Photography, art, ecology

Welcome to the website of southern California biologist Marcus C. England.

Panamanian Night-Monkey, Panama.

I am a lifelong naturalist with a particular interest in avian ecology and more than 20 years of experience as a consulting biologist.

RecenT Photos

This site serves as a catalog of my work and play throughout North, Central, and South America.

Recent Blog Posts

The Virtual Swiss Alps 800: Running Motivation During a Pandemic

I am not necessarily a highly self-motivated distance runner. I love running for hours on the trails. I love being outdoors. I also love to do lots of other things outdoors. Without races to motivate me I tend to do… lots of other things that aren’t running. I had a decent slate of trail races…

Horned Lark with California Poppies

I’m spending a little of my Sunday morning playing around with my photography workflow on an iPad Pro instead of a laptop. My experimental subject is this Horned Lark I photographed this week not far from the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. The Horned Lark is a bird of fields, low grasslands, and other open…

Hoyt Mountain

It was Sunday, January 26, 2020. My planned outing for the day started like most new routes: sitting at my computer looking at Open Street Map (which has an amazing amount of trails digitized), trying to find a route that looked interesting enough to do, and researching recent reports on the internet from others that…