Website for Mark S. Garland
Garland Cunningham LLC
As you probably know, Mark Garland is a naturalist who leads lots of field trips and tours (). While he is now mostly retired, he still plans to lead a few field trips and give a few presentations each year for the foreseeable future. This website is designed to provide information about upcoming activities along with photo-filled reports of recent field trips. We are leading a few tours for organizations, and also planning and running the occasional trip for private groups. Get a few friends together if you'd like for us to plan and/or lead a trip for your group.
What this page is about
See photos from a trip to Uganda in early 2020 by Other 2020 trips were cancelled due to the pandemic.
for galleries from these 2019 trips: Panama, Oregon, Alaska, Costa Rica, West Virginia/Ohio, and even some shots from Cape May.
Here are some journeys from recent years:
Mark was the Session Director at the National Audubon Society's Hog Island Camp May 28 - June 2, 2023, birding Hog and Monhegan (shown at left) Islands and select spots on the mainland. He plans to return for the same session in late May, 2024.
HOME SWEET HOME
Like everyone else, I stayed close to home for almost all of 2020. Fortunately home is Cape May, and I always took my camera along on my daily walks. Enjoy the cycle of a year in Cape May through photographs .
To see the list of birds in Mark's program, "101 Great Birds from Around the World," .
AND NOW ...
I did it again in 2021! To see highlights from Cape May in 2021, month by month, please .
To see the list of wildflowers in Mark's program, "Wildflowers of Washington's Olympic Mountains,"
Mark has been giving presentations to various groups via Zoom. Finally he is giving talks in person, as well. Reference material for two such talks may be accessed below:
Mark will be guiding and speaking at the 2024 New River Birding and Nature Festival, April 30 - May 5, 2024.
We managed to run two private trips in 2021, in August to (left) and in September to and vicinity (right); click for photos.
Like many organizations, Nature Forward (formerly Audubon Naturalist Society) saw its travel program come to a halt during the COVID pandemic. Mark has agreed to help get the program going again, and is scheduled to lead trips to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico (), Nov. 28 - Dec. 8, 2023, and an expedition cruise to the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, Aug. 3 - 15, 2024, ().
BIG NEWS: Mark will be co-leading a trip to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Island for the prestigious Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, beginning Dec. 18, 2024. .