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…


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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…


Columbia River: Recollections of a Lovely Fall Day

There was no argument … the warm days of Fall would soon be gone. That’s when a group of neighbors decided to pack up kayaks, and paddle equipment. Off we caravanned to the Port of St. Helens, Oregon. No one…


Weekly Photo Challenge: “Angular” Works in Geologic Time

 Virgin River Gorge Northwest Arizona at the Utah Border… Faulted, fractured, tilted Paleozoic and Mesozoic rock layers: Conglomerate, limestone, siltstone, chert, shale, and gypsum… become the geometric tools of geology. Cliffs stand in near vertical faces. Landslides tumble rock into…

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: “Minimalist” Comb Jelly

“Minimalist- an artist who emphasizes extreme simplification of form and color”   Upon a canvas of sand particles Mother Nature poses her beached sculpture… Phylum - Ctenophora the Comb Jelly.   98% water – 2% living cells no: brain, lungs, gills, heart,…

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Just Another Nature Enthusiast

For nature's sake... photography & thoughts

The Badger and the Whooping Crane

News about Wisconsin's wild places and whooping cranes, and the people devoted to both

Your Parks "Go Guide"

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Come Travel Along

Hi, I’m Ruchi! Welcome to my site, where I share stories about vacations I’ve taken and places I’ve visited. Join me here on my blog as I share my travel experiences, photographs and tips from wherever my travels take me to next.

Tryon Naturalist Notes

Tryon Creek Management Unit

Ocean Acidification

Bringing information on ocean acidification to scientists, policymakers and the public

Around and About The Pacific Northwest

photography, psychology, and social issues

Wind Against Current

Thoughts on kayaking, science, and life

Nick's Nature Pics

A Field Naturalist's Photo Journal

de Wets Wild

Disappearing into South Africa's wild places... Again!

Forest Garden

Tips, tricks, and tools for gardening in a forest community

The Road Less Paved

Exploring Wisconsin with a camera and a muse or two

Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge

A non-profit cooperative partner with Oregon State Parks

WILDEN MARSH: Another Year Living with Nature at Hoo Wood and Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve.

A blog about the fauna and flora catching my eye in Hoo Wood and on Wilden Marsh.


A Yaquina Bay Communications Radio News Website

one cool site

WordPress blogging tips tools & tutorials

Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua

Life is a beach on Ometepe Island

My Life on Automattic

When writing, reading, rescue, and WordPress collide

Eusociality Site

Science Book Reviews

Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden at H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum, WA

A Native Plant Botanical Garden and Interpretive Site


Observations in the current

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

It's a Natureful Life

Tips and inspiration to infuse your life with nature


a foreigner in Tbilisi, photos, book reviews, changing seasons etc

Northwest Frame of Mind

At home in my corner of the world

Willow House Chronicles

Rural life in eastern Ontario

wise monkeys abroad

the world is our playground

Crooked Tracks

Minnesota nature and photography.


The greatest site in all the land!

Wander In Nature

For the love of nature


a journal of how I find art in my daily life.

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography

Oregon Coast Aquarium

A Place Of Wonder

Stolon Kisses

It's fun to play in the dirt

Northwest Geology Field Trips

Field trips to cool geology of northwest Washington & southwest British Columbia

Nature on the Edge

Urban wildlife photography by Liz Hardman

An Evolving Scientist

Musings on life and times

The ancient eavesdropper

Nature's nuances in a nutshell


Perspectives from the Ranch

Europe 2013...Africa 2014

This site concludes the European vacation begun in "Rosemarie in Europe 2013" and continues to chronicle the upcoming safari in Botswana..

For the Love of Living Things

in praise of the Creation

Chronicles of a Suburban Nature Mom

Outdoors enthusiast, amateur photographer, music teacher ... playing outside, capturing images of natural beauty, and sharing our family adventures, both big and small, around the San Francisco Bay and beyond...

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography

John Rakestraw

Birding in Oregon and beyond

I n f u s i o n

_ handcrafted bags _

In Season

The Earth is good.

through a science lens

words, photos, science


Sailing away with Nikk and Jan


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