Planning our Cuban Adventure

Planning our Cuban Adventure

Tina and I have paid a deposit to hold a spot on a spring 2016 birding adventure to Cuba.  I have wanted to visit Cuba since the 1960’s when I discovered cars.  A friend and local birder, Dr. Bob Holtz has put together a 10 day trip visiting Cuba’s Western...
New Venues in town

New Venues in town

This weekend, we have our friends Tim & Pat in town for a quick visit following our bike ride across Minnesota.  Yesterday, we went looking for the Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake. Our son Jeff told me where to find it “back behind the Kellerman’s...

Berlin Revisited

Today is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Memories flooded my brain from my short stint living in one of my favorite cities.  In September 1976, Tina and I met in Kreuzberg, just off the corner of Wrangelstrasse and Falckensteinstrasse.  I did not...

Birding in Kenya

In July, Tina and I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya for a photo safari with our family.  I have about 4,000 images to sort through, but here are a few images shots from the trip. More images posted at http://www.bnwilson.net/. Purple Grenadier Lilac-breasted...

Pel’s Fishing Owl, Botswana summer 2012

The Pel’s Fishing Owl is found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is classified as threatened in South Africa – where its numbers have dwindled due to loss of habitat and pollution – and is uncommon and localized elsewhere. The Okavango Delta of Botswana, however, provides one...