Across the Frozen Sky

Tundra swans’ long migration connects the isolated tundra to the urbanized mid-Atlantic.

Waning Summer, Waxing Autumn

The summer sun was nearly wasted on me.  I spent a considerable amount of time indoors at a retail job in order to pay for the enumerating costs of living as an adult.  A three-car wreck on a busy urban road in morning traffic, a rusty muffler scraping on suburban asphalt streets, and the hassle... Continue Reading →

Snow Drops

Sixty degree weather in February has created some unique opportunities for me this year.  While it's not quite late enough for much of anything to be growing or flowering, there are some typical early bloomers that appear almost out of place without a blanket of snow on the ground and nippy air on the nose.... Continue Reading →

Life Sciences: Academics

"Conservation is a cause that has no end.  There is no point at which we will say our work is finished." --Rachel Carson I pulled up the site today to try to finish one of the dozen or so drafts that I have going and decided instead to provide an update on me.  I've not... Continue Reading →

New Growth

  I've been venturing out here and there throughout the past couple weeks to find something to write about.  So far, it's been rather pleasant for late winter walks--temperatures in the 60's and even 70's along with mostly rain and sunshine.  The crocus bloomed, followed by the daffodils.  In the woods there are a fair share... Continue Reading →

Spring Forward!

Welcome! ... Again! Hello, I'm Aaron and this is my blog about nature.  I started this little blog project a while back and I have admittedly been neglecting the site.  But I plan on maintaining a more committed relationship.  A few new things will be coming to the site and I think I'm going to... Continue Reading →

Spring Wildflowers at Irwin Run

  In nature nothing exists alone.      --Rachel Carson, Silent Spring       I park my car near a small lake in the local park and decide that I will follow a stream--Irwin Run.  I enjoy streams and am fascinated with the movement of water and how the density of life seems to increase when water... Continue Reading →

Spring Greening

Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life. -- Edward O. Wilson, Biophilia It's May already.  I feel like the last few months of winter and the first of Spring blend and meld and then suddenly it's ninety degrees Fahrenheit... Continue Reading →

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 →

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