Host Dawn Hewitt chats with Mark Garland, a naturalist who has been sharing his enthusiasm for nature with others professionally for over 40 years. Readers of BWD know him as the author of Birders Question Mark, a column in which he answers questions on birdy topics far and wide. In March of 2019 he was awarded the Paul Bartsch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Natural History from the Audubon Naturalist Society. A popular, highly demanded, full-time professional birding and nature guide based in Cape May, New Jersey, he has led tours in Alaska, Central America, and beyond. In this episode, Dawn chats with Mark about how he launched his career as a naturalist, how his life changed during the COVID era, how he became involved with the Thompson family and Bird Watcher’s Digest, and much more!