Welcome to Field and Footnotes. Recent transplanted from New York, the authors live together in Western Massachusetts with a cat named Juniper and far too many natural history books. This blog is a written record of their attempts to witness and catalog the natural wonders around them, both large and small.

Elizabeth (Barnacletree)
Uncommon. Native to Illinois, but more recently found along the Atlantic coast. Prefers tallgrass prairie, shaded coniferous forest; riparian woods; rocky outcroppings. Often seen perched with a book. A public historian by training and environmental educator by trade, Elizabeth likes to write about both the natural world and our historical connections to it.

Sarah (Oldsampeabody)
Uncommon. Native and local to woodlands and marshes of Long Island with range extending to New England on occasion. Shy and unobtrusive, but easily attracted with the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis. Frequently seen with binoculars in hand and in the company of Elizabeth. When not wrangling commas during her day job as an editor, Sarah dreams about bogs, mountains, and the next new bird that she will see.

(Header photo credit: drcohn)


2 thoughts on “About

  1. cassidy grattan March 14, 2016 / 5:49 am

    what a lovely blog. randomly clicked on a month and read the family moldstead. really enjoyed it.
    found you via a comment you left on bourbon bastards birds. i wrote the mockingbird story and have a few others lying around. let me know if you would be interested in reading them.
    all the best,


    • oldsampeabody March 15, 2016 / 2:59 am

      Thanks so much for your comment! Glad you liked the old moldstead and would love to read more of your writing—I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen on Bourbons, Bastards, and Birds.


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