When I was a kid in the 80s, I remember hearing about tortoise shell glasses–also known as horn-rimmed glasses–that were… Read more Poaching Turtles for the Pet Trade
Winter is here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that wild animals of all sorts are falling back on cold… Read more Why Feeding Wildlife is Dangerous
Now that the weather has cooled down over much of the United States, insects have died back or gone into… Read more What Are Mosquitoes Good For?
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?
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 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
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
There’s a saying that “there are old mushrooms hunters, and there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old,… Read more I Will Not Be An Old, Bold Mushroom Hunter: On Questionably Edible Mushroom Species
We’ve all seen the headlines: “Hero dog saves owner from rattlesnake!” “Hero dog saves owner from bear!” “Hero dog saves… Read more Hero Dog? How to Prevent Dog-Wildlife Conflicts