Cooper’s Hawk

Some urban wildlife for you. This Cooper’s hawk was chowing down on an unknown smaller bird in my yard this morning. Please excuse the quality — it was taken through a dirty window. I didn’t want to go outside and scare it off.

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Bethany Harvey

I’m a biologist, writer, GIS nerd, and occasional wildland firefighter living in North Carolina. The many hobbies I enjoy but am bad at include photography, rock climbing, knitting, and orienteering. I also write tabletop RPGs, which you can find at You can find me yelling about politics, gaming, and writing on Twitter (@bethanyharvey) or about under-appreciated wildlife at