Pollution: Invisible and Obvious

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. --Jacques-Yves Cousteau On a walk through a local park, a young woman passes beneath a dense green canopy of trees.  Birds sing around her, wildflowers bloom along the trail, and a doe and fawn whitetail deer pass nearby with little... Continue Reading →

Becoming a Naturalist

I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. --John Muir As a youth I had a dream of becoming an astronaut.  I even made a T-shirt with the space shuttle on it using acrylic paint--I wanted to be the... Continue Reading →

Climate and Weather

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.      - Mark Twain The sky darkens as a mass of thick, low clouds sweep across the sky.  Winds blast frigid air through the city and flurries fly violently with every gust.  The snowstorm unloads more than a foot of snow in only a few hours.... Continue Reading →

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