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 →

Enjoying Nature in All Seasons

You can't get too much winter in the winter.      -- Robert Frost I usually wait for a day when temperatures are bearable but not too warm--25 degrees Fahrenheit isn't bad--and when there is a fresh coating of snow.  The fresh coat of snow helps identify trails, tracks, and scats which otherwise may have been... Continue Reading →

Slice of Wilderness

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. - Edward Abbey As a naturalist, I love doing anything in nature. Camping, hiking, backpacking, bird-watching, even just being in a suburban wooded lot is thrilling to me. So when a couple of friends I made in the Florida Keys invited me to... Continue Reading →


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.      - John Muir Cabin fever is setting in during this record-breaking cold winter.  I've ventured outside a few times, but for the most part, I've been staying indoors.  After years of winters of considering writing... Continue Reading →

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