Dorothy Clifford Birch is an avid naturalist, environmentalist, and award winning photographer. Dorothy received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from Nova Southeastern University. She spends much of her free time educating children and adults alike about the role each one of us plays in supporting and restoring our beautiful environment. Her goal in creating these beautiful photographs is to spread the beauty of nature to as many as possible. Dorothy was raised in Virginia, which she still believes to be the very most beautiful state in the Union, but she now travels the country as the wife of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot.
She loves her work as an environmental educator, joining in the delight of natural discovery with children and adults alike, encouraging the critical thinking and action that help people to appreciate the wonderful web of life in which they are enveloped. As for these pictures and their role in Birch’s environmental education efforts. . . if one picture is worth a thousand words, then these, she hopes, might just begin to describe the beauty of this small and precious, blue and green planet on which we are blessed to live.