I recently got to see my very first purple martin (Progne subis) while leading a guided hike for the Friends… Read more Purple Martin Landlords Wanted!
Okay, I know I talk about invasive species a LOT here. A couple of weeks ago I posted about how… Read more Fight Climate Change–By Removing Invasive Species!
This time of year it’s not unusual to be walking through a garden or meadow and suddenly come across what… Read more Summer Spittlebugs
Over the past few centuries, Europeans and their descendants have done all too effective a job at introducing species into… Read more Acclimatization Societies and Invasive Species
I recently learned about a mustelid that only went extinct less than 150 years ago. The sea mink (Neogale macrodon)… Read more Mourning the Sea Mink
It’s that time of year again, when millions of Americans celebrate our country’s independence by buying tons of fireworks to… Read more How Fireworks Harm Nature
I do a lot of internet searches in the process of writing my articles and books, putting together class materials,… Read more Are Insects Pests? On Loving the Unloved
Earlier this spring, yet another claimed sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) made the news. This one was particularly… Read more The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and the Spark of Hope
Photosynthesis is an incredible process if you think about it. Using special cells called chloroplasts, photosynthetic beings are able to… Read more Photosynthetic Animals
I’ve spent years battling invasive species, particularly plants, with the goal of habitat restoration. It’s an imperfect process, of course.… Read more Invasive Species and Climate Change