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.

A cure for something

March 27, 2017
Spring weather remains quite over the horizon, and any thought of putting the wood stove to bed for the season—to say nothing of gloves, long underwear (even in the house...
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Another Big Night

March 26, 2017
When the vernal pools come to life, the change is often breathtakingly sudden, dramatic, and, of course, loud. This afternoon, a raw and drizzly one, the amphibian inhabi...
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Diners, home and away

March 26, 2017
Little did I know that when I took shots of my granddaughter Stasia enthusiastically and, to be sure, messily, scarfing down spaghetti that the images would be downright...
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Welcome to the world, Hatch

March 25, 2017
According to the critically important writer Richard Louv, we suffer, as a culture, from an awful ailment he dubbed "Nature Deficit Disorder"—the failure, for a lot of re...
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The best/worst of times

March 24, 2017
Among the days that are the most eagerly anticipated on my schedule are those I'd call teaching days: the times that I'm asked to pass on my natural history expertise to...
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