Across the Frozen Sky

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

A Great Sand Dune

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. --Robert W. Service One of my favorite things to do as a child was play in the sandbox on a summer day.  I did many other things, like ride bikes and tromp around on the nearby railroad tracks... 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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