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
Why Forests Need Salmon
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
Before Monocots and Eudicots: The Basal Angiosperms
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
Environmental Generational Amnesia: When We Forget Nature’s Past
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
Living With Dangerous Animals
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
Why Are So Many of My Foraging Classes Online?
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?
To Know Nature is to Love Nature
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
The Green Curtain: What is Plant Blindness?
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?
Three Billion Birds Are Missing. What Happened?
As fall migration begins, I’ve been watching the feeders outside my studio window to see how the cast of characters… Read more Three Billion Birds Are Missing. What Happened?
Geese in Vs, Starling Murmurations, and Other Bird Flight Formations
I was asked a while back about why some birds fly in a V pattern, and others fly in murmurations.… Read more Geese in Vs, Starling Murmurations, and Other Bird Flight Formations