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.

Almost May blobs

April 20, 2018
It's always a great time to walk in the wetlands, but the last part of April may be the best time of all. There are, of course, no mosquitoes out and about to plague the...
Read the Full Post »

Hepatic semi-hot-spot

April 19, 2018
It was almost a spring day, and even though the wind still carried a chilly off the Atlantic, the sun was bright and delivered some genuine heat. That said, I kept the lo...
Read the Full Post »

Another second

April 18, 2018
As a naturalist, I'm always looking for firsts, but I've already discovered the year's first butterfly—the Mourning Cloak I spotted and wrote about on the 31st of March—s...
Read the Full Post »

Serious business

April 17, 2018
The phoebes are still chasing each other incessantly, but, at least on this occasion, one of the birds paused for a few moments to show me, in no uncertain terms, that th...
Read the Full Post »

A late shimmer

April 16, 2018
We had a lot of rain today, interspersed with long rumbles of thunder, and when it was all over in the late afternoon, the gauge held in excess of two inches of precipita...
Read the Full Post »