Birds, Inspiration

Photographer of the Month – James Poling

James Poling is a Blue Ridge Naturalist who moved to Black Mountain, NC in 2008. His specialties are bird and wildflower photography, purely as a hobby that can be shared with friends and on facebook.  In his previous life he lived in Chicago and worked as a professor of pastoral counseling. He and Nancy have two children and six grandchildren, ages 12-18.

Barred Owl


Bald Eagle


White Ibis


Hooded Merganser