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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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
Last night I got to teach my first iteration of my Ecoregions of Oregon class for the year. This is… Read more Ancient Oregon Floods, Part 1: Floods of Lava
While spring is a time that many people associate with cute baby animals, fall and winter are when breeding season… Read more How Dangerous Are Coyote Encounters?
If you’ve explored my classes, you may have noticed that one of them is titled “Ecopsychology For Everyone.” It’s a… Read more What is Ecopsychology?