Sheryl Smith-Rodgers

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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Freelance writer, author & photographer
Location Hill Country, Texas, United States
Introduction I write for a living. So I sit. A lot. In front of my computer. At a desk. Next to my office window. I'd always thought it'd be so cool to set a bird bath between two live oaks I can see from my window. Then I could take breaks and just watch. Well, I got my bird bath, all right. When I married my husband, James Hearn, in May 2006, I got that. And more. Thanks to the enthusiastic help of my partner, our lawn now brims with native flowers, plants, birds and other wildlife. In 2007, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department certified our yard (front and back) as a Texas Wildscape. In 2012, I became a certified Texas Master Naturalist with the Highland Lakes chapter. Also in 2012, TPWD designated our Wildscape as a Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Site. Since 2016, I've documented 1,070+ species in our one-acre yard, using iNaturalist. From my window now, nearly every day, I watch nature have fun. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to write....