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?
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?
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
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