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My name is Tyler Pedersen and I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, nature enthusiast and runner from Helena, Montana. I have self-published one book of poetry titled, “Nostalgia, Naturally,” through Authorhouse in 2007. My specialties are concrete poetry (e.g., sculpting words into all sorts of shapes) and free verse.

Impressions of a leaf_color_screen shot

Waxing Poetic

As an ecologist, I have performed a wide range of field work jobs including tracking endangered and threatened rattlesnakes and turtles in Illinois, trapping small mammals in Eastern Montana, blazing trails in Western Montana and Idaho and coring trees in the sub-alpine forests of Wyoming and Colorado.

Tyler Pedersen

In 2006, I graduated from the University of Montana with a major in Ecology and minor in Art History and criticism. After college, I served two years in Americorps as an Montana Conservation Corps crew member in Helena, Montana and Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator for the City of Gresham, Oregon. For the last 4 years, I have worked at the Coos Watershed Association, a non-profit watershed council, in Coos Bay, Oregon. Here, I managed and implemented riparian and wetland restoration projects, collected and analyzed field data and wrote reports and successfully-funded grant proposals. I also spent a considerable time controlling and mapping invasive plants like Japanese knotweed, gorse and purple loosestrife.

free spirit

Presently, I work for the North & South Santiam Watershed Councils as their Shared Restoration Projects Manager. I live in Harrisburg, Oregon with my wife, newborn daughter and our two dogs and two cats. Nature continues to inspire me everyday and I am excited to share with you my musings on the unfurled sudden splendor that this planet affords.

If you are interested in purchasing an E-book or softcover edition of my collection of poems and photographs titled, “Nostalgia, Naturally,” please click on the link below.

Nostalgia, Naturally


714 Responses to About

  1. ‘The ancient eavesdropper’ is a marvellous name for a website!

  2. I adore your words and photography. Thank you for sharing your perspective of the world with all.

    • It is my pleasure….you are very welcome! And thank you for your kind words & readership ๐Ÿ™‚ Nature is my muse & wellspring of inspiration! Have a wonderful day, my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. thinkinkadia says:

    Nature deserves all that attention! Congrats on a beautiful blog here n Thanks for your visit to my modest crazy home๐Ÿ™

    • You are most welcome…my pleasure! Thank you for your kind words of support for my blog…keep up the great work on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend!

  4. Lynne Burnett says:

    Loved your poems! And your photos make me want to write more poems!

  5. inkowlme says:

    Hey just wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog and have nominated you for an award. It will be posted tomorrow on my site inkowlme.wordpress.com. Thank you for sharing your talent and point of view!

  6. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Tyler!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    Read more about this nomination at


  7. dawnbirdau says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Love your philosophy. Will visit again.

  8. Alison Wem says:

    Tyler, these are great photos, wonderfully inspirational. I am an author and offer creative therapy. do you offer any of your photos for license so I could include them in a print project I am considering?

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I am humbled by your high praise ๐Ÿ™ If you wanted to use my photos I only ask that you give me credit. Which ones are you interested in? I appreciate you asking! Nature is a therapeutic muse ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful day, Alison, and keep up the great work!
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. MOMENTS says:

    Congrats for this lovely blog with all your diverse creativity contained. I like your presentation, so clearly expressed. The photographs are magnificent, so professionally done by a lover of nature. Also, I like your caligrams. It is the first time I see some in the realm of wordpress.com. I have always liked the idea of drawing with words. And thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

  10. Your “Impressions of a leaf” reminds me of the French poet Apollinaire’s Calligrammes a century ago:


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