Birds, Inspiration

Photographer of the Month – Jonathan Marchal


Jonathan Marchal is the Youth Education Manager at The North Carolina Arboretum, a position that affords him many opportunities to enjoy the beauty and biodiversity of our mountains. He is also past president of the Environmental Educators of North Carolina, and an avid contributor to iNaturalist (in fact, most of the images included here are also observations he has submitted) and other citizen science projects. Jonathan is also a woodworker, and his wife Sarah raise their two children (Harper, 5 and Bruce, 3) in Black Mountain and enjoy frequent romps throughout Pisgah National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding areas.