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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.

On the road

December 25, 2017
The night before Christmas, the available males—yours truly, my brother Rob, and my son Caleb—were busy with one of those time-honored pre-holiday rituals: taking care of...
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A star is re-born

December 24, 2017
Officially, I've always considered myself to be Jewish, but I've also adopted my wife's local customs, which include celebrating Christmas in all its glory. The house is...
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The night before

December 24, 2017
With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore: "Twas the night before Christmas And by the porch light. The Winter Moths gathered. It was really a fright. I hadn't seen so...
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Milkweed hunt

December 23, 2017
I thought I was strong enough to tackle a trail where I knew, from earlier experience—which is to say, before surgery—had played host to Butterflyweed, that orange-flower...
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Anxiety antidote

December 21, 2017
In the omnipresent chaos and high anxiety that precedes the holiday celebration, sometimes you just need a respite—and a relaxing image of a sunset. Here's one taken up t...
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