Chris Berry, the publisher of Clear Landing, taking a video of a bobcat along a hiking trail in Florida at Circle B Reserve.

Welcome to Clear Landing, Your Gateway to Nature and Wildlife

A passion for the outdoors, captured in pixels and prose.

Clear Landing, born in 2014, is your one-stop shop for all things nature and wildlife. We delve into the beauty and intrigue of the natural world through captivating articles, stunning photographs, informative videos, and even playful nature memes.

Driven by a Mission of Education

Our guiding light is a simple yet powerful aim: to educate our community about the wonders that surround us. From the towering giants of the forest to the tiniest critters scurrying underfoot, we believe in illuminating the magic of nature and fostering a deeper understanding of its delicate balance.

Meet Chris, Your Nature Guide

I'm Chris Berry, the founder and voice behind Clear Landing. My love affair with the wild began on a dusty Appalachian Trail hike as a wide-eyed cub scout. That childhood spark ignited a lifelong passion for exploring, documenting, and sharing the wonders of the natural world.

A Life Steeped in Nature

From navigating the lush landscapes of Northern Virginia to studying Florida's vibrant ecosystems, nature has been my constant companion. My high school foray into forestry taught me the vital role fire plays in environmental health, a lesson etched in my memory like the intricate bark of an ancient oak.

Conservation Through the Lens

Wildlife holds a special place in my heart. Volunteering at a raccoon rescue instilled in me a profound respect for all creatures, big and small. Photography became my tool for conservation, allowing me to showcase the beauty and plight of these fascinating animals and spark conversations about their protection.

Always Learning, Always Sharing

My quest for knowledge continues even today as I pursue my Advanced Master Naturalist Certification through the University of Florida. This thirst for understanding fuels my desire to educate others through Clear Landing, highlighting the irreplaceable value of Florida's unique habitats.

Published Passions

My love for nature and photography has blossomed into published works, gracing the pages of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park's 2018 Calendar and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's 2016 Florida Paddling Trails Guide.

Join the Community

Thank you for joining me on this journey of exploration and wonder. Clear Landing is more than just a website; it's a vibrant community of nature enthusiasts eager to learn, share, and protect the precious tapestry of life that surrounds us. So, grab your hiking boots, dust off your camera, and let's explore together!