At the heart of ANIMALS AMONG US was Kleinstuck Preserve, and finding that "little apartment" at the end of Stearns Avenue, right next to Kleinstuck, was the beginning of a great journey for me. As they say: "location, location, location".
I've since moved from 2007 Stearns into a little house on the Eastside of Kalamazoo, a neighborhood known specifically as Eastwood. That's my new hood; and it's proving to be equally rich in wildlife, in ways I never expected. There's no doubt you'll be hearing more about it. In the meantime, these are a few of my new neighbors.
A rose breasted grosbeak feasting on some black oilers in my backyard
A mother coyote stopping to figure out what was making that peculiar, foreign sound.
It was the shutter of my camera.
A father osprey bringing home a fish for a brood of three.