

A Pair of Ladies

Early in May, after a morning spent photographing forest birds in the Mark Twain National Forest, I was thinking of calling it a day and heading home. Then it occurred to me—the Yellow Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium parviflorum) should be in bloom. And I knew just where to find them, less than a five minute drive from […]