It’s been an unusual spring here on the southwest Washington coast. While I’m gratified to see that we’ve gotten more… Read more Weird Weather, Or How We Broke the Jet Stream
The Last Rattlesnake Roundup: Toward a More Sustainable Attraction
Recently I read that the last rattlesnake roundup in Georgia is being renewed as a wildlife-friendly festival. Looking at the… Read more The Last Rattlesnake Roundup: Toward a More Sustainable Attraction
The Importance of Nature Literacy
I recently read this article on the need for increased science literacy in the United States, and how our lack… Read more The Importance of Nature Literacy
How to Forage Safely
Spring foraging season is here, and plenty of us are putting on our hiking boots and grabbing our bags and… Read more How to Forage Safely
What Are Decomposers and Why Should We Thank Them?
Last week I wrote about detritivores, those animals (and occasional plant) that ingest decaying matter and thereby help control diseases… Read more What Are Decomposers and Why Should We Thank Them?
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?
The Hidden World of Moss Forests
Last week I wrote about why it’s important to preserve all sorts of ecosystems, not just forests. Today I want… Read more The Hidden World of Moss Forests
Is Planting Trees Always the Answer?
Look at any list of “things you can do to save the planet/combat climate change/prevent extinction/etc.”, and you’re almost always… Read more Is Planting Trees Always the Answer?
Habitat Restoration: Replacing Invasive Beach Grass with Native
I love sleep, and I love not having to wake to an alarm. It’s one of my favorite things about… Read more Habitat Restoration: Replacing Invasive Beach Grass with Native
Ancient Oregon Floods, Part 2: The Missoula Floods
Last week I talked about how Oregon and Washington were covered in several massive floods of lava that hardened into… Read more Ancient Oregon Floods, Part 2: The Missoula Floods