When I am teaching my class on Forests, Fire Ecology, and Climate Change, I always start with a basic introduction… Read more How Do Plants Fix Nitrogen?
Imagine you are walking through the forest, and you see a bright red mushroom with white spots. You decide to… Read more Mushrooms and Aposematism
Have you ever seen weird clouds that looked like saucers (flying or otherwise), or piles of pancakes floating in the… Read more What Causes Lenticular Clouds?
Fall is a fantastic time to hunt for edible mushrooms of all sorts here on the Washington coast–and, really, all… Read more It’s Shaggy Mane Mushrooms Season!
Fall is upon us, and the woolly bears are out in force! You don’t need your bear spray, though; these… Read more Are Woolly Bears Winter Weather Predictors?
New Year’s Eve is still months away, but we are on the cusp of the new water year. The United… Read more Happy New Water Year!
Goodness, it’s the fall equinox already, and so much is happening here on the coast! We finally got the first… Read more Happy Autumn Mushroom Season!
I met this Very Good Snek* a few days ago when I was taking my dog for a walk at… Read more Hello, Snek.
Last week I spent some time picking lupine seeds at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. For the past few years I’ve… Read more Picking Lupine For the Greater Good
Yellow-faced Bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii), Long Beach, WA “Save the bees!” That’s been the clarion call not only from environmental groups… Read more The Importance of Native Pollinators