Nature Media

Understanding Nature takes a bit of research and reading… “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” -Frank Lloyd Wright- I am creating this bibliography from a naturalist’s point of view. Recommendations are always welcome in the comments…



A collection of articles written about human interaction with nature. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax. Our impact on nature is a mixed bag: -…


Wildlife Log

“The beasts” captured through the lens of my camera. “If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.” (Chief…



Weekly Photo Challenge: “Achievement” Beaver Achiever

I live next door to a very high achieving neighbor.  His home is entirely self-crafted on waterfront property he creates through the construction of strategically placed dams. Constructed from local lumber that is personally selected, harvested, shaped, and moved to suit his…

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The Answer: Marsh Fly, Snail-Killing Fly, Tetanocera ferruginea

       We did it!      The question:      “Can you help me identify this insect?“      Has an answer:  Marsh Fly, Snail-Killing Fly, Tetanocera ferruginea It was a thrill to follow the suggestions of helpful…


Can you help me identify this insect?

Observed this intriguing little insect (about 3/8inch long)  feeding on a crabapple hanging in tree that grows along the shrub zone at the edge of our wetland near Portland, Oregon. I’ve searched the Internet and looked through our nature guides and…


Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Ok, I’ guilty… of three edits after posting for this week’s challenge. Edit #1- first post Black and White felt like an appropriate choice to focus on the aspect of “twinkle” instead of the collection of colors. I left the moon glow…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone but not forgotten

Summer Zucchini Blossom Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. ~Theodore Roethke~   This week’s photo challenge: “Gone but not forgotten“

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A gathering of 52

What do you know?  Turns out this week’s photo challenge theme gives reason for celebrating another blogging Anniversary- One year of participation in the “Weekly Photo Challenge”   Here’s to year number two and me taking more photos that will tie weekly…

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