243 - 244 - 245... I'm now chasing down the final 12 towns, cities, and gores to complete the State of Vermont. All but 3 are in the far northern reaches of the state, requiring 2 to 2 1/2 hours of driving just to get to the town. Of course, getting to the town is only the beginning of the effort; I next have to find a suitable - and safe - place to park my car and conduct my survey.
I've been a life-long 'naturalist' -- interested in every aspect of the natural world. I began birding in the early 1990s, and have been a serious birder for over two decades.