“Four point six feet,” I say, pulling a stadia rod out of the water and back onto the inflatable kayak, “but I think it’s deeper over there.” I’m measuring the […]
Some creatures are hard to find. It makes sense in a world full of things that try very hard to eat each other. Camouflage, cryptic behavior, stealth, and silence can […]
Ladybird. Ladybug. Lady beetle. Lady cow. Ladybird beetle. All names for one of the most easily recognized insects in the world. Or rather one of the most easily recognized entire […]
I’ve had several encounters with my favorite flying dinosaurs recently. Common ravens (Corvus corax) are found in the far northern latitudes around the globe. At first glance, you might think […]
Lizard in the afternoon sun. Not too sure about this whole model career.
Most birds will fly away when they notice a person. This curious Stellar’s jay, on the other hand, did the exact opposite. I first saw it from across a small […]
The smallest of royalty, surveying his realm. This Ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendulas) is barely showing it’s namesake crest.
This one is a throwback to almost exactly a year ago. Walking on the beach in Seward, AK, at sunset. A low tide left dozens of 12-18 inch wide jellies […]
One of the most exciting things about camping is the friends you make along the way. You never know who you’ll meet.
Let me state for the record that feathers are amazing. Not only do they allow birds to soar, glide and flap their way through the air, their structure allows for […]