Kingfisher Journey- Marina Richie

The kingfisher is the halcyon bird. I began this Blog when following its path as a gypsy in my fourwheelcamper. I continue to seek stories of reciprocity for birds, all wildlife and wildlands. Always I track kingfishers that link us to our precious freshwaters and to myths of transformation. Please delve in! Marina Richie

About Marina Richie

I am a freelance writer based in Bend, Oregon. I  write about the natural world in a myriad of ways, from this personal blog to books, articles, interpretive panels, blogs, media, and websites. I recently led a project and wrote text for 65 interpretive signs with a focus on seabirds for the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 24 locations along the Oregon coast, mostly within Oregon State Parks.   I often write about my favorite bird, muse, and guide to personal happiness–the belted kingfisher.

I serve as president of the Board of Directors for Greater Hells Canyon Council.   After writing a conservation article about saving wild Asian elephants, I became inspired to bring Elephant Friendly Tea to Oregon and now represent the project here.

Twitter: @kingfisherquest

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SAMPLE MY WORK(Note that some of my work appears under my given name of Deborah Richie)

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Featured Article- The Wild Skyway

National Wildlife Federation blogs

Oregon Islands NWR interpretive panels (with designer Maja Smith & artist Ram Papish)

Montana Arboretum  interpretive panels (with designer Maja Smith). Support the arboretum project here.

Bird Feats of Montana

Bug Feats of Montana

Overturning 150 Years of Science: UM Lichen Discovery Rocks the Research World (Vision Magazine)

Antarctic Sea Spiders in Research View

Here I am hiking up to the summit of Eagle Cap in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. I am on the Board of Directors of Greater Hells Canyon Council, dedicated to protecting the wilds of this grand ecosystem.
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