They Neither Sow nor Reap

July 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Opportunities to photograph wildlife in Glacier National Park are abundant. They are among the things I love most about Glacier. The actual practice, however, can be problematic particularly along the roadways. Visitors are always on the look out for big wildlife. So anyone stopped by the side of a road who merely looks intently off into the distan...
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It's Something Like Magic

April 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
You stroll the boardwalk early on a spring morning, enjoying the quiet of an awakening woodland. The familiar song of a robin makes its way down through trees just starting to break bud. The light is soft, the winds calm. Cool air is pleasant against your skin. The trees are still. This corner of the world is easing its way into spring. The Boardw...
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Native Plant Symposium

January 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Native Plant Symposium for Beginners – Stop Mowing, Start Growing! Spring is Coming! Now is the time to plan new additions to your landscape. What to choose? Let me recommend plants that are both beautiful and ecologically beneficial – Natives! Not familiar with native plants? Well, if you live in the Northern Virginia Area consider attending this...
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The Legend of Little Mouse

July 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
In the Great Western Forests of the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest stand the majestic Douglas Fir trees. Towering 200 to 300 feet over the creatures of the forest floor, Douglas Fir is a strong tree, able to survive the harshest challenges of the wild. Its thick bark and lofty canopy make it resistant to damage from the frequent fires of...
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AnaBeth Among the Bluebells

May 27, 2019  •  2 Comments
I’ve learned not to take it personally, the attrition of people who start off on my Native Trees and Forests guided walk. My tour leads ultimately to the Cedar Run floodplain and the famous Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica). Along the way we learn about forest ecology. However, some folks are really just here for the remarkable ephemeral dis...
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