Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

Dec 012016
If you love me, why am I dying?

Hey there, people-friends. I’ve been on the road, on the go, since early September. Before that, since February, I was out in the boonies running after sage-grouse. So that’s my excuse for the lack of posts. I’ve been wandering around Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, eastern California, Idaho, and now I’m hunkered down in New Mexico for […]

Aug 272016

How embarrassing. I am still here, sort of. Been out at a really remote field site the last couple months and am venturing (somewhat unwillingly and very awkwardly) back into society at the moment. I had my first real shower in two months just yesterday- HA! I’m a huge dirtball and I just don’t care. […]

Feb 262016
Daily Dose of PIKA

Ohhh. I guess I may have scared some people off with my last few rants about Malheur and grazing, huh? Guess that’s what happens when you give a damn. “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul” my friends. Passion, it’s healthy. Truth and justice, I like it. (Below: the tiniest pika I’ve seen […]

Nov 032015
I said I would and I did.

I promised you pikas years ago. Maybe it was months ago, it’s all running together now. But, alas, here they are. Behold the Pika Cute, Cute Pika. If you don’t think they are one of the most adorable goofballs you have ever seen, please exit my page and my life right now. These guys make […]

Jun 112015
Red in Tooth and Claw

They’re pretty cute right? American badgers? Lookit those cute little dirty faces. So innocent, so sweet. Or not. The first time I saw the male, he was running along with a rabbit he had just killed. Well yeah, nature. Gotta eat, gotta feed those baby badgers. Watched him head to his burrow and then got […]

Jun 062015
So plague-y, but so cute.

Lookit this little yellow-bellied marmot friend. Lookit! So what if he might carry the plague, he’s freaking adorable. I’ve seen a few around here, but this is the smallest one I’ve ever seen (also, the least mangy). Update kinda: I’m down in SE ID at the moment following sage-grouse and trying to learn all the […]

May 142015
Sage Grouse Strut

Finally had a chance to see a greater-sage grouse lek (and a sharp-tailed lek, too!) last week. It’s nearing the end of lekking season, but there were still about 45 males (and a few females showed up) strutting their stuff. The first day I went out there were 40 mph winds and I couldn’t even […]

Apr 232015
Daily Dose of Moose

Hey lookit this guy! This is from a couple months ago when we attempted to go birding at Turnbull NWR in Eastern Washington. I think we saw a painfully disappointing 8 species, which was pretty ridiculous. However, this moose friend was a huge bonus, especially since I haven’t seen these guys since 2007 or 2008. […]

Feb 182015
Here, there, and everywhere.

Whoa. Hey there, strangers. Two months was the last time I updated this – unacceptable! But not my fault, I promise! I haven’t been on an actual computer until a few days ago and things have been a little chaotic. I spent most of December in New Mexico with family (yay!) and then all the […]

Nov 282014
Daily Dose of Cute

Hey hey! A long-tailed weasel! I saw this little friend while hanging out in PikaLand. My patience level can be pretty limited sometimes, but not when it comes to pikas, so I was rewarded by them and this long-tailed weasel, who was really curious about what I was, who I was, and what the hell […]