Emily has worked much of her life as a field biologist, helping to protect wilderness and natural spaces.

 

THE NATURAL WORLD

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There is nothing quite like a first monsoon.

 

 

WORKING WITH WILDLIFE

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Banding a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk on Mt. Hood. Hawkwatch International has been conducting raptor counts since 1994 in effort to monitor long-term trends in population and engage the public in environmental education. 

  

Conservation Afield

A trip to see the superbloom in Death Valley. To help support the conservation of Death Valley visit  Death Valley Conservancy

A trip to see the superbloom in Death Valley. To help support the conservation of Death Valley visit Death Valley Conservancy

Hawaii is a special place to Strelow and her family that lives there. She took this photo of an Amakihi while hiking the Pu’uO’o Trail on the Big Island. The native bird species there need all our help to pull them away from the brink of extinction. See how you can help the native birds of Hawaii through projects and partners of  American Bird Conservancy.

Hawaii is a special place to Strelow and her family that lives there. She took this photo of an Amakihi while hiking the Pu’uO’o Trail on the Big Island. The native bird species there need all our help to pull them away from the brink of extinction. See how you can help the native birds of Hawaii through projects and partners of American Bird Conservancy.

Urban Wildlife and Habitat

The Great Horned Owl begins its breeding season in Michigan while the landscape is still covered in snow. A study in perseverance and survival, the owlets often hatch before it is officially Spring. This family of GHOW live in the Eberwhite Woods, where Strelow and others in the community walk and take groups of elementary school children on nature walks. Teaching kids about nature helps their young brains grow, and connects them to their surroundings. In a world increasingly steeped in technology and social media, experiencing and learning about nature is crucial to developing critical thinking skills in the real world. To learn more about Great Horned Owls and their role in urban ecology see University of Michigan’s  BIOKIDS .

The Great Horned Owl begins its breeding season in Michigan while the landscape is still covered in snow. A study in perseverance and survival, the owlets often hatch before it is officially Spring. This family of GHOW live in the Eberwhite Woods, where Strelow and others in the community walk and take groups of elementary school children on nature walks. Teaching kids about nature helps their young brains grow, and connects them to their surroundings. In a world increasingly steeped in technology and social media, experiencing and learning about nature is crucial to developing critical thinking skills in the real world. To learn more about Great Horned Owls and their role in urban ecology see University of Michigan’s BIOKIDS.

The mysterious  vulpes vulpes.  Such a sturdy soul, the fox. There are many myths surrounding foxes that confuse people which can create an impetus to "remove" individuals. Read more about red foxes  here .

The mysterious vulpes vulpes. Such a sturdy soul, the fox. There are many myths surrounding foxes that confuse people which can create an impetus to "remove" individuals. Read more about red foxes here.

During the summer, Strelow raises monarchs as part of a larger citizen science effort to boost their population. These important pollinators are under threat from habitat fragmentation, pesticides, pollution and other environmental factors. To see how to begin raising monarchs visit the  Save Our Monarchs Project .

During the summer, Strelow raises monarchs as part of a larger citizen science effort to boost their population. These important pollinators are under threat from habitat fragmentation, pesticides, pollution and other environmental factors. To see how to begin raising monarchs visit the Save Our Monarchs Project.