To-Crow
40 Philadelphia, United States
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My self-summary
As an ornithologist I will advertise myself like a bird does with its song: I am healthy, strong, and can provide ample resources.

Online dating is the most metabolically efficient mating system and as a biologist I embrace it.

I am a retired punk rock singer and music promoter turned biologist. I work for Philly Parks and Recreation. I am a native Philadelphian. I think "Braveheart extra", hetero-bear, or woodsman should have been a body type choice. Nature, music, world travel, and getting absurd are my main pursuits. I am an avid bird watcher, aka a birder. I also like to ride bikes, do pushups and squats, make terrariums, garden, camp, cook, target shoot, paint, and block print. I'm socially liberal, but very anti-authoritarian. I'm passionate about wildlife conservation and economic equality. I like to think of myself as compassionate and fun. I like interesting badass women.

I get paid to watch birds and hang out with kids in nature. Life is pretty fantastic.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for the Philadelphia Parks and Rec as an environmental educator. Sometimes I lead bird watching tours.

I cohost a wildlife podcast.

I am also finishing a masters degree in biology, ABT. I managed to get the job I wanted before I finished.
I’m really good at
enjoying life, identifying birds, engaging kids in nature
The first things people usually notice about me
Binoculars and tattoos
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Sand County Almanac, Sibley Guide to Trees, National Geographic Guide to Birds, The Monkey Wrench Gang

Music: Amebix, Waylon Jennings, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Lamontagne, Discharge, Van Morrison, The Cure, Iron Maiden, Bolt Thrower, Ginuwine, The Smiths, Justin Timberlake, Neil Young, Minor Threat, Social Distortion, Cock Sparrer, Void, Beach House

Movies: Half Baked, Red Dawn, Winged Migration

Shows: Rome, I Claudius, Walking Dead, Wild America, Justifed, Parks and Recreation, Cosmos
I will not watch Madmen because shows where self absorbed people are terrible to each other should have swords, zombies and or dragons.

Food: Indonesian, Mexican, Soul, Game, Healthy, Mostly Unprocessed

Podcasts: We're Alive, Monster Talk, Freakonomics, Bird Calls Radio, History of Rome, Star Talk, Astronomy Cast, 99% Invisable, BBC Wildlife, MMA Hour, Bill Burr
The six things I could never do without
binoculars, rubber boots, bicycle, Swiss Army knife, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide, Polar Bears
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How long until I monkey wrench fracking and mountain top removal mining equipment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Subverting the dominant partridge.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do not own one pair of jeans.
You should message me if
If you feel compelled.

If you are into birding, nature, crafts, DIY culture, science, outdoor recreation, punk, metal, radical politics, botany, are Goldilocks looking for a straight bear, you are especially invited.
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