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Kim, amateur wildlife enthusiast

I'm a wife, mother of two 'tweens (the eldest pictured with me above), freelance writer and editor, and amateur backyard wildlife enthusiast. When I'm not sitting in front of a laptop, I enjoy the outdoors, boating, gardening, traveling, playing the piano, watching my kids play lacrosse and spending time with extended family. After losing my mother in 2010 at age 64 to cancer, spending time with family has become even more important to me.
Kim, amateur wildlife enthusiast has written 7 posts for Suburban Wildlife

Struggling for Meaning

For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love. For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. Lamentations 3:31-33 There is a boy in our community named Joey who is nearing the end of … Continue reading

Our Big, Beautiful Beech Trees

“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928 We bought our current house in Annapolis back in the summer of 2004.  My husband and I have always loved our neighborhood, Amberley, long before we were even married.  His parents moved here in 1986 and still live here today.  … Continue reading

Does a Woodchuck Chuck Wood?

I’ve been trying to enjoy my deck on the days that the clouds aren’t dumping inches of rain per hour.  Those days have been few and far between lately.  I was fortunate enough to spend some time out back Sunday afternoon before the deluge hit us.  As I sat on my deck looking at the … Continue reading

My Dog, Maddy

    I know this is a blog about wildlife. And this is a story about a dog. But dogs descended from wolves. So I figure I can take a bit of artistic license and include the story of how Maddy came to be a member of our family. Although Brent and I both grew … Continue reading

Some birds will make their nest anywhere.

Five years ago, my husband bought a boat.  Not just any boat – it was a power boat.  A 22 foot center console made by Aquasport with an outboard engine.  This was a big deal because I grew up on power boats and loved them, but Brent was a life-long sailor.  So for him to … Continue reading

I love where I live.

We live in Annapolis, Maryland.  I work from home, mostly freelance writing and editing.  My “office” is typically at the island in my new kitchen addition with windows on three sides.  So I look out my windows all the time.  And daily, I get a glimpse at the wildlife in and around my yard.  In … Continue reading

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

During the spring and summer, we started to notice more foxes in our neighborhood. We had sporadic fox sightings over the years. A few years ago, one fox in particular was a mangy-looking guy that we’d see a couple times a week. But this year, I think a pair must’ve moved in to Amberley to … Continue reading

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