In Celebration of Moths

In Celebration of Moths

Let’s learn some fun facts about moths in celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 18-24) and National Moth Week (July 21-28, 2018). Moths don’t get the respect and attention they deserve, overshadowed by their more colorful and day-flying relatives,...
Bioluminescent Footprints, Oh My!

Bioluminescent Footprints, Oh My!

A Glow in the Dark Sea Creature Next time an evening stroll takes you to the seashore, your wet footprints may surprise you by glowing in the dark! Though many marine organisms have the ability to glow, called bioluminescence, it’s likely that the single-celled...
The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

In honor of World Oceans Day, I’d like to share some fascinating biology facts, as well as conservation issues surrounding the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Bluefin Tuna Conservation Challenges There are 3 species of Bluefin Tuna including the Atlantic, Southern, and...

Happy Love A Tree Day!

May 16th is designated as Love A Tree Day! How are you celebrating it? I’m sharing a few images of favorite trees I’ve met in my travels to Peru, Honduras, Mexico, Borneo, Sicily and the Pacific Northwest!...

Inspirational Quotes

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” -John Muir “In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these...
In Celebration of Pangolins

In Celebration of Pangolins

World Pangolin Day is observed on the 3rd Saturday of February each year and so it’s a good time to reflect on this incredibly unique and endangered mammal. Sadly, pangolins are the most illegally traded wild mammals on the planet. They are poached for their...

Fabulous Frogs

  The video below introduces a new movie by the folks at Frog Rescue and Jonathan Kolby, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who is studying threatened frogs in remote regions of the world. Learn more about his Honduran Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center.  ...
In Celebration of Rhinos!

In Celebration of Rhinos!

It’s World Rhinoceros Day! World Rhinoceros Day is celebrated on September 22 each year. Let’s take a moment to learn about these impressive animals and the threats they face. Rhinoceros are at risk of extinction throughout their range, especially from...

A Black-headed Grosbeak Nest

The Black-headed Grosbeak is a handsome bird with a lovely melodious song that I never tire of listening to. In spring these birds return from their wintering grounds in Central America to nest in the western half of North America. Their strong bill helps them to...

The Water-Ouzel

A story by John Muir John Muir’s favorite bird was the ‘ Water-Ouzel’, better known nowadays as the American Dipper, to which he devoted an entire chapter of his book The Mountains of California, published in 1894. The dipper is also my favorite bird...