Friday, August 30, 2013

What happens when a wetland goes dry? It's not pretty.

Much of my work as editor of California Waterfowl Magazine can't be seen online because the magazine is print-only, but last week I produced something you can see here: a video on water being cut off for a critically important wetland on the California-Oregon border. Just be warned that some of the images are upsetting.

I hope you'll not only watch this video, but share it with your friends, and with your representatives in Congress. We need to urge them to stop the de facto draining of this vital wetland. If you're the kind of person who likes to be armed with lots of details when contacting your elected officials, click here.

© Holly A. Heyser 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

On loving - and respecting - what you kill - a column for Shotgun Life

What on earth could there be to envy about "Tinker Bells on crack"?

Plenty: Like all birds, there is far more to them than meets the eye, and I find myself more in love every day with these little guys and all the birds I see.

That's the subject of my August column for Shotgun Life. And the Tinker Bells? I'm talking of course about hummingbirds. Yeah. They're way more badass than most people think.

© Holly A. Heyser 2013