Every day, if the weather is reasonable, which is to say not pouring (and sometimes even then), I try to start the morning with a walk through the woods and fields near home—a trek that includes many, many stops to photograph the natural history I find along the way. There can be a second "nature hike" when I break for lunch, and there are days when I'm outdoors keeping tabs on the natural world from dawn to dusk, as well as after dark. I've made my living as a photojournalist, specializing in science and medicine, for more than 39 years, and documenting nature in pictures and words has long been a passion. Every day brings a new discovery. Every day, I'll try to post the best one.

Dog walk benefit

July 20, 2017
I don't have a dog, but periodically, my neighbors go on vacation and I get to take care of their wonderful pooch, Freda. Early this morning, she and I were out for our d...
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Cactus legs

July 19, 2017
I spotted this tiny, spiny bug on the petal of a Black-eyed Susan that was growing on the roadside near the house, and, it just so happened, I was walking with my 85mm Mi...
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Mountain goat

July 18, 2017
After a wonderful week at nature camp, my granddaughter Stasia decided that, yes, hiking in the woods was back to being more than OK, so when I suggested that perhaps we...
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Show time, native lily edition

July 17, 2017
Praise be: on yet another glorious day, I actually had about an hour to do some hiking, and since I knew this gift was short-lived, I had to find a trail close to home. I...
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The graduate

July 16, 2017
Sigh... on a gorgeous, sunny, dry, and not-too-warm day, I spent far too much of it indoors trying to finish yet another deadline project. But later in the afternoon, aft...
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