Across the Frozen Sky

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

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 →

Summer Home

At age fourteen I packed up some belongings and went to work at a Boy Scout summer camp in the Laurel Highlands--two thousand acres of Northeastern forest with a three hundred acre man-made lake.  That summer while teaching youth about nature, I hiked the trail around the lake many times with friends.  I caught frogs... Continue Reading →

Winter Thaw

[The turkey] is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.      - Benjamin Franklin February 2, 2014.  A midwinter thaw allows temperatures to rise to... Continue Reading →

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