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.

Concert masters

May 25, 2017
It rained almost all day, and, for the most part, hard, so I spent most of the mandatory indoor time finishing a story about the biomechanics of accurate throwing. But wh...
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Learning curve

May 24, 2017
Last spring or maybe the one before it, I got a note from a dear friend and loyal reader about a picture of a flower that I was calling wild Sweet William. The sharp-eyed...
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May apple futures

May 23, 2017
The sun came out briefly in the early morning, and since I knew that it wasn't likely to last, the light gave me an idea, and I headed outside to see if I might actually...
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Always at home

May 22, 2017
The rains arrived on schedule, and while the precipitation wasn't as monsoonal as predicted, it was definitely not a day to risk a camera-laden trek, so, dutifully enough...
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Ovenbird, two ways

May 21, 2017
Whenever I hear an Ovenbird, which, these days, is just about on every walk through the woods, I think of a poem written by Robert Frost with the title of "A Minor Bird."...
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