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Mom

On March 29th my mother, Barbara Walker, passed away after an almost 2 year fight with breast cancer. I've posted this gallery to honor her memory.

As you can see, the majority of these pictures are of her outside. She loved being outdoors and enjoying the natural world. She loved all wildlife but especially birds and butterflies. She volunteered much of her time at the local Massachusetts Audubon Society and was an officer in the Massachusetts chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

Mom truly made me into the man I am today. She introduced me to nature later in life and I cherish the memories I have of the times I spent with her and my Dad. Waiting for woodcocks at dusk, helping salamanders cross the road on Big Night, stumbling on the diamondback rattlesnake in Texas, hawkwatching in Cape May, 4th of July Butterfly counts, nighthawk monitoring at the cemetery... so many great times. And without her encouragement I probably never would have gotten involved with photography.

She was the best mother anyone could ask for and I miss her every day.
Barbara, Gail, and Elise Butterflying in El Cielo
Barbara, Gail, and Elise Butterflying in El Cielo
Admiring a Green Comma
Admiring a Green Comma
Butterflying the Dismal Swamp
Butterflying the Dismal Swamp
Mountaintop in California
Mountaintop in California
Mt Tom Trip
Mt Tom Trip
Tortoiseshell Landing Strip
Tortoiseshell Landing Strip
Massachusetts Butterfly Club Trip to Texas
Massachusetts Butterfly Club Trip to Texas
Walking the Rocks in Gloucester
Walking the Rocks in Gloucester
Massachusetts Butterfly Group
Massachusetts Butterfly Group
The Ladies
The Ladies
Barbara and Mike
Barbara and Mike
Rick and Barbara
Rick and Barbara
Visiting White Sands
Visiting White Sands
Shadows
Shadows
Birding in Trinidad
Birding in Trinidad
Exploring Texas
Exploring Texas
Barbara
Barbara
Barbara and Rick
Barbara and Rick
Trenholm Wedding
Trenholm Wedding
Overlooking the Mountains
Overlooking the Mountains
Barbara and Kerry on Plum Island
Barbara and Kerry on Plum Island
Rick and Barbara on Cape Cod
Rick and Barbara on Cape Cod
Barbara and Mike
Barbara and Mike
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
Feeding a Chickadee
Feeding a Chickadee
Barbara at White Sands
Barbara at White Sands
Barbara and Cheryl
Barbara and Cheryl
Rick and Barbara
Rick and Barbara
The Walkers Together at Christmas
The Walkers Together at Christmas
Babe, Rick, Shirley, and Barbara Walker
Babe, Rick, Shirley, and Barbara Walker
Forbush Bird Club
Forbush Bird Club
Barbara, Mike, and Kerry
Barbara, Mike, and Kerry
Rick and Barbara
Rick and Barbara