A considerable amount of my work is related to conservation.
I have established and maintained an eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) nesting box trail at OCTC’s Virginia Miles Nature Area since 2008. The number of boxes have ranged from 8 to 10 throughout the years and have been utilized by a variety of cavity nesting bird species.
Since 2004, I have been involved in the conservation of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Such work has involved numerous presentations, a graduate research paper, community outreach, involvement of college classes, monarch tagging, monitoring and milkweed and wildflower planting.