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
Category: Habitat Restoration
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
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?
Purple Martin Landlords Wanted!
I recently got to see my very first purple martin (Progne subis) while leading a guided hike for the Friends… Read more Purple Martin Landlords Wanted!
Murder Hornets? Not Anymore.
I recently found out that Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by American media as murder hornets,(1) will now have a new common… Read more Murder Hornets? Not Anymore.
Fight Climate Change–By Removing Invasive Species!
Okay, I know I talk about invasive species a LOT here. A couple of weeks ago I posted about how… Read more Fight Climate Change–By Removing Invasive Species!
This time of year it’s not unusual to be walking through a garden or meadow and suddenly come across what… Read more Summer Spittlebugs
Acclimatization Societies and Invasive Species
Over the past few centuries, Europeans and their descendants have done all too effective a job at introducing species into… Read more Acclimatization Societies and Invasive Species
Invasive Species and Climate Change
I’ve spent years battling invasive species, particularly plants, with the goal of habitat restoration. It’s an imperfect process, of course.… Read more Invasive Species and Climate Change
What Are Detritivores and Why Are They Awesome?
Think back to biology classes you’ve taken and you very likely heard the terms carnivore (animal that eats meat), herbivore… Read more What Are Detritivores and Why Are They Awesome?