We are a collective of friends, scientists, artists, writers, and concerned citizens exploring the natural world. Wingtrip stands for much but mainly encompasses passion for exploration of the world around us. Not only do we thirst for travel and adventure, but we seek to help enlighten others through our words and images. We’ve only got one planet and much of it is in a desperate way – our goal is to help conservation efforts by inspiring our readers and by sharing our adventures and thoughts. This is done not only through focusing on nature only but also highlighting human involvement and social changes happening and necessary for a better world. If we don’t care of ourselves how can we take care of anything else?
It doesn’t hurt to have some fun along the way as well! There’s so much to see and explore!
Brendan McGarry, Editor, Main Contributor, and Curator
A graduate of the Evergreen State College with a B.S. in Zoology and Animal Behavior, a life long birder and artist, Brendan aspires to write and photograph his way around the world for a living. Wingtrip is his brainchild. A Nikon Pro-Staff Birder and naturalist guide, Brendan contributes to various websites, and teaches about birds, nature, and photography. When he isn’t doing the above, he’s likely baking bread or brewing beer, drawing, or reading a good book. Visit his eclectic photostream on Flickr or his website, www.brendanmcgarry.com.
Simone Lupson-Cook, Contributor
Simone likes birds. And plants. And just about anything revolving around the natural world. After graduating from the Evergreen State College she has chosen a path that involves falconry, field work, and going crazy in her house in Seattle which happens to be full of parrots, hawks, dogs, grandmothers, and whatever animals she is rehabbing. They call it the nut house but that nut is going to sprout into something quite incredible. Simone is a master falconer, a passion that has taken her on many a crazy adventure.