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.

Thick-headedness

September 12, 2017
When I spotted this possible wasp working the Jewelweed leaves by the Assekonk Swamp, I realized, fairly fast, that it was actually a fly doing a fine job of mimicking a...
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Frog in the coalmine

September 12, 2017
My wife was alarmed when she noticed this Pickerel Frog trying to swim in a small pool of water that had gathered in a tarp. The frog, she told me, was just paddling arou...
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Night moves

September 11, 2017
Where was a grandchild when I needed one? Tonight, as has been my pattern for the past week or so, I slowly walked a circuit of the edge of the lawn, my headlamp off. I w...
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Faking it

September 10, 2017
Every year, I try to learn a new group of critters—as well as, of course, add to my attempts to master the identification of old friends—and in 2017, my target has been a...
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Pharmacy visit

September 09, 2017
One of the most useful things about keeping natural history records is that, after a while—several years, at the very least—you begin to know what to expect will happen i...
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