A Professional Wildlife Biologist and Emeritus Wetlands Scientist currently residing in San Diego, California, Budd Titlow has authored and published four natural history / environmental conservation books: PROTECTING THE PLANET—Environmental Champions from Conservation to Climate Change (Prometheus Books—ISBN 978-1633882256), BIRD BRAINS—Inside the Strange Minds of Our Fine Feathered Friends (Lyons Press—ISBN 978-0-7627-8755-5), SEASHELLS—Jewels from the Ocean (Voyageur Press—ISBN 978-0-7603-2593-3), and ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK—Beyond Trail Ridge (Westcliffe Publishers—ISBN 0-942394-22-4).
As a life-long naturalist, outdoor enthusiast, and educator, Budd has also owned and operated NATUREGRAPHS—Freelance Photography and Writing—for the past 40 years. Budd's photographs have won awards in most major international and national natural history photo contests. He has also published more than 300 photo-essays and 5,000 photographs. Budd's credits include the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Wall Calendar, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sierra Club Notecards, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, Audubon, Outside, Nature’s Best, Travel/Holiday, Time/Life Publications, Popular Photography, Petersen’s Photographic, and many more publications.
Throughout his career, Budd Titlow has delighted in sharing his love of photography and nature by presenting seminars and workshops throughout the nation, including: Plenary Speaker for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in Eastpoint, Florida; Staff Naturalist for the Umstead Hotel and Conference Center in Cary, North Carolina (two years); Artist-in-Residence at The Ford Plantation in Savannah, Georgia (two years); North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) (two years); New England Council of Camera Clubs (NECCC) (two years); National Wildlife Federation (fifteen years); National Audubon Society (two years); Massachusetts Audubon Society (five years); Maine Island Workshops (two years); Florida State University (four years), and Florida Audubon (three years). Additionally, Budd has presented more than 100 multi-media programs on natural resources (wetlands/wildlife/rare species), conservation, and environmental management topics to monthly meetings, annual conferences, and specialty workshops throughout the United States.
Budd Titlow also owns and operates Titlow Ecological Services where he provides freelance environmental consulting and permitting. Budd's career includes 13 years as a NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Compliance Specialist with the federal government, including eight years with the National Park Service, and 25 years as a Project/Group Manager for private environmental/engineering consulting firms in New England, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida.
More recently, Budd Titlow has written a weekly series (more than 100 installments) of birding photo-essays for the Tallahassee (Florida) Democrat daily newspaper, taught ecology-birding-photography-climate change workshops for Florida State University and the Tallahassee Senior Center, and served as President of the Apalachee Audubon Society. Budd is currently an instructor for the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California and an on-call workshop instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC San Diego.
Dear Friends -
Throughout my career, I've used my love of photography and writing to "give back" to the world of nature. My goal is not to make money or to achieve fame, but simply to help increase our understanding of and deep appreciation for the the incredible wealth and wide wonder of natural resources we have here on Planet Earth. It's my profound hope that my work shown here and published elsewhere will inspire you to take your family outside and explore our great outdoors. To—just for a while—leave your cell phones, computers, tablets, and other electronic tethers behind and join our wonderful and revered naturalists of yesteryear—John James Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, Carl Linnaeus, Charles Darwin, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Roger Tory Peterson, Rachel Carson, Dian Fossey, and oh so may others—in "networking with nature". Just watch, observe, listen, introduce yourself, and really get to know the wild birds and other marvelous creatures with which we share our lives here on Earth. I assure you—you will really be glad you did!
Yours in Nature -