Last spring, I spent time in northern California in the San Francisco area. This post documents some of the May and early-June coastal wildflowers I saw while hiking near San Francisco and Pacifica.Continue reading
Reading | Flipside Fest & Death Rattle Literary 9th Anniversary Showcase
I recently participated in two literary readings: Flipside Fest in September and the Death Rattle 9th Anniversary Showcase in November.
Flipside Fest is a music and art festival put on by the Duck Club in Garden City, Idaho as a way to harness the energy from the Treefort Music Festival that happens in Idaho every spring.
Habitat Restoration in Military Reserve and Diane Moore Nature Center
Last month, I and my partner had the opportunity to do habitat restoration for the city of Boise by planting seedlings in Fort Boise Military Reserve Park and along the Boise River Side Channel.Continue reading
Wildflowers of Mores Mountain | Boise National Forest
For the past three months, I have been IDing native wildflowers on Mores Mountain in Bogus Basin and Boise National Forest. Mores Mountain is known for spectacular views and incredible wildflower displays, the best I’ve seen in the Treasure Valley. I thought I’d share some of the flowers I saw on the trails in May, June, and July.Continue reading
Wildflowers of Bogus Basin and Schafer Butte | Boise National Forest
This month, I went on a (socially-distanced) hike on Bogus Basin and Schafer Butte. During the hike, I was able to identify 15 species of wildflowers, including a couple that were new to me.Continue reading
Reading | Ming Studios & Oregon Caves National Monument
This week I got to read multidisciplinary poetry about Oregon Caves National Monument as part of Ming Studios 7 o’clock performance series.
Residency | Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area AiR
This summer, I was chosen by the Bureau of Land Management as the 2019 Artist-in-Residence for the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA).
The NCA contains the largest concentration of nesting raptors in North America, and one of the largest concentrations of nesting prairie falcons in the world. It also boasts the highest recorded density of ground squirrels, which is why so many raptors nest there.
For the residency, I wrote poetry about the sagebrush steppe ecosystem along the Snake River and the birds of prey that live there.
Residency | Oregon Caves National Monument AiR: Old-Growth Forest [Part 2]
In May, I got to be an Artist-in-Residence for the National Park Service for the second time. I spent two weeks writing poetry about Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve’s old-growth forests and stunning cave formations.
The preserve is situated in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion, a world biodiversity hotspot that boasts nearly 70,000 species.
Residency | Oregon Caves National Monument AiR: Cave Formations [Part 1]
Last month, I got to be an Artist-in-Residence for the National Park Service for the second time. I spent two weeks writing poetry about Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve’s old-growth forests and stunning cave formations.
The cave at the monument is a type of marble dissolution cave. Acidic rainwater flowed through blue-veined marble to create it.
Reading | Voices for the Earth at Boise State University
Last month, I got to help plan and host an Earth Day Poetry Reading as part of the BSU Department of Sustainability’s Earth Week 2019.
I was joined by Kat Davis, Lisa Hecht, and Pei-Lin Yu in planning and hosting the event.