Our Natural Places

Header Image: American Kestrel (Female) The sun had been up for half an hour as we made our way along the crushed shell road. Summer. We miss the numbers of migrating...

Header Image: Pygmy Rattlesnake Hot. Wet. Oppressive. Taking a breath almost requires effort. In the time it takes to walk from the car to the trailhead, your clothes are soaked through...

Header Image: Swallow-tailed Kite “Are you a birder?” The question was simple enough. My answer was quick: “Yes.” Once upon a time, I considered myself a “bird watcher”, but somewhere along...

Header Image: Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis) “There is no blue like that of the Bluebird.” Gini The Profound. She is right, of course. At various angles and different light, the Eastern...

(Header Image: Purple Gallinule) “Work hard to be successful.” It’s what we tell our kids. We hear it at school. Managers drill it into the heads of the work force. Politicians...