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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.

Two recyclers

February 18, 2018
Normally, I try to offer the best of the best in the daily image collection, but that always is predicated on having the right camera in the most perfect of situations. T...
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Open witch

February 17, 2018
About a week ago, I highlighted the start of the first flower on the garden Witch Hazel, a cultivated member of the Hamamelis congregation whose members come in a number...
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Indoor partridge

February 15, 2018
Last autumn, when I finally built a terrarium, my goal was to populate it with mosses and liverworts and observe them at close range, perhaps even doing better at identif...
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Mallards on the move

February 15, 2018
I realize these are just mallards... and not exactly the most exciting of waterfowl species. (I think there might be one Pintail, an infinitely more intriguing species, r...
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Unexpected appearance

February 14, 2018
Several months ago, I put together a terrarium that would house my collection of mosses in various containers living on the table surrounding the kitchen sink. The move w...
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