Monica Bryand was born and raised in St. Paul and has lived on the West Side of Saint Paul for over 40 + years. She is a Latina who is passionate about so many issues including the environment. She has been a birder for close to 20+ years and photographer for about ten years, she’s appreciated the support given to her by other birders & photographers and will continue to absorb and grow.
Monica’s real interest in taking bird photos and sharing them is to let others see the beauty that is right in front of them (okay maybe above them). She wants people to understand the connection of all things to the earth and how important it is to protect the habitats for all animals all over this planet. She wants kids to enjoy the amazing natural environments (parks, lakes, rivers) they have in the Twin Cities and MN. By letting kids experience nature, she hopes that they too will want to protect it for themselves and the next generation.
Monica believes we need to think about big picture opportunities to stop the destruction of the planet and while we are doing that we can individually do things that will support habitats instead of destroy them. It’s not just about planting a tree or flower; it’s about planting trees and flowers that are truly beneficial to the birds, bees and butterflies!