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 […]
Walking along the Pacific Crest Trail from Donner Pass on a late fall day. High, thin clouds caught the afternoon sun and cast a subtle streak of color arcing over […]
A sea of vibrant neon light against the otherwise dark backdrop of forest. Wolf lichen (Letharia vulpina) grows readily on the bark of mature red firs. Look, but don’t eat. […]
Last week brought desert and canyon and sandstone. In Little Wild Horse Canyon, stone mimics the force that carved it.
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 […]
I’ve missed the last couple of weeks due to training and camping. Not that that’s a good excuse. On the plus side, here are a couple of intimate moments with […]