You’ve probably seen headlines about how we are currently in the sixth mass extinction that the Earth has seen (though… Read more As the World Falls Apart: Why Is Extinction Such a Big Deal?
A shiny new study just came out detailing nature’s restorative effects, specifically on children and adolescents. It’s an in-depth literature… Read more How Nature Makes Us Feel Better
While edible mushrooms can be found just about year-round in much of temperate North America, fall is by far the… Read more How to Handle Poisonous Mushrooms
One of my favorite fall activities is to check local streams for salmon runs. Here in the Pacific Northwest, and… Read more Why Forests Need Salmon
One of the nice things about living on a lake is that I can go kayaking whenever I feel like… Read more Before Monocots and Eudicots: The Basal Angiosperms
One of the most traumatic and formative experiences of my life occurred when I was thirteen years old. The woods… Read more Environmental Generational Amnesia: When We Forget Nature’s Past
I recently read Richard Louv’s excellent book, Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives–And Save Theirs.… Read more Living With Dangerous Animals
Fall semester has started, which means a whole new round of classes. While I don’t get as much consistency in… Read more Why Are So Many of My Foraging Classes Online?
Okay. Today I’m going to set facts and information aside, and write something that wells up from the cool, clear… Read more To Know Nature is to Love Nature
Imagine driving down a highway in a rural area with a group of other people. With every mile you pass… Read more The Green Curtain: What is Plant Blindness?