Tag Archives: naturalist

Look like a Wild Turkey

I want to look like a turkey. Don’t misread me. I want to look like one, not look like a turkey. The eyesight of wild turkeys is superior to every other inhabitant of eastern forests with the exception of raptors … Continue reading

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The Naturalist Spirit

Does any vocation have a more open and welcoming door than natural history? To be a naturalist, you don’t need a high school diploma or a university degree; there is neither an age barrier nor a physical fitness test. Plenty … Continue reading

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Draft Book Covers

Thanks to my readers and friends for helping me to decide between two front cover designs for a book of essays about nature or science, and memoir. Your suggestions persuaded me to switch my favorite and shorten the title. When the book is … Continue reading

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Maungatautari

There’s an Isle, a green Isle, set in the sea… If you guessed Jean Blewett wrote this poem for Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day you are right. But the first line is also a good fit to New Zealand’s green … Continue reading

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Shifting Baselines

In 1608 Captain John Smith led a crew of fourteen to explore the Chesapeake Bay in a shallop brought over from England in the hold of the Susan Constant.  Leaning over the side of the small craft they could see … Continue reading

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