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Speaking of Nature: Piping Plovers


In 1985, the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) was granted protected status under the Endangered Species Act. To make a very long story short, a...

Today, I am giving myself something of a treat. The oppressive humidity that we experienced last week has finally broken and I am set up outside...

The first house wrens arrived in my yard on May 14. This is solid data because I was home every day of the month and on that particular day, I...

Coyotes at night


There aren’t many sounds more haunting than the staccato bark of a coyote just before midnight.In the blackness of the woods, it’s impossible to...

The flowers of June


From a practical point of view photography is one of those tricky arts that benefit from training, experience and a generous portion of luck. If...

A person engaged in keeping an accurate almanac never has a dull moment. There are so many “firsts” to keep track of, like the first sighting of...

As spring turns toward summer and perennials awaken from their winter nap, stretching open their petals as if yawning into the sun, there’s another...

Noticing nature’s beauty


Yesterday, I spent the entire morning and afternoon outside in nature — it was beautiful medicine. My wife, Brianna, and I took Juneau, my family’s...

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